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About Lemmy Kilmister

birth of the author

24 December 1945

death of the author

28 December 2015

occupation of the author

Singer, Musician, Songwriter

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Rock And Roll, Hard Rock, Space Rock And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Bass

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Motörhead, Hawkwind, The Rockin’ Vickers, Opal Butterfly, The Damned, The Head Cat And More.

Inspiring Phrases From Lemmy Kilmister

Safe sex, safe music, safe clothing, safe hair spray, safe ozone layer. Too late! Everything that’s been achieved in the history of mankind has been achieved by not being safe. — Lemmy Kilmister

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

We were nominated [for Grammy] once before for our album 1916. We were up against Metallica at the time and they had just sold a quarter of a zillion albums. — Lemmy Kilmister

Sex, death and war. And justice. There’s no shortage of lyrics there. — Lemmy Kilmister

sex death and war and justice there s no shortage of lyrics there Lemmy Kilmister quote

When George [Harrison] died the guards at Buckingham Palace played a medley of George’s songs during the changing of the guard; that sort of thing never happens. — Lemmy Kilmister

Born to lose. Live to win. — Lemmy Kilmister

Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive–why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me. — Lemmy Kilmister

Various Statements From Lemmy Kilmister

They [The Beatles] were the first band to not have a lead singer in the band. — Lemmy Kilmister

We know what we are doing by now.We seem to make an album every 18 months or so and I think every band should do that. We’re not writing ‘Sgt. Pepper’ every time; we are writing straight ahead rock n’ roll. — Lemmy Kilmister

they the beatles were the first band to not have a lead singer in the band Lemmy Kilmister quote

My entire social life is spent in bars, so I don’t see giving up drinking as a viable option. Could you see me saying, ‘Tomato juice please?’ — Lemmy Kilmister

Daily papers in England used to have an entire page of the paper dedicated to what the Beatles had done the day before. — Lemmy Kilmister

The Beatles had an influence on everybody. You have to realize what an incredible explosion the Beatles were. — Lemmy Kilmister

I think that is just about as dishonest as a person giving a bad interview. I despise people like that; they don’t get two tries. It’s all just sensation. It is always bullshit. — Lemmy Kilmister

He [Randy Rhoads] was really a good guy. I never could get over how incredibly little he was. — Lemmy Kilmister

More Phrases From Lemmy Kilmister

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. — Lemmy Kilmister

Integrity is everything to me. I will not die ashamed. I will live on my deathbed knowing that I gave it my best shot, and everything else is meaningless to me. — Lemmy Kilmister

The only interesting thing about religion is how many people it’s slaughtered. Communism and Nazism are religions as well, make no mistake about it. — Lemmy Kilmister

A kid once said to me ‘Do you get hangovers?’ I said, ‘To get hangovers you have to stop drinking. — Lemmy Kilmister

If I hadn’t been living here [in America], do you think we would have gotten a Grammy? No chance. — Lemmy Kilmister

reading s the only thing that allows you to use your imagination Lemmy Kilmister quote

Every generation thinks they are stronger than the generation before it. They think, ‘It can’t happen to me.’ In the past people have died making that same mistake. — Lemmy Kilmister

Reading’s the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. — Lemmy Kilmister

Deeper Quotes From Lemmy Kilmister

I guess when you’re young you have tunnel vision. — Lemmy Kilmister

Don’t look to me. Don’t ask for help. Don’t ask for anything that you can do yourself — Lemmy Kilmister

I have done interviews in the past, and they cut everything out except for the outrageous line, and then they take it out of context. — Lemmy Kilmister

i guess when you re young you have tunnel vision Lemmy Kilmister quote

I have never been married, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t mate. As you get older you get too many bad habits. Who is ever going to put up with me? — Lemmy Kilmister

I climbed down the outside of a Holiday Inn once just to surprise one of my crew by getting on his balcony and knocking on his window. — Lemmy Kilmister

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In Lemmy Kilmister Statements


People lose their lives in the drug wars and you don’t have to prove it to yourself because others have proved it for you. — Lemmy Kilmister

Music had been going on a long time before that. You have to remember that before rock n’ roll there were a bunch of jazz musicians all doing heroin. That sh*t has been around a long time. — Lemmy Kilmister

Amazing Thoughts From Lemmy Kilmister

Home is in here [tapping temple]. Where you live is just a geographical preference. — Lemmy Kilmister

home is in here tapping temple where you live is just a geographical preference Lemmy Kilmister quote

All you got in life is your honor, man, your own self–image, your own self–respect. If you lose that, or if you give it away or if you sell it, then you ain’t got it no more. — Lemmy Kilmister

We never played China, India or Africa. We also haven’t played Russia enough. I would love to play those places. — Lemmy Kilmister

My ethic is: ‘Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’ You can be as careful as you want, but you’re going to die anyway, so why not have fun? — Lemmy Kilmister

That was a great time, the summer of ’71–I can’t remember it, but I’ll never forget it! — Lemmy Kilmister

Eric Clapton wrote ‘Layla’ when he was coked out of his mind. Later on, it nearly killed him. — Lemmy Kilmister

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. — Lemmy Kilmister

Some Interesting Quotes From Lemmy Kilmister

You haven’t been soiling your soul in public for years like we have. — Lemmy Kilmister

This entire generation seems to have become pussies, you know? Nobody seems to enjoy themselves much anymore.They are all knocking each other down for enjoying themselves. — Lemmy Kilmister

I hate heroin. It killed off a lot of my generation. It killed off a lot of my friends. Now this generation is getting killed off again. I can’t believe it. How many dead bodies do we need to have piled up? — Lemmy Kilmister

We sent out tapes to the others but they didn’t wake up. It was worth it just to have one kid wake up. I got to meet him after he woke up. — Lemmy Kilmister

you haven t been soiling your soul in public for years like we have Lemmy Kilmister quote

Randy [ Rhoads] had small hands. Boy, could he play guitar. He became an even better guitar player after he died. — Lemmy Kilmister

People changing because they think they should is not a good idea, because I just don’t think they should, really. — Lemmy Kilmister

We never nicked stuff from other bands because that was a no–no because we were all in the same boat. You don’t steal from the poor because, let’s face it, they’re poor. There’s no sense in that. — Lemmy Kilmister

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