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October 27, 2006
Lemmy Talks
Mood:  cool
Now Playing: The Motorhead frontman does a short interview.
Topic: Hard Rock
The Pitch recently spoke with Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

The Pitch: L.A. seems too fake for you. What do you get out of being there?

Kilmister: It's isn't fake. There's a lot of really talented people here, too, don't forget. And anyway, home is in your head. You live inside your head. If you ain't comfortable there, it doesn't matter where you live. And if you are comfortable there, it doesn't matter where you live. So I'm quite happy. I've made a lot of really good friends in the States. I like Americans, apart from the government. I'm having a good time over here, so why shouldn't I live in L.A? It's no worse than anywhere else. There's a lot more fakes in New York, I think, because of that fuckin' artistic scene. All them wine-and-cheese parties in the afternoons. Painful.

The Pitch: You mentioned the U.S. government.

Kilmister: I don't like any government, truly. I hate all politicians just by definition. If somebody wants to be a politician, there's already a serious question mark next to them. Imagine wanting to kiss other people's babies! Fuckin' hell, it's hard enough kissing your own, you know! You have to be two-faced. That's the first requirement. In case the party changes its stance on something, you gotta be able to turn straight around 180 degrees and lie.

The Pitch: What's your take on 9/11?

Kilmister: September 11th was George Bush's Reichstag fire. It's exactly the same. Politician seizes disaster and takes away civil liberties in the name of freedom. It's just crap. The American people are no safer than they were before. It's just difficult to get on a plane.

Read Lemmy Kilmister's entire interview at http://www.pitch.com/Issues/2006-10-26/music/bonus.html.

Written By The Rock News Blog at 8:07 PM EDT
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