Lemmy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th October 2015

Quote: "They're not very good." Motorhead star Lemmy isn't a fan of Radiohead.


15th October 2015

Quote: "They do a deal with our manager, then he tells us and it's too late to change it. The sex toy thing was a surprise, but it seems to be working out." Motorhead rocker Lemmy admits he had no idea the veteran stars were releasing their own line of sex toys until the deal was already done.


18th August 2015

Fact: Rockers Motorhead are to be honoured in frontman Lemmy's adopted Los Angeles to mark the band's 40th anniversary. Local politician Jose Huizar will preside over a special ceremony at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers at City Hall on 26 August (15), two days before the U.S. release of Motorhead's new album, Bad Magic, which was recorded in North Hollywood.


27th March 2015

Quote: "We had this Orgasmatrain thing and after we built it, we realised we couldn't get it in most of the venues - isn't that wonderful? The iron fist was even worse - it ended up making a very rude gesture to the crowd. We had to rely on our Motorheadedness to get us through." Motorhead rocker Lemmy recalls the band's struggles with extravagant stage sets in its 1980s heyday.


27th March 2014

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is having a bronze-coloured sculpture of his own head shipped to his California home from his native Wales. The artwork was crafted by Nick Elphick, who wanted to commemorate Lemmy's connection to the Welsh town of Llandudno. The bass guitarist moved to Wales at the age of 10.


16th January 2014

Quote: "It isn't as much fun, but it can't be as much fun if I die. I don't believe that's much fun either." Heavy rocker Lemmy on his less wild life following heart surgery last year (13) that forced him to scrap his band Motorhead's European tour.


18th July 2013

Quote: "Hey everyone out there. Better prepare yourselves big time... Lemmy is on the mend and we are gonna be touring our asses off!!! Business as usual real soon!" Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell has assured fans sick frontman Lemmy is recovering well and hopes to be back on the road soon. The rockers called off the remainder of their European tour this summer (13) after the singer fell ill.


6th November 2012

Quote: "I'm hard to impress. I saw the Beatles at the Cavern... I saw Gene Vincent live about five times. I was lucky. People say, 'You're getting old now'. I say, 'Yeah, but look at what you missed'. I was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for seven months, so... you'd have to beat Jimi Hendrix to impress me and I don't see anybody doing that." Motorhead star Lemmy isn't a fan of modern acts.


6th November 2012

Quote: "The poor f**ker's only just gotten rid of all that George Bush s**t that he left... and he's being stonewalled by the f**king Congress all the time. I don't know how he's gotten anything done. They should be glad. I mean the alternative is Mitt Romney. Please, please don't vote for Mitt Romney. F**k him. Repeal abortion law is the first thing he'll do. F**king monster." Heavy rocker Lemmy urges U.S. fans to vote for Barack Obama in Tuesday's (06Nov12) presidential election, and not his chief rival, Republican Romney.


29th October 2012

Quote: "Lady Gaga is very good at presenting herself, but apart from that there's nothing there. It's just somebody dressing up and singing a disco song." Motorhead rocker Lemmy is no fan of the Poker Face singer.


6th July 2012

Quote: "In 1982, somebody in the crew's mother died, so we got him completely f**king drunk, dragged him out in the courtyard and we all took a p**s on him. We were like, 'There you go, cheer up!' He was laughing his f**king head off." Motorhead star Lemmy on the most outrageous thing he has done offstage.


20th March 2012

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, which features collaborations with Dave Grohl and Joan Jett.


14th February 2011

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy has scored a cameo appearance in the music video for a new song by the Foo Fighters. The veteran musician is seen driving the band around in the promo for upcoming track WHITE LIMO.


29th December 2010

Quote: "Celebrate being 65? Not me." Motorhead rocker Lemmy refused to mark his milestone birthday on 24 December (10).


13th December 2010

Quote: "Mushy peas, I like. Brussels sprouts, foul. I won't eat anything with onions in whatsoever, I hate them - me and Ringo Starr have that in common." Motorhead rocker Lemmy is a fussy eater.


6th October 2010

Fact: Rocker Lemmy, Lily Allen's producer mum Alison Owen and top British film critic DEREK MALCOLM have teamed up to judge the Raindance Film Festival in London. The odd trio will join ad man Charles Saatchi and writer/musician Dave MCKean on the jury at the indie film festival, which is ongoing. The festival boasts 77 movies.


14th June 2010

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy joined guitar great Slash onstage at the U.K.'s Download festival on Sunday (13Jun10) for a rendition of Doctor Alibi. Slash introduced the Brit to the crowd as "a really good friend of mine".


27th May 2010

Quote: "I don't really exercise. I'm not even a walker. You always hear about people dropping dead all the time all around the hills of L.A. I'm sedentary. I got over the idea of jogging very early. I don't know why people persist. They're always red in the face, sloggin' up the hill, on their last gasp." Rocker Lemmy doesn't really have a fitness regime.


19th April 2010

Fact: Canadian rockers DANKO JONES have been given a big video boost - their latest promo for FULL OF REGRET features Lemmy, Selma Blair and Elijah Wood. In the video, Motorhead star Lemmy plays a mob boss, who hires actors Blair and Wood to kill the band members.


23rd March 2010

Fact: Lemmy, Slash and Dave Grohl are to team up for a performance of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades at Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards next month (Apr10) in Los Angeles.


21st October 2009

Quote: "If the Nazis ever want to get going again, they can borrow their equipment from Lemmy." Ozzy Osbourne is impressed with pal Lemmy's Nazi memorabilia, which includes various uniforms, medals, swords, the flag from Adolf Hitler's motorcade and a monogrammed hairbrush and mirror that once belonged to Hitler's mistress Eva Braun.


20th October 2009

Quote: "Human nature is to blame for everything... We're just a disease on this planet. It's gonna shrug us off like crabs. It's too late, anyway, with what we've done to the environment. Our kids are gonna be wearing gas masks. We're all gonna fry." Rocker Lemmy has a gloomy outlook about the future.


20th October 2009

Quote: "He would've been dead if he kept up that way. I don't know if he's happier or not, but he's certainly still alive." Lemmy on pal Ozzy Osbourne's sobriety after a hellraising life.


19th October 2009

Quote: "He didn't have the artistry for it. He was lucky if he could stand up." Rocker Lemmy on trying to teach late punk icon Sid Vicious to play the bass.


18th October 2009

Quote: "People ask me, 'Who's the king of heavy metal?' and it would absolutely be Lemmy. Lemmy, to me, is the epitome of what being a rock star is all about." Ozzy Osbourne has high praise for the Motorhead frontman.


18th October 2009

Quote: "I think it's a Welsh insult. I never figured it out. It just stuck." Rocker Lemmy on his moniker, which was given to him by kids at his Welsh school.


17th October 2009

Quote: "He said he'd heard there were 138 different types of bourbon in the U.S., and he decided to try one of each... and he did it in the end. I don't know how the guy breathes." Ozzy Osbourne can't believe pal Lemmy's booze intake. The Motorhead rocker reportedly drinks a bottle of bourbon a day.


29th September 2009

Quote: "I do still drink a lot. About a bottle of Jack (Daniel's) a day." Motorhead star Lemmy loves bourbon.


24th March 2009

Quote: "It's backfired at me ever since because the ace of spades is a bad-luck sign... For two years I've sung 'eight of spades,' and nobody noticed. Not even the rest of the band." Motorhead star Lemmy insists he's cursed by his own hit.


24th March 2009

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy has formed a new rock 'n' roll band with former STRAY CATS drummer SLIM JIM PHANTOM, called the HEAD CAT.


23rd March 2009

Quote: "I've always been very wordy; I've got a great vocabulary." Motorhead rocker Lemmy insists he's no idiot when it comes to the English language.


23rd March 2009

Quote: "We were f**king fierce. We'd dose the audience with acid, lock the doors so they couldn't leave, then send them into epileptic fits with subsonic frequencies and strobes. Those were the days. I would never have left if they hadn't fired me." Rocker Lemmy recalls his days with Hawkwind.


13th February 2009

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy will appear as a playable character in the GUITAR HERO: Metallica videogame, which is due in stores this spring (09).


9th August 2008

Quote: "It's a f**king mess. It's another Vietnam - a war you can't win, because you can't fight an enemy you can't see. Anybody in that country could be the enemy. You can't shoot them all, so therefore, you have to get out. We should have never gone there in the first place." Motorhead rocker Lemmy insists war in Iraq was a big mistake.


4th June 2008

Fact: Motorhead frontman Lemmy is to be immortalised in plastic form. The singer has had an action figure made in his honour. The doll comes with a guitar, microphone and stand, as well as an Ace of Spades playing card in tribute to the band's hit 1980 single of the same name.


17th September 2007

Quote: "As much as he looks like a gunslinger that would eat your face off, he is one of the nicest people I've ever met." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl on grizzled Motorhead frontman Lemmy.


11th June 2007

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is being made into a miniature toy, complete with his own trademark boots, skinny jeans and tattoos.


22nd August 2006

Quote: "I believe it's officially Manowar now, but they achieved it by playing in a small room, which I don't think is really fair." Motorhead rocker Lemmy admits his band are no longer classed as the world's loudest.


11th April 2006

Fact: British funnyman Ricky Gervais is joining Sean Combs, Motorhead's Lemmy, Cheech Marin and FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS star HUEY in lending a voice to characters in the new computer game version of Scarface.


11th April 2006

Fact: British funnyman Ricky Gervais is joining Sean Combs, Motorhead's Lemmy, Cheech Marin and FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS star HUEY in lending a voice to characters in the new computer game version of Scarface.


9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm going to have some pallbearers 6 feet 6 inches tall and some 3 feet 2 inches small. They'll carry me out in step to the LAUREL AND HARDY theme tune." Motorhead frontman Lemmy plans his funeral. </p>


9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I tried putting Diet Coke in my Jack Daniel's for a while - I really tried. The doctor said it was a really good idea. I did it for a month and it was awful - it tasted like you'd just drunk your baby's potty. I just dilute my coke with more whiskey now... and there's ice cubes in it as well." Hellraising rocker Lemmy on his attempt to get healthy. </p>


21st October 2005

Quote: <p>"They can't make cheese over here to save their f**king lives." Los Angeles-based rocker Lemmy on what he misses from his native Britain. </p>


19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm going to leave my body to medical science fiction." Motorhead rocker Lemmy on his after-death plans. </p>


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