Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister: "I'm sick of being asked when i'm gonna die"


Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister was recently interviewed by Classic Rock, you can read some excerpts below.


He said: "I'm sick of the fucking, 'Are you going to die?' line of questioning. It's getting really old, that question. I’m alright. I'm going out there and doing my best. I have good days and bad days but mostly I've been doing alright. The last tour of the States was very good."

Lemmy, who will be 70 years old this month, said that he has no intention of retiring: "It's when you get to 60 when everything starts to go pear-shaped. Everyone thinks that becoming an older guy is easy, but you never consider it fully. It comes as quite a shock. But the thing is, I don't want to give in to it."

"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. There are a couple of things I might have done differently, but nothing major; nothing that would have made that much of a difference. I'm pretty happy with the way things have turned out. I like to think I've brought a lot of joy to a lot of people all over the world. I'm true to myself and I'm straight with people."

About if his illness has made him more aware of his own mortality, Lemmy said: "Death is an inevitability, isn't it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don't worry about it. I'm ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn't complain. It's been good."