Adding to an already bustling schedule, Lemmy recently opened up to Billboard.com to talk about the movie based on his life and new albums.
“We’re going pretty good at the moment” Lemmy says. With the movie based on his life, “Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son of A Bitch,” prepping for a DVD release on Feb. 15, fans are getting an intimate look into the lifestyle of the iconic Motorhead frontman.
He told Billboard of the movie, “Well, it’s not too embarrassing. I didn’t have to leave the fucking theater before the lights came on, so it’s OK. I learned I look a lot older than I thought I did, but it’s… pretty good.” The DVD release of “Lemmy” will feature three hours of bonus footage including a featurette called “The Sweet Side of Lemmy.” Lemmy notes, “It’s quite good, actually. I think the extra bits are just as good as the movie.”
To the alarm of some viewers, the film takes a look into the Motorhead frontman’s vast collection of military and Nazi paraphernalia. He is unapologetic for his hobby: “Let’s face it, it isn’t skinheads and shit collecting this stuff. It’s too expensive. This is doctors and lawyers collecting it… And I didn’t collect any of the ideology, believe me. I’ve got friends of all colors and religious persuasions. I ain’t got a racist bone in my body.”
In the wake of the film, Lemmy and his band mates are preparing to unleash their latest album, “The World is Yours,” on Feb. 8. The group recorded with Cameron Webb, who produced the band’s last three albums, at studios in Los Angeles and Wales.
He stated that the album will be a straight forward Motorhead album, adding that although the band has side tracked from time to time, this record will be simple.
On Jan. 25 the band began a North American tour which will continue into March. Then the group will play in Australia and South America before spending the summer in Europe, where Motorhead’s wine brand has become a success.
The second date of this tour brought them to the set of late night’s Conan where they performed the lead track off their new album, “Get Back in Line.”
Lemmy also plans to release “Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk,” a new album by his rockabilly band Head Cat. Produced by Webb, the album will consist mostly of covers such as Elvis Presley’s “Trying to Get to You,” Eddie Cochran’s “Somethin’ Else,” Webb Pierce’s “I Ain’t Never” and Larry Williams’ “Bad Boy” – plus two originals, “American Beat” and “The Eagle Flies on Friday.”
“We’ll do a few shows when Motorhead aren’t working,” said Lemmy, “which isn’t time for many shows. But we’ll do some. We have a lot of fun.”