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Monday, February 21, 2011

Pure Dumb Luck: An Interview With The Iconic Lemmy Kilmister

Classic Rock Revisited teamed up with Lemmy for an interview. Read excerpts below:

Lemmy is one of only a handful of people in the entertainment industry recognizable by only one name, in fact most don’t even know that he has a last one. Unlike Sting, Madonna and Prince, Lemmy never used his one word moniker as a marketing tool. There was no yellow bee like sweater, no simulated sex on an alter and no running around in a pair of golden underwear onstage. Nope, for over thirty years Lemmy has worn a black cowboy hat, black shirt and pants, boots, sported two large moles on his face, had greasy looking unkempt shaggy hair and pounded the shit out of his bass guitar.

Jeb: I have always wanted to ask you this…. Lemmy, what is the dumbest thing that you have ever done?

Lemmy: There are a lot of them, for sure. I climbed down the outside of the Swiss Cottage Holiday Inn once just to surprise one of my crew by getting on his balcony and knocking on his window.

Jeb: You’re not a dumb guy either so I wonder what is the best career move you’ve ever made.

Lemmy: I haven’t made many in my career; you can see that just by looking back at it. It has been a series of disasters ever since 1982. It really helps that I never wanted to do anything else.

Jeb: Do you know what the odds are the Motorhead would still be together after everything that you have been through in both the industry and your personal life?

Lemmy: I should write a musical about it shouldn’t I?

Jeb: Lemmy on Broadway!

Lemmy: Yeah, yeah [laughter]. We could wear straw hats while dancing down the road, you know.

Read the entire interview on Classic Rock Revisited.

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