U.K. rock writer, author and TV and radio program maker Mick Wall has just released a new book on iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister called "Lemmy: The Definitive Biography".
Based on Mick's original interviews with Lemmy conducted over numerous years, along with the insights of those who knew him best — former bandmates, friends, managers, fellow artists and record business insiders — this is an unputdownable story of one of Britain's greatest characters. As Lemmy once said of Wall, "Mick Wall is one of the few rock writers in the world who can actually write and seems to know anything about rock music. I can and do talk to him for hours — poor bastard."
In "Ace Of Spades", MOTÖRHEAD's most famous song, Lemmy sang, "I don't want to live forever." Yet, as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall: "Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush." This is his strange but true story.
Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beautifully told, "Lemmy: The Definitive Biography" is the story of the only rock'n'roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold, while keeping the devil, as he put it, "very close to my side." From school days growing up in North Wales, to first finding fame in the mid-60s with the ROCKIN' VICARS ("We were very big up north, I had a Zephyr 6"); from being Jimi Hendrix's personal roadie ("I would score acid for him"),to leading HAWKWIND to the top of the charts in 1972 with "Silver Machine" ("I was fired for taking the wrong drugs"); from forming MOTÖRHEAD ("I wanted to call the band BASTARD but my manager wouldn't let me"),whose iconoclastic album "No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith" entered the U.K. chart at No. 1 — and its title into the lexicon of hip-speak.
With the hard part of his journey now over, Lemmy is set to become a legend. "Lemmy: The Definitive Biography" explains exactly how that came to be.
Wall is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including titles on LED ZEPPELIN ("When Giants Walked the Earth"),METALLICA ("Enter Night"),AC/DC ("Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be"),BLACK SABBATH ("Symptom Of The Universe"),Lou Reed, THE DOORS ("Love Becomes A Funeral Pyre") and FOO FIGHTERS. He lives in England.
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