Lemmy Lemmy und die Widersprüche
Ian Fraser „Lemmy“ Kilmister war ein britischer Rockmusiker, Mitglied der Space-Rock-Band Hawkwind, Gründer der Rockband Motörhead sowie deren Sänger und Bassist. Ian Fraser „Lemmy“ Kilmister (* Dezember in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England; † Dezember in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein. Lemmy bezeichnet: Lemmy Kilmister (–), britischer Rockmusiker; Lemmy (Film), Dokumentarfilm über Lemmy Kilmister; () Lemmy, Asteroid. Lemmy Kilmister war ein absolutes Original und wird schmerzlich in der Musikwelt vermisst. ROLLING STONE erinnert an den einzigartigen. Lemmy Kilmister, Frontmann der Heavy-Metal-Band Motörhead, ist am Dezember gestorben. Hier erinnern wir an einige seiner besten Sprüche.
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He had no previous experience as a bass guitarist, and was cajoled into joining immediately before a benefit gig in Notting Hill by bandmate Michael "Dik Mik" Davies, to have two members who enjoyed amphetamines.
By chance, the bass player didn't show up and left his equipment in the van. He often said, "Their bass player was pretty much saying 'please steal my gig!
His bass work was a distinctive part of the Hawkwind sound during his tenure, perhaps best documented on the double live album Space Ritual.
He also provided the lead vocals on several songs, including the band's biggest UK chart single, " Silver Machine ", which reached 3 in The border police mistook the amphetamine he was carrying for cocaine and he spent five days in jail before being released without charge.
The band were forced to cancel some shows and, tired of what they saw as his erratic behaviour, decided to fire him.
He once said of Hawkwind: ""I did like being in Hawkwind, and I believe I'd still be playing with them today if I hadn't been kicked out.
It was fun onstage, not so much offstage. They didn't want to mesh with me. Musically, I loved the drummer, the guitar player.
It was a great band. Lemmy and Took were friends, and Took was the stepfather to Lemmy's son Paul. When his manager informed him that a band by the name of "Bastard" would never get a slot on Top of the Pops , Lemmy changed the band's name to " Motörhead " — the title of the last song he had written for Hawkwind.
Soon after, both Wallis and Fox were replaced with guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and with this line-up, the band began to achieve success.
The band's sound appealed to Lemmy's original fans and, eventually, to fans of punk. Lemmy asserted that he generally felt more kinship with punks than with metalheads; he even played with the Damned for a handful of gigs when they had no regular bassist.
Motörhead became one of the most influential bands in the heavy metal genre. Their — and Lemmy's — final live performance was in Berlin , Germany on 11 December At the age of 17, Lemmy met a holidaying girl named Cathy.
He followed her to Stockport , where she gave birth to his son Sean, who was put up for adoption. Later, during his time with The Rockin' Vickers , he slept with a woman in Manchester named Tracy; she had a son, Paul Inder, whom Lemmy met six years later.
As an adult, Inder became a guitarist and occasionally joined Lemmy onstage. Lemmy lived in Los Angeles from until his death in , his last residence being a two-room apartment two blocks away from his favourite hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.
He later quipped, "I said more than 1,; the magazine made 2, of it. Dave Grohl , on his Probot website, describes musicians with whom he has worked.
In his entry for Lemmy, he wrote:. We recorded [Lemmy's] track in Los Angeles in maybe two takes about a year and a half ago. Until then I'd never met what I'd call a real rock 'n' roll hero before.
Fuck Elvis and Keith Richards , Lemmy's the king of rock 'n' roll—he told me he never considered Motörhead a metal band, he was quite adamant.
Lemmy's a living, breathing, drinking and snorting fucking legend. No one else comes close. Lemmy was well known for his alcohol abuse.
The documentary Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old stated that he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's every day and had done so since he was 30 years old.
Before joining Hawkwind, he recalled Dik Mik, a former Hawkwind sound technician, visiting his home in the middle of the night and taking amphetamines with him.
They became interested in how long "you could make the human body jump about without stopping", which they did for a few months until Mik ran out of money and wanted to return to Hawkwind, taking Lemmy with him.
I first got into speed because it was a utilitarian drug and kept you awake when you needed to be awake when otherwise you'd just be flat out on your back.
If you drive to Glasgow for nine hours in the back of a sweaty truck you don't really feel like going onstage feeling all bright and breezy.
He was asked to express his views on the detrimental effects of drugs and called for the legalization of heroin. He stated that legalization would eradicate the drug dealer from society and generate money from its taxation similar to drug laws in Portugal , however hard this would be to accept.
Lemmy collected German military regalia; he had an Iron Cross encrusted on his bass, which led to accusations of Nazi sympathies. He stated that he collected the memorabilia because he liked the way it looked, and considered himself an anarchist or libertarian.
I can wait. I'm not in a hurry. Lemmy defended his collection by saying that if his then-girlfriend who was black had no problem with it, nobody else should.
In December , Lemmy's tour was cancelled when he was hospitalised in Italy with the flu , exhaustion, and a lung infection. In June , it was reported that he had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator fitted.
On 28 December , four days after his 70th birthday, Lemmy died at his Los Angeles apartment from prostate cancer , cardiac arrhythmia , and congestive heart failure.
According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death. He [Lemmy] gets home [from tour], we have a big birthday party for him at the Whisky a Go Go.
His friends came down and played. Two days later I could tell he wasn't feeling good. So we took him to the hospital. They release him. Then after the brain scan, they found the cancer in his brain and his neck.
