Lemmy 'Delighted' To Be A Metallica Influence

In recent interview to MetalInsider.net Motorhead frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister tells about Metallica, Foo Fighters, new documentary and more.

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In a recent interview with MetalInsider.net, rock legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motrhead admitted that he is proud to be counted as one of Metallica's greatest influences.

When asked by MetalInsider if he still got a kick out of guys like Dave Grohl and Metallica citing him as a major influence on their music, Kilmister responded: "Well, Metallica's starting to feel the old age bite now, aren't they? (laughing) They've been around a long time now. I mean, you can't top Metallica. They're really a f---ing excellent band. I'm delighted that they said that I was one of their influences. Like, they have all of their influences, and you can't hear the influences in them, which is great. They've become their own people, and that's great. I like them a lot. I've spent a lot of time with those boys. There's a clip of me jamming with them in Nashville, Tennessee in the ["Lemmy"] movie."

Lemmy gets along well with Grohl as well, recently making an appearance in the Foo Fighters' music video for their new single "White Limo". Grohl's Foo Fighters will be sharing a few concert dates with Motrhead this summer, and Lemmy says he's hoping the two bands can get a chance to play together.

"Well, the Foo Fighters/Dave asked us to do the shows. So we said "yeah!" I'm hoping there be some sort of collaboration because I really like playing with Dave. He's like me, he's fast and he's good, and that's always fun. I hate these people that take three hours to do a f---ing solo, let alone three weeks sometimes."

The full interview, in which Lemmy shares his views on the state of the music industry, good up and coming bands, and his desire to perform with Little Richard, is available here.

11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    ali.guitarkid7
    This guy will always be a hero of mine and I really hope I catch him in one of the Foo shows the article is talking about
    neilmchamburger
    "I hate these people that take three hours to do a f---ing solo, let alone three weeks sometimes." Kirk Hammett took a good ten years to do a solo
    jesse1994
    When dave grohl does crunchy vocals, you can hear a little bit of lemmy in him
    Metalbassist316
    Everything Lemmy has said or will ever say is the truth. He doesn't try to sugar coat it and will pull someone up if the deserve it. Rock and roll in human form. P.s. Motrhead tonight!!!!!
    metalme31
    neilmchamburger wrote: "I hate these people that take three hours to do a f---ing solo, let alone three weeks sometimes." Kirk Hammett took a good ten years to do a solo
    Ouch...
    AreWeNotMen?
    neilmchamburger wrote: "I hate these people that take three hours to do a f---ing solo, let alone three weeks sometimes." Kirk Hammett took a good ten years to do a solo
    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
    METALLICA83
    I was at the concert when Lenny played on stage with metallica!! Awesome!!!! And people who don't like solos is people who suck at guitar and can't play them haha.if your a guitarist you should love solos I do alot!
    poisonousmetal
    neilmchamburger wrote: "I hate these people that take three hours to do a f---ing solo, let alone three weeks sometimes." Kirk Hammett took a good ten years to do a solo
    Thing is, I don't remember Grohl doing a solo