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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?

LEMMY: No.

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.

Source: Canoe

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1. BLACKDOG writes:

MOTORHEAD'S win should have been broadcast.That's one of the reason's I simply refuse to watch these award shows anymore.It's all about popularity.You could be the sh**tiest of whatever kind of music their is.As long as a bunch of teenager's that don't really know what their listening to are buying sh** load's of it you get all the money all the glory etc.However if you've been around as long as Motorhead has(they deserve a life time achievment).Get's screwd for the more popular sh**.I f***ing hate those show's the only good one last year was MTV europe and even that left alot to be desired.

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2. metal is the answer writes:

yeah, i hate the whole mtv empire, it sickens me

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3. Ace G writes:

I agree... Motorhead has been selling out concert halls, touring all over the world and laying down some of the meanest music tracks to hit vinyl for over 30 years and only now have the won a Grammy!?!? One of the best selling and most popular metal albums of all time is "Ace of Spades"... I'll bet even P Diddy and Brittany Spears have heard the title track! Decent interview though... Ian and the boys were awesome in Winnipeg! Last time through, I think Lemmy was hammered! He started playing the wrong song and Phil had to stop him. This time, tight as a nuns c***!! And... louder then everything else before!!

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4. BLACKDOG writes:

ACE OF SPADES IS MY SSSSHHHHIIIITTTT !!!!

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5. Stone Deaf Forever writes:

Think of these kinds of bands as above grammy/mtv awards and all that s***. Of course motorhead deserve the air time instead of the commercial (pop/r&b/rapping/new age dodgey punk rock) pigs. Lemmy's more intelligent and tallented than most musicians which have won a grammy awards. It just proves that the new era of music sucks and that if bands loke Motorhead weren't still around there would be nothing for proper rock fans to listen to anymore.

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