LEMMY KILMISTER OF MOTORHEAD
INTERVIEW BY STEVE OLSON
PHOTO BY DAN LEVY
Why are you such the bad ass rock n’ roller?
Because it’s fun. Nobody ever offered me any real work.
You’ve been going at it a long time now.
Yeah, something like thirty years now.
Do you have any regrets?
None. Life’s too short. You can’t spend the rest of your life worried about the first half.
Right. I heard something a long time ago about Motorhead. You had a number one single, yet everyone in the band was still on the dole?
Yeah, it was the number one album. Straight ahead. It was a live album. We had a number one album and we were straight broke. We enjoyed that.
So it’s getting better?
Yeah, that was a long time ago. That was in ‘81.
Do you get respect now?
We always got respect. They just keep lickin’ n’ buyin’ albums.
What’s your motivation for kicking ass like you do?
(Laughs) I love it.
It’s very simple. Any musician that says they started to play for any other reason is full of shit. It’s to get laid. That’s all there is to it. - Juice Magazine #58 @juicemagazine @mrolson @juicedan#riplemmy www.juicemagazine.com
Here are links to the Lemmy interview by Steve Olson and Corey Parks: http://juicemagazine.com/home/motorhead-2/
and check out this classic Lemmy interview by Robin Fleming with photos by Kerri Borsuk http://juicemagazine.com/home/motorhead/