Ex-Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell said in an interview with Classic Rock magazine how legendary bassist and singer Lemmy Kilmister (Dead in 2015) would react to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“He might have just said f**k it, gone out and played. But when he saw people dropping, I think he’d have realised the danger. I don’t think he would have wanted to tour. He was quite lazy as well. Lem liked to just stay home when he could. Go to the Rainbow [bar in LA, his regular haunt] and that’d be it. That’d be his day.”
“I don’t think anyone is. It’s just farcical. An absolute joke. It’s one bumble or cock-up after the other. They’re just lining their own pockets, keeping themselves in jobs – the usual stuff.”
“Towards the last couple of years, Lem wasn’t quite himself. He just wanted to carry on. You could see Lemmy aging a little bit more, ’cause he was a fair amount older than the rest of us.
“But he was doing fine – he was playing fine. We just carried on. We kind of slowed it down a little bit, but it was still full-on touring compared to what other bands do. Us slowing down was just like full-on touring for many other bands.
“So we’d still go on tour for two months anywhere where they would have us… But Lem played basically like he wanted to do as long as he possibly could. But it was difficult to watch sometimes at the very end.”
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