Motorhead's Lemmy Speaks To The Edmonton Sun
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Motorhead frontman, Lemmy Kilminster, recently spoke to the Edmonton Sun. Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
QUESTION: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU'D BE DOING THIS FOR 30 YEARS?
Q: IT MUST GIVE YOU PAUSE?
L: I don't think, wow, it's been 30 years. I think, wow, it's still good. We're getting more younger kids at the shows. This makes the third generation now.
Q: DO YOU THINK YOUR CONNECTION WITH PRO-WRESTLING (MOTORHEAD PLAYS THE THEME SONG FOR TRIPLE-H) INCREASED YOUR POPULARITY?
L: It may introduce us to people who haven't heard us, but we had younger kids coming in before the wrestling. We played Wrestlemania in L.A. (recently).
Q: THAT MUST'VE BEEN FUN?
L: Yeah, he lost again. He lost the first time, too. I said, motherf---er, you better win next time!
Q: YOU'RE TOURING WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEIR NEW ALBUM?
L: They haven't given me a copy of the new f---ing album. Typical, in'it? But they've been around almost as long as we have.
Q: DO YOU HAVE SOME NEW MATERIAL IN THE WORKS?
L: We're recording the beginning of next year. I ain't even thinking of it yet. We work under the knife, under the clock. That's our best way of doing it.
Q: HAVE YOU BEEN INSPIRED BY WORLD EVENTS?
L: Only to disgust.
Q: YOU CAN GET THAT OUT IN YOUR MUSIC?
L: I do. There's many a world-weary, despairing lyric from me, dressed up as humour.
Q: THE WORSE THE WORLD GETS, THE HARDER YOU ROCK?
L: That's always been true. Look at what came out of Liverpool, which is a depressed city. Look what came out of Detroit. That's the secret, really, of good rock 'n' roll, when you wanna get out of the factory and get liberated for a couple of hours.
Q: SO THOSE WHO DON'T COME FROM DEPRESSED CIRCUMSTANCES CAN'T ROCK AS CONVINCINGLY?
L: I dunno. Some of them can pretend real good, and some really feel for the people, but I mean, you can't play no Britney Spears to no machine-shop worker, you know what I mean?
Q: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE WON YOUR FIRST GRAMMY AWARD (BEST METAL PERFORMANCE)?
L: It would've meant a lot more to me if it would've been for something of ours instead of a cover.
Q: WERE YOU AT THE CEREMONY?
L: Yeah, but they don't televise the heavy metal part because it's like terrible and base and satanic and all that bulls----. So they only have the rappers who say you should shoot people on TV. It's really strange.
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