, England) is an English heavy metal
He is best known as bassist, vocalist, songwriter and founding and sole constant member of the rock band Motörhead as well as a member of Hawkwind
. His appearance, including his friendly mutton chops, prominent facial moles
(often erroneously described as warts) and gravelly voice, have made him a cult icon.
Lemmy was born on Christmas Eve
in 1945 in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, England.
"We've never had a good world, we don´t understand how to make it a good world. The only thing we've learned in 2000 years of civilization is how to kill more people from further away, so we don't have to see it. Our mindset hasn't improved at all."
"For earth to heal, we must die. No one deserves it more."
"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."
"The only time I've seen any rebellion was in the fifties, sixties and early seventies. The rest of it you can keep."
"One thing I am very glad of is that I went through the sixties. People who didn't really don't know what they missed. We pushed a certain consciousness, a way of life and it was exciting - no AIDS, people weren't dying so much from drug abuse and it was truly a time of freedom and change."
"That was a great time, the summer of '71 - I can't remember it, but I'll never forget it!"
"If you think you are too old to rock 'n roll then you are."
"Born to lose, Live to win."
"Yeah. It was all uphill. And he still couldn't play bass when he died, I mean, fucking hell. Well, and everybody knows that, just listen to the Sex Pistols record that he was on, you know, you can tell it's Steve standing in for him. In fact I'm not sure if Sid was ever on the record, I think it was Steve who played bass." -On a time when Sid_Vicious|Sid Vicious asked Lemmy to teach him to play the bass.
"Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing."