Lemmy Blasts The Boss
Motorhead frontman Lemmy reckons Bruce Springsteen is a ''poncer'', and doesn't deserve all the awards he has received.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy reckons Bruce Springsteen is a "poncer".
The outspoken bass player and singer doesn't consider Bruce - known as The Boss - to be a true rock 'n' roll frontman and thinks he doesn't deserve all the accolades - which include 20 Grammy awards - he has received.
Lemmy told website Staythirstymedia.com: "We're the real rock 'n' roll. Then you get poncers like Bruce Springsteen, you know, gets all the awards.
"I don't hear him as rock 'n' roll. He's been lucky he's had a couple of good songs, that's all.
"You know, I don't think he's good at all. But that's the sort of person that they launch on to. 'Let's give all nine awards to this guy!' That's just f***ing stupid, that's just obvious nepotism."
The 'Stone Dead Forever' rocker said he's not even that interested in awards, in particular the Best Metal Performance Grammy his band received in 2005 for their cover of Metallica's 'Whiplash'.
He added: "They'd never heard a Motorhead song obviously, you know. We've done three consistently really good albums, the last three.
"So that really p***ed me off, you know. I'm standing there with a Grammy, what did I get this for? For a bad cover of 'Whiplash'? And all the s**t we've done over the years, you know, and not a single thing for that. So f**k them."