That time Lemmy Kilmister told me that Motörhead always had more in common with punk than metal

By Steve Newton

Way back in the previous century I did the first of my two interviews with Motörhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister.

The year was 1999, the month was April, and the date was the 29th. That was just seven weeks after the band had released its double-live album, Everything Louder Than Everything Else, which Lemmy has said he liked more than the classic 1981 live disc No Sleep ’til Hammersmith.

ELTEE was one raging earbuster, no doubt about it.

At one point in the interview–after learning that Lemmy was younger than I thought he was–I asked the 53-year-old hellraiser if Motörhead appealed to the punk as well as the metal audience. It was a pretty dumb question I guess, but I’ve never been too up on punk. At any rate, Lemmy offered up one of his typically insightful answers.

Have a listen:


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