It was sixty-five years ago tonight that a child was born in the little town of Burslem [more inside]
To some, Exclaim!
is more or less the northern equivalent of Pitchfork, a free monthly mag for the hipster masses. But I've always enjoyed the way their Questionnaire page provides an often surprisingly clear glimpse into an odd array of celebrities' lives. This month's subject is Motörhead’s Lemmy
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Anarchist rocker and conservative assembly member unite to fight drugs?
Well, one drug anyway
He hates it so much he wants it legalized.
It shouldn't come as a suprise that Lemmy Kilminster - frontman for Motorhead (legendary Guinness-certified loudest band on earth), former editor of his high school paper, former roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and tinnitus awareness spokesman, would speak out against heroin
"The only drug that I ever saw kill people was heroin. Killed my girlfriend and a lot of my generation. It's the only drug I hate." - Lemmy.
But some folks think the nearly 60 year old rocker is not someone "the kids" will listen to.