Duff Says Without Lemmy, No Other Bands Would’ve Existed
In so many words, of course. Duff McKagan — he of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame — took to his Seattle Weekly blog again…this time, after having seen the inspirational “Lemmy” movie. The film recently debuted in New York and Los Angeles.
“It wasn’t just my choice of playing bass that Lemmy and Motörhead influenced. Dare I say that without Motörhead, there would have been no Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, or everything between and after. Yeah, they mean that much.”
Well, maybe they would have existed…they just would have sounded a lot different.
“There is a moment in the documentary where Dave Grohl states very eloquently what Motörhead means to him and the rest of us in the audience. To paraphrase, Grohl talks about the ‘human-ness’ of Lemmy. Boils and all, Lemmy lets us know that you don’t have to be perfect and beautiful and polished to a shine to succeed in this life. Go see the movie to get the full poignancy of Dave’s quote.”
I have yet to see the “Lemmy” movie, only because I haven’t seen a lot of movies. I plan on seeing…soon. I love Lemmy. He’s, like, my hero. The dude rocks. He’s gotten more tail a zoo.