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Lemmy Kilmister

Datum narození: 24. prosinec 1945
Datum úmrtí: 28. prosinec 2015
Další jména: Lemmy

Lemmy, byl britský zpěvák a baskytarista, nejvíc známý jako zakladatel metalové skupiny Motörhead. Jeho zjev a vystupování, mateřské znamení na tváři, pejzy s knírem a drsný hlas z něj okamžitě udělaly kultovní osobnost, známou i mimo svět rockové muziky. Lemmy byl také považovaný za jednoho z největších metalových muzikantů vůbec.

Narodil se v Anglii, ale vyrůstal v Anglesey ve Walesu . V 60. letech působil jako kytarista v mnoha méně či více známých kapelách a v roce 1967 jako roadie pro Hendrixe. V roce 1971 se jako baskytarista přidal ke skupině Hawkwind. S baskytarou měl malé zkušenosti, ale rychle si vytvořil specifický styl, který byl založen na jeho zkušenostech s kytarou . V roce 1975 byl od Hawkwind vyhozen a zakládá Motörhead. Poslední léta žil v Los Angeles, kde také dne 28. prosince 2015 ve věku 70 let zemřel po krátkém boji s agresivní rakovinou, o které se dozvěděl jen dva dny před svou smrtí.


„Ve skutečnosti nemůžu heavy metal vystát. Beatles jsou nejlepší kapela.“

„My jsme dělali přesně to, co se od nás čekalo, vymastit každej rok deset fláků a - kašlem na vás!“


„Možná měli [Epic] pocit, že získali "dědečky trashe", ale to byli na omylu. Dostali staršího chlápka s extrémními názory a tři mladší divný patrony, co byli ještě horší!“

„People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?"

[Interview in, 15 October 2005]“

„Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you“

„In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other.“

„I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.“

„Death is an inevitability, isn't it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don't worry about it. I'm ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn't complain. It's been good.“


„I don't see why there should be a point where everyone decides you're too old. I'm not too old, and until I decide I'm too old I'll never be too fucking old.“

„It seems that our brave new world is becoming less tolerant, spiritual and educated than it ever was when I was young.“

„As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know?“

„... the Beatles were hard men too. Brian Epstein cleaned them up for mass consumption, but they were anything but sissies. They were from Liverpool, which is like Hamburg or Norfolk, Virginia--a hard, sea-farin' town, all these dockers and sailors around all the time who would beat the piss out of you if you so much as winked at them. Ringo's from the Dingle, which is like the f***ing Bronx. The Rolling Stones were the mummy's boys--they were all college students from the outskirts of London. They went to starve in London, but it was by choice, to give themselves some sort of aura of disrespectability. I did like the Stones, but they were never anywhere near the Beatles--not for humour, not for originality, not for songs, not for presentation. All they had was Mick Jagger dancing about. Fair enough, the Stones made great records, but they were always s**t on stage, whereas the Beatles were the gear.“ White Line Fever: The Autobiography


„Born to lose. Live to win.“ Motorhead: In the Studio

„If you're going to be a fucking rock star go be one. People don't want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in ordinary life.“

„That was a great time, the summer of '71 - I can't remember it, but I'll never forget it!“

„People who work in a factory, right, or some awful fucking mind-numbing job like that - ‘cause I worked in a factory, I know what it’s like; it’s fucking awful, yeah? Most people have to do that kind of job that they hate every day of their lives. Can you imagine what that must be like? You have to submerge your intellect completely, right, and just, y’know, che cha, y’know, and all that. So, at the weekend, they want to hear something that tears the heart out of ‘em and gives it back better.“

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