The band's 2011 set at the British event Bloodstock disintegrated into a stage fight between the drummer and the conductor. Lemmy, who had been advised to cancel it because he suffered from a bad cold. A clip from the show can be seen below.
“Lemmy was sick,” Dee said Drum for song in a recent interview. “He had an absolutely normal cold, nothing dangerous, but he was sick like a dog. He had a fever; he could hardly speak; he was in a fucking shitty mood. … I said, “Lemmy, we have to cancel. You can't do this show. And he insisted on doing this show.
Things started to go wrong even as the performance began, Dee said. "[W]In a song… he turned and said, "Mikkey, you motherfucker, you're killing me!" Slow down! And I played every song slower than ever thanks to Lemmy. … He was really mad at me.
During a break in the show as a guitarist Phil Campbell changed instruments, Lemmy approached Dee and repeated the allegation that the drummer was "killing" him by playing too fast. "I had a bucket of ice cream that I had a towel in, and I took the towel and fucking thrown it in his face, with ice cream and stuff, and told him to fuck himself , and I left the stage.
As he prepared to leave the festival, Lemmy and Campbell continued to perform, seemingly oblivious to Dee's absence. He was persuaded to return. “I walked on stage and we finished the show,” he said, “but it was terrible; It was terrible. I threw chopsticks at Lemmy; I was throwing towels. He yelled at me throughout the show. It was just terrible. [It was a] very, very important [show]. "
He added that it was "awesome" to return to Bloodstock as member of the Scorpions after Lemmy dead ended Motorhead. "[W]We did a crazy concert, ”he said. "And I even said at the press conference, 'I can only apologize for what we did in 2011.'"
You can watch the full interview below.
Motorhead at Bloodstock 2011