The doctor comes with the result a couple of days later and says "It's terminal. Lemmy's doctor had given him two to six months to live.
Mikael Maglieri, owner of his nearby hangout of the Rainbow Bar and Grill , subsequently had a video game machine that Lemmy was fond of playing taken from the establishment and put in Lemmy's apartment so he could continue playing it from his bedside.
His body was cremated following the funeral. His remains were placed in a 3D-printed mantelpiece shaped like his trademark cavalry hat and emblazoned with the slogan "born to lose, lived to win".
Reviewing his career after his death, The Daily Telegraph said:. Over the years as guitarists and drummers passed through Motörhead's lineup, Lemmy remained the grizzled heart of the machine.
His bronchial rasp—directed into a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face, was one of the most recognizable voices in rock, while his Rickenbacker guitar recast the bass as an overpowered, distorted rhythmic rumble.
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. The song, from their album Hardwired In , Hawkwind recorded a new acoustic version of Lemmy's "The Watcher" originally recorded on Doremi Fasol Latido , on the album The Road to Utopia with production, arrangement and additional orchestrations by Mike Batt and a guest appearance from Eric Clapton.
Lemmy worked with several musicians, apart from his Motörhead bandmates, over the course of his career. He wrote the song "R. S" for the Ramones , which he played in his live sets as a tribute to the band.
He also produced a Ramones E. Lemmy noted in several magazine and television interviews that he made more money from the royalties of that one song that he had in his entire time with Motörhead.
Lemmy published his autobiography, White Line Fever , in November In , he established his own recording label, Motorhead Music, to promote and develop new talent.
Lemmy made appearances in film and television, including science fiction film Hardware and the comedy Eat the Rich , for which Motörhead also recorded the soundtracks including the title song.
He appeared as himself in the The Comic Strip Presents He appears in the comedy Airheads in which he is credited as "Lemmy von Motörhead".
The appendage is thrown from the window of a moving car and lands at Lemmy's feet who exclaims: "Looks like a dick!
Fucking hell! Ah well, it's not mine at least. He appears as a lodger who lives in a closet. It consists of a combination of 16 mm film and HD video footage, produced over three years.
The other Motörhead bandmates' armour is also available. Lemmy positioned his microphone in an uncommonly high position, angled so that he appeared to be looking up at the sky rather than at the audience.
He said that it was for "personal comfort, that's all. It's also one way of avoiding seeing the audience. In the days when we only had ten people and a dog, it was a way of avoiding seeing that we only had ten people and a dog.
Lemmy's first electric guitar was a used Hofner Club He traded each guitar sequentially right up until Hawkwind Anderson failed to show up to a charity event and Kilmister took his place.
Subsequently, Kilmister would return to Rickenbacker basses and used a Rickenbacker This guitar was heavily modified with stickers, hardware and tone control knobs.
For the majority of his career, he used Rickenbacker basses. When asked what the appeal is Lemmy said "The shape. I'm all for the image—always.
If you get one that looks good, you can always mess with the pickups if it sounds bad. In total there would be two 4xinch speakers two 4xinch speakers.
Lemmy had a habit of naming his amplifier heads over the years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The Saga of Hawkwind. Wales Online. Archived from the original on 17 November Retrieved 13 November Oktober live mit Motörhead. Als Konsequenz davon lehnte er sein Leben lang Heroin strikt ab und war ein ausgesprochener Kritiker des Versagens von Regierungen, diese Droge effektiv zu kontrollieren.
Kilmister selbst konsumierte in den späten er- und frühen er-Jahren LSD und in den späten er- und er-Jahren vor allem Amphetamine. Kurz nach seinem Geburtstag wurden bei Kilmister Tumore im Kopf- und Nackenbereich diagnostiziert.
Dezember in seiner Wohnung in Los Angeles, jedoch nicht an den Folgen dieser Tumore, sondern an einer Prostatakrebserkrankung.
Im Jahr nahm Kilmister erstmals eine Gitarre in die Hand, es war die Hawaiigitarre seiner Mutter,  weil er damit den Mädchen seiner Schule imponieren wollte.
Er hatte nie Gitarrenunterricht, sondern brachte sich das Spielen selber bei. Kilmister spielte in verschiedenen Bands, so unter anderem bei The Rainmakers und danach für ca.
Dort hatte er zunächst Jobs bei verschiedenen Musikern, z. Arnold , bis er als Sänger bei Sam Gopal anfing. Die Band trennte sich von ihm, nachdem er wegen Drogenbesitzes durch den kanadischen Zoll festgenommen wurde.
Kurz danach gründete Kilmister eine neue Band, die er Bastard nennen wollte. Auf Anraten seines Managers nannte er die Band jedoch Motörhead in Anlehnung an den letzten Song, den er für Hawkwind geschrieben hatte.
Bis zu Kilmisters Tod war die Band mit ihm als musikalischem Kopf aktiv. Lemmy Kilmister war auch als Autor und Produzent für andere Musiker tätig.
Come on! Piss off! Lemmy Kilmister hatte als Bassist einen ungewöhnlichen Stil. Ursprünglich begann er als Gitarrist, war jedoch nach seiner eigenen Einschätzung nicht gut genug  und wechselte bei seinem Einstieg bei Hawkwind zur Bassgitarre.
Dabei behielt er jedoch die Technik bei, wie sie üblicherweise Rhythmus-Gitarristen verwenden.