While Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister might be taking it easy for the remainder of the year following a health scare, that doesn’t mean he’s sitting around doing nothing. He took questions from fans in the current issue of Revolver, and held forth on his health issues, and told an entertaining groupie story (in short, he got serviced onstage while playing). When asked if he had any plans to retire, he pretty much responded with the opposite:
“No, I ain’t done yet with the music. After I get better, we’re gonna try to tour again, and if I can’t do that full-on, I want to do another album with [the rockabilly band] Head Cat, and, of course, I want to do a couple more Motörhead records. But the next thing I’ve got coming out is my solo album, which is almost done. I still want to do a track with [Skunk Anasie vocalist] Skin before I put it out. There are two tracks with the Reverend Horton Heat, two with The Damned, a track with Dave Grohl [Foo Fighters, Nirvana], and a track with Joan Jett. Right now we’re thinking of calling it False Teeth for the Deaf. It’s all just great rock and roll, that’s the only way to describe it. Some of it is bluesy and some isn’t. It’s not Motörhead, but obviously there are elements in common.”
He also spoke about cutting his set short at the Wacken Fest earlier this year as well.
It was strange. The Wacken date was going really god and it sounded really good, too. And then I got this pain in my back that came out of nowhere and it was crippling. When you get to this age, stuff starts going o, y’know? There’s nothing you can do about it. At this stage, things would be going wrong anyway, even without my history.
He seems a little more positive and upbeat than he was in the New York Times profile, which might well have taken place after the Revolver one. For example, in the Times, article, he states that he’s only drinking wine now, but the Revolver one says that he’s still having two Jack and Cokes per day. Regardless, it’s good to know that he might have a solo album coming out before too long, in addition to another Head Cat one. Get well soon, Lemmy. Rock needs you.