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Motorhead Mainman Lemmy Kilmister Violates U.K. Smoking Ban

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World Entertainment News Network reports that MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister is facing a $100 (£50) fine after openly flouting a smoking ban at a concert in the UK.

Lemmy was playing a gig at Hallam Arena in Sheffield, England on November 6, 2007 when he lit a cigarette on stage, breaking the new law which came into force on July 1, banning smoking in all enclosed public places.

A British police spokesman says, "Other venues on the tour will be notified and appropriate action may be taken should any further incidents take place."

Source: Blabbermouth

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8 Comments on "Motorhead Mainman Violates U.K. Smoking Ban"

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1. dethmonkee writes:

it took him that long?

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

I hate the smoking ban with a pasion. Hell I don't even smoke!

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. MAW writes:

Lemmy is too f***ing cool

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. blakscorpion21 writes:

f***ing government control. I hate the government, telling everyone what they can and cant do, its bullsh**. Same way in the states too.

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. mimic writes:

fair enough ban smoking indoors at gigs etc, i hate getting smoke in my hair and burnt holes in my clothes, but really all that this is, is a cigarette that cost lemmy £50 which he can probably afford tbh lol.

gotta agree... it took him this long?! heh. lemmy = legend.

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

Welcome to my world.N.Y.State has had the smokeing ban for years.

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jackrum writes:

Oh no. fining a rock legend like Lemmy fifty quid.. damn, best get into that studio and put out a new album to recoup that massive loss..

Lemmy is god, the smoking ban is utter S*** and i am a non smoker.

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. E-Rock writes:

"Who'd win in a fight; Lemmy or God?'
"Lemmy."
"Nope."
"God?"
"Wrong a$$hole, Lemmy is God!"


Lemmy should be able to do whatever, whenever.

# Nov 19, 2007 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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