“There is no x metal , no y metal , no pussy metal… Heavy metal is rock’n’roll.”
“A jumbo jet taking off from LAX is like 30 smokers smoking 200 cigarettes a day for 30 fuckin’ years. And they want me to stop smoking THIS?! fuck off”
We recorded his track in Los Angeles in maybe two takes about a year and a half ago. Until then I’d never met what I’d call a real rock ‘n’ roll hero before. Fuck Elvis and Keith Richards, Lemmy’s the king of rock ‘n’ roll – he told me he never considered Motörhead a metal band, he was quite adamant. Lemmy’s a living, breathing, drinking and snorting fucking legend. No one else comes close.
Nice tribute video:
Ace of Spades:
Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister (born 24 December 1945 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) is an English rock musician.
He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the rock band Motörhead as well as a former member of Hawkwind. His appearance, including his friendly mutton chops, prominent facial moles, and gravelly voice, has made him a cult icon.
I Don’t Believe A Word:
For many, heavy metal is personified by a single person — unforgettable Motörhead bassist/shouter Lemmy.
~Gerg Prato (allmusic.com)
Ace of Spades (1980): Album of the day:
Other December 24:
Lee Dorsey was born in 1924
Irving Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 – December 2, 1986) was an African American pop/R&B singer during the 1960s. Much of his work was produced by Allen Toussaint with instrumentalbacking provided by the Meters.