Lemmy Kilmister was the founder, lead singer, bassist, and frontman of the rock band Motorhead that was formed in 1975. Starting his career in 1965, Lemmy had worked with Jimi Hendrix, The Nice, and Hawkwind just before he formed his band. Also, alongside his musical works, Lemmy had minor roles and cameos in film and television.
Besides his incredible music, Lemmy was a huge character. He was beloved and respected by countless musicians in the community. When he passed away on December 28, 2015, the rock and roll community was upset deeply.
However, in this article, we’re paying our tribute to Lemmy Kilmister and remembering what he adviced people for drinking. Firstly, Lemmy Kilmister revealed in 2005 that how fans would drink on their first date.
“I don’t recommend to drink anything on the first date because you will get too drunk trying to impress her and then you won’t be able to ‘get it up,'” Lemmy laughs.
“So you should be very careful on the first date, the first date is very big news for a guy, you know. You should be able to ‘perform’ if you get lucky, if you drink too much you won’t be able to.
“And to give her too much too, she’ll pass out and you be just like driving her home and her father will kill you.”
Lemmy Kilmister Touches On A Fine Line Between A Heavy Drinker And An Alcoholic
Back in 2016, there was an interview that was shared after Lemmy Kilmister passed away. Classic Rock was mentioning a heavy drinker and an alcoholic. When they asked the difference between them, Lemmy had revealed how you can be a terribly boring drunk.
“Just like there’s a fine line between just fishing and standing on the bank looking like an arsehole,” he says. “The line is whether the fuck you know what you’re doing when you drink ’cos if you don’t know what you’re doing, you just become a terrible boring drunk.”
“Whereas, if you know when to stop, you become an amazing, anecdotal man of the world. Which is better than being the guy having a shit in the bath tub.”
Scott Ian Recalls The Embarrassing Moment He Had With Lemmy
In early 2021, Scott Ian had paid his tribute to Motorhead star Lemmy Kilmister by remembering an embarrassing moment he had with Lemmy drinking Jack & Coke. According to him, he was 21 and didn’t drink anything until he sat with Lemmy at a bar in London.
“Well, the first whiskey I ever had was a Jack & Coke with Lemmy in 1985 at a bar in London where I bumped into him,” he recalls. “He’s my hero, and I bumped into him in a bar – and I didn’t even drink at the time.”
“I was 21, I didn’t drink. And I saw Lemmy and I offered to buy him a drink. And he said, ‘You’re in my town, I’ll buy you a drink. What are you having?’ And I didn’t even know how to answer that question, so I just said, ‘I’ll have whatever you’re having.’
“And he was drinking Jack & Coke, so all of a sudden I’ve got a whiskey in front of me and I’m worried that I’m gonna throw up on his white boots and get fired from heavy metal.”
“It was awesome and it was horrible. Six months later, we played our first-ever headlining gig in London, and he was there backstage. He’s saying hi to everybody, and he looks at me and he’s like, ‘How are you feeling?’ And I said, ‘You remember me?’”
“And he said, ‘Yeah, I met you at St. Ritz, we were drinking and at some point, you stopped speaking English.’ So I said, ‘I hope I didn’t do anything to offend you…’ He said, ‘No, I just couldn’t understand what you were saying to me. So then you ran out of the bar. I figured you weren’t feeling so good.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I wasn’t that much of a drinker.’ He was like, ‘Yeah, I could tell.’”