Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Motorhead: Lemmy looking forward to stage return

While Motorhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister continues to work on improving his health issues, the bassist is looking forward to returning to the stage next month for the band’s rescheduled European tour in support of their latest album, “Aftershock.”

"I think it's going to be really a joy, once I get back into it," he tells Rolling Stone. "Then it will be OK."

Motorhead were forced to postpone the fall European trek – now set to start February 13 in Glasgow, Scotland – after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel) and needed to address the issue; the bassist had previously been fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems and he continues to deal with diabetes.

"There is nothing weirder than having everything you are taken from you in one day – bingo," according to Lemmy. Rolling Stone reports he now rides an exercise bike every day at his new condo in Los Angeles; his drinking has slowed to a trickle, and the two packs of Marlboro Reds he used to smoke each day are down to one or two cigarettes a day. "Let's face it – it isn't as much fun," he says. "But it can't be as much fun if I die. I don't believe that's much fun, either."

Lemmy had his own season of hard partying, drinking and speed. "I suddenly realized I was waking up in pools of other people's vomit, and I had no recollection of them," he explains. "That's a bit much. I'm not saying don't have fun, don't snort the occasional line – but don't make it your life."

“Aftershock” scored the band’s highest US chart position in Motorhead’s career, debuting at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 11,000 copies.

For a list of the band's rescheduled European tour dates, click here.

See also:

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