Honestly, at this point, I’d rather have Lemmy Kilmister taking mandatory naps than get excited at the prospect of a Lemmy solo disc.
The Motörhead frontman’s health has been shit for months now, and I feel like if he keeps pushing himself to be this rock and roll deity, he’ll just end up on a farm in Upstate New York, where he’ll have plenty of room to run and chase animals.
Same thing happened to my dog when I was 10.
Lem was recently asked by Revolver if he has plans to take ‘er easy, given his doctors have basically told him to.
“No, I ain’t done yet with the music,” the 68-year-old says. “After I get better, we’re gonna try to tour again, and if I can’t do that full-on, I want to do another album with [the rockabilly band] Head Cat, and, of course, I want to do a couple more Motörhead records.
“But the next thing I’ve got coming out is my solo album, which is almost done,” he says. “I still want to do a track with [Skunk Anansie vocalist] Skin before I put it out. There are two tracks with the Rev. Horton Heat, two with The Damned, a track with Dave Grohl and a track with Joan Jett. Right now we’re thinking of calling it False Teeth For The Deaf.”
“It’s all just great rock and roll, that’s the only way to describe it. Some of it is bluesy and some isn’t. It’s not Motörhead, but obviously there are elements in common.”