GARY HOLT Explains Why LEMMY Couldn’t Have Been One Person


The stories of Motörhead frontman Lemmy will live on for as long as humanity keeps going. The dude was a legend and there always seems to be one more story about him every time his name pops up. Now in an interview with BangerTV, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt shares his theory about how there are so many Lemmy stories and how the dude was seemingly everywhere – there were clearly multiple versions of Lemmy running around at once.

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“I’m convinced, and have been for decades, that there’s more than one Lemmy, or at least there was. We used, back in the day, squander more money on tours. When we did a European tour, we insisted that we had to spend a week in London first — to acclimate to the time change. Basically, it was us partying like fucking animals for five to seven days.

“This was when Lemmy still lived in England and London. And we’d go out to a bar and there’s Lemmy. We’d go up and hang out [with] him, do some drugs or whatever and have some drinks. [We’d tell him] ‘We’re gonna go to this other place.’ ‘All right. See you guys later.’

“And we’d get there and he’s already sitting at the bar; I mean, he’s been there for an hour. And then we went to another place and he’s there ahead of us, and we left him sitting at the bar. And ever since then we’re convinced that there’s at least three different Lemmys, ’cause he couldn’t possibly have done it. But, you know, Lemmy is God, so…”

Exodus is currently out on the road in Europe with The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Brandon Ellis filling in for Lee Altus. Get the dates below.

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8/9 – France – Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer
8/12 – United Kingdom – Walton-on-Trent – Bloodstock Open Air
8/13 – Belgium – Courtrai – Alcatraz Festival
8/14 – Germany – Saarbrücken – Garage
8/16 – Austria – Innsbruck – Music Hall
8/17 – Germany – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
8/18 – Germany – Cham – LA
8/19 – Germany – Sulingen – Reload Festival
8/20 – Netherlands – Eindhoven – Dynamo Metalfest
8/21 – France – Saint Nolff – Motocultor

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