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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lemmy Interview: "I Will Never Give Up"

Rob Cavuoto of Guitar International recently conducted an interview with Motörhead frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Guitar International: Your career in Motörhead spans 35 years and you've always stayed true to you musical style and its integrity. Was there ever a point when you questioned the band's direction and considered altering your style to fit the era, like with commercial rock or grudge?

Lemmy: No, not at all. We've done some different stuff in our time but always framed it within Motörhead. Like what we did on "1916"where we used cellos, violins and pianos. The songs sound like Motörhead because that's who we are. It'd be stupid to say, let's make major changes 'cause we don't want to. We're Motörhead and we play Motörhead music and why would we want to play anything else?

Guitar International: With 20 LPs of material how do you pick a set list?

Lemmy: We fight! (Laughing). We know what we have to play. We have to play "Overkill", "Ace of Spades" and "Killed by Death". We put"The Chase Is Better Than The Catch" back in the set and I chose "We Are Motörhead" just for this tour. There are also two songs from the new CD; "Get Back in Line" and "I Know How to Die".

Guitar International: You've never put together a fake farewell tour. Is that because you are holding true to your integrity?

Lemmy: We're not ready to do a farewell yet. I don't know if we will do it eventually, 'cause we never felt like we should say farewell, 'cause we're still going. It's pathetic for bands to be announcing a third and fourth farewell tour.

Read the entire interview from
Guitar International.

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