Watch Surviving Motorhead Members Reunite at Scorpions Show
The surviving members of Motorhead reunited onstage this past weekend when guitarist Phil Campbell made a guest appearance with Scorpions.
The German rockers hired drummer Mikkey Dee in 2016, several months after the death of Lemmy Kilmister – whose passing brought his band to an end.
After being brought onto the stage, Campbell acknowledged the audience by giving them the finger on both hands, before offering applause. Scorpions singer Klaus Meine told the crowd at Rock Fest in Spain that they wanted to pay tribute to Lemmy because the bands had “shared the stage together so many times.” Dee then launched into the intro to Motorhead's classic “Overkill.”
You can watch the reunion moment below.
Earlier this year, Campbell said that he and Dee had begun thinking about staging a number of Lemmy tribute shows, after having previously discussed the idea, but decided to wait until they felt the time was right.
“It's on the cards, but it's just gonna be a few select shows,” the guitarist noted. “We're not gonna be touring with it. We're gonna get these people involved and [we have to allow for] their schedules as well. We'll just do some special shows worldwide, which will be good — a tribute to Lem and to the band maybe. ... But it wouldn’t be an ongoing thing. Everyone’s too busy. “
In a recent interview, Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs discussed the contemporary validity of the band’s soft-rock classic “Wind of Change.” “Of course, we all had our hopes flying high regarding a peaceful world, but I came to the conclusion [that] it's an illusion," he said. "World peace will never exist because you and I, we have conflicts in ourselves. You have conflicts with your partner in life, your brothers, your family, all of the village. ... Go to the big cities, go to another country with different languages and cultures, different religions, and hell breaks loose, especially as far as religions go. Forget it – we will never have world peace. It's sad, but I have to admit it.”