Lemmy 1945-2015

The Horror Hothouse

Hell Lemmy Kilmister is dead. We all thought he was immortal despite or maybe because of his legendary booze and pharmacological intake, but he was so much more than a metal musician.

Lemmy taught Sid to play bass photo by kind permission of the amazing Kerstin Rodgers Lemmy taught Sid to play bass. Photo by kind permission of the amazing and wonderful Kerstin Rodgers

I think I first saw Motorhead back in 1976 supporting the Edgar Broughton Band at Camden Town’s Roundhouse theatre and if I wasn’t already in love with rock’n’roll, I was that night confirmed. I had the very great pleasure of interviewing the guy for a music fanzine in 1977, joining him for a breakfast of Special Brew at around 3pm on a Sunday afternoon. I’d met a few musicians by then, but Lemmy stood out amongst the pack. He was a thinker with radical anarchist views and a deep-rooted mistrust of people in authority . He was also very funny, charming…

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