MOTÖRHEAD’s Lemmy: “I’m Paying For The Good Times”

Friday, 22nd November 2013

New York Times’ Mark Leibovich has issued an interview conducted with MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister. An excerpt follows below:

Q: I know you are having some health issues, and you just canceled Motörhead’s European tour. How are you feeling?

A: “I just feel really down. I’ll never get a job again. I’m paying for the good times, I suppose. It’s a mixture of all the things I ever did — and I did plenty.”

Q: Do you have to stop drinking?

A: “I’ve already given up smoking. I drink wine and that’s it.”

Lemmy also spoke about whether he reconciled with his father, whom he once called a “nasty little weasel.”

“No, he died nine years back,” Lemmy said. “We didn’t run through the cornfields to each other in slow motion.”

Asked why he thinks a lot of heavy-metal giants have had very problematic relationships with their fathers, Lemmy said, “You could say that about anyone, really, couldn’t you? With heavy metal, I suppose it’s because of the look. Parents don’t like you looking like this and going out and disgracing the family.”

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