During an interview with Sweden’s RockSverige, Black Stone Cherry’s Jon Lawhon recalled how Motörhead and their crew would constantly offer them cocaine during their 2009 tour of Germany together. Well, the bassist’s comments may have ruffled some feathers within the Motörhead camp.
A post on Motörhead’s Facebook page (which is still being updated by the band’s team as a way to honor Lemmy Kilmister’s legacy) made the following post:
So basically, whoever is still overseeing Motörhead’s socials (aka, management) is calling Black Stone Cherry’s story untrue. In defense of Black Stone Cherry, their publicist did reach out to Metal Insider shortly after our initial post claiming that Lawhorn’s comments were taken out of context and said jokingly toward the end of the interview. As of this story’s posting, however, Black Stone Cherry has yet to issue a statement saying Lawhorn’s remarks were taken out of context, nor apologizing for making said comments.
Either way, for a band that in the same interview declared themselves as the southern version of Motörhead, Black Stone Cherry may have lost a considerable amount of favor amongst metal and hard rock fans.