Footage has emerged of former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee visiting Lemmy’s memorial statue for the first time.
Unveiled last August, Lemmy’s life-sized tribute statue is the work of sculptor Travis Moore and is situated inside the late rock legend’s favourite drinking hole, Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood.
In the two-minute clip filmed by Headbangr for their A Week in Dee World series, Mikkey says upon seeing the statue: “They did a good job. He’d be absolutely f***ing pissed off right now. You know why? It’s too bright! He’d say, ’Turn the light off!’ Way too bright.
“It’s a piece of art. You know, Lemmy’s wherever – watching. He’d be so proud because this was his second home. Actually, it was his first home! His apartment was his second home!”
Last September Mikkey was made a permanent member of German hard rock heroes Scorpions replacing James Kottak.
Mikkey said at the time: "I had some close to 25 amazing years with my friends and brothers Lemmy and Phil in Motörhead and that will always be the backbone in my future drumming.
"Lemmy always had great respect for Scorpions for being a real rock band and I am sure he is proud up there that I moved on and for playing with this class act. Here's to many more years of rock and roll."
Mikkey was a member of Motörhead from 1992 until the band disbanded in the wake of Lemmy’s death in December 2015.
You can check out our gallery of rock stars immortalised as statues featuring Freddie Mercury, Lemmy, Ronnie James Dio, Bon Scott, Chuck Berry, Phil Lynott, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher and more by clicking this link: