Lemmy - the final interview: "I was born to play the bass"

Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead performs live on the Pyramid stage during the first day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England
(Image credit: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

When Motörhead first started popping out albums in the late ’70s, it probably seemed implausible that the band would last 40 years and 22 albums. And yet, they were, until the death of the band's no-prisoners frontman, Ian Fraser Kilmister - aka Lemmy - on 28 December 2015.

According to Lemmy - who embodied the sex, drugs, and rock & roll ethos more honestly than anyone alive besides Keith Richards - Motörhead’s career was defined by “sheer, dogged, pig-nosed fucking persistence and refusal to listen to the evidence.”

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