Motorhead frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister has let slip that the metal legends are plotting a covers album but he jokes which bands they actually select to cover is already causing scraps in the band as drummer Mikkey Dee is keen for Lemmy to wrap his pipes around some songs Lemmy doesn’t feel he could pull off.
Speaking backstage at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany Lemmy said Dee is a fan of bands which sing in a higher key than Lemmy is used to. He said:
“We’re not sure but we are thinking about doing an album of covers. The problem is Mikkey likes bands like Journey and that and I can’t sing like that. So we’ll have to get him to compromise on that.”
When asked if there were any modern songs Lemmy would like to give the Motorhead treatment he added:
“There are a lot of songs I like but I wouldn’t cover them as they are by girls.
“Skunk Anansie and Evenesence write some great songs, really good quality songs. I could try it but it’d be a slightly lower key.”