Motörhead front man on the band’s latest Grammy nomination
By Mindy Rochwerg
February 3, 2015
Motörhead has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the song “Heartbreaker,” which is from their latest album Aftershock. The album sold 11,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release and hit # 22 on the Billboard 200 chart. Motörhead, nominated along with Anthrax, Mastodon, Slipknot and Tenacious D., previously collected a “Best Metal Performance” Grammy for a cover of Metallica’s “Whiplash” back in 2005. The 57th annual Grammy Awards are set for 8PM ET Feb. 8 on CBS.
Lemmy Kilmister, the band’s front man and bassist, who usually cares more about the opinions of fans than those of the Grammy judges, apparently feels the nomination substantiates his decision to keep going despite his health issues, which included a near brush with death during his last surgery.
In a recent episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Lemmy told Mitch, “It’s always nice to stick your middle finger up and say, ‘Ha ha, you bastards, six months to live ey?’ I don’t see why you should stop when it gives you so much pleasure.”
Lemmy also spoke about Motörhead’s new album, which the band is scheduled to start working on this month. It’s expected to be released before their summer tour in Europe, where they’ll play Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain.
It seems Lemmy’s lifestyle changes – giving up smoking and his beloved Jack & Coke in favor of the occasional vodka and red wine – have done both him and Motörhead a lot of good.
Lemmy “close to death” during last surgery
Lemmy, the health nut?