Motörhead’s Phil Campbell Shoots Down Fan’s Claim That Lemmy Was a Nazi Sympathizer: “He Was a Historian”

It’s no secret that Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was an avid collector of Nazi war memorabilia. In fact, anyone who’s ever watched the 2010 documentary Lemmy would have a hard time not knowing this fact; Lemmy’s LA apartment is so choked with relics from the Third Reich that almost every shot has a swastika in it. This fascination also leaked through into his public persona — the original version of Motörhead’s infamous war pig mascot Snaggletooth had a swastika on its helmet (it was later removed from future editions of their self-titled record), and young Lemmy was often photographed wearing swastika necklaces and badges. But now, in response to a fan’s tweet, Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has come out against assertions that Lemmy had personal allegiances with the Nazis.

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen: I’m not as pretty as Lemmy or Sting

With Cheap Trick inching towards their half-century, band guitarist and songwriter Rick Nielsen toasts the past, present and future in his own inimitable style. This interview was conducted to mark the 300th issue of Classic Rock magazine, which launched in 1998. The magazine is available to purchase online, and also features interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Geddy Lee, Slash and many more.

Ozzy Osbourne recalls speaking to Lemmy on the day of his death

Ozzy Osbourne says he spoke with Lemmy on the day of the iconic Motörhead frontman’s death. “I was talking to Lemmy on the morning that he died, but I couldn’t understand what he was talking about,” Ozzy tells Classic Rock magazine. “I wanted to talk to someone else who was there, but they kept giving the phone to Lemmy.”

Ozzy Osbourne: "I was talking to Lemmy on the morning he died"

In an exclusive new interview in Classic Rock magazine, Ozzy reveals that he was speaking to his dear friend Lemmy on the day that Motörhead's leader passed away. Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he was speaking with his good friend and sometime songwriting partner Lemmy on the morning that Motörhead's legendary frontman passed away.

Zakk Wylde Shares Honest Memories of Lemmy: “He Was Just Skin and Bones at That Point…”

For a certain type of rock and metal fan, Lemmy was THE rock star. Ozzy was cool, and David Lee Roth seemed like a lot of fun, but the frontman of Motörhead was in it to win it, dying in the service of making zaftig people dance like complete maniacs. Now, Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde has offered up some memories of Lemmy — some of which are heartwarming, but some of which are a little jarring.

Lemmy’s golden rule of drinking is wisdom to live by

In the 80s The Damned's Captain Sensible was collared by Lemmy Kilmister who wanted to have a word about his drinking. The advice he gave him is a rule for life. “There’s a fine line between a heavy drinker and an alcoholic,” Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister once told us, and he was a man who knew about these things. “Just like there’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the bank looking like an arsehole. 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.”

Motörhead Röadcrew Receives Tattoos Mixed With Lemmy’s Ashes [Video]

Motörhead road crew members immortalized late frontman Lemmy Kilmister in their dermis this week, mixing ink with his ashes for two tribute tattoos. A new video posted to the official Motörhead YouTube page depicted tour manager Eddie Rocha and production assistant Emma Cederblad receiving the tribute art on their lower leg in celebration of Lemmy’s six-year death anniversary. With “God Was Never on Your Side” from the band’s 2006 album Kiss of Death playing in the background, artist Stina Nyman of Sweden’s Eye Scream Tattoo pulled the ashes from bullet urns sent to Lemmy’s closest friends.
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Lemmy's ashes turned into tattoos for crew members

Lemmy's ashes have been used to create tattoos for Motörhead's tour manager and production assistant. The iconic heavy metal band's frontman passed away in December 2015, at the age of 70, a short while after being diagnosed with cancer. And the 'Ace of Spades' hitmaker's request before his death...