During a recent video feature where he reflected on his friendship with the late Motörhead frontman, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt says that he is convinced that there used to be “more than one Lemmy.”
Holt recently took part in a special tribute album called Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead, where he, along with Pantera singer Phil Anselmo and others, covered the band’s song “Ace Of Spaces.” At one point during this video feature, Holt talks about how much Exodus partied in London back in the day, and how many times they would bump into Lemmy.
Below is what Gary Holt had to say about the surreal nature of seeing Lemmy at one bar, just to head to another bar and find the metal legend sitting there!
“I’m convinced, and have been for decades, that there’s more than one Lemmy, or at least there was. We [Exodus] used, back in the day, squander more money on tours. When we did a European tour, we insisted that we had to spend a week in London first — to acclimate to the time change. Basically, it was us partying like fucking animals for five to seven days. This was when Lemmy still lived in England and London. And we’d go out to a bar and there’s Lemmy.
“We’d go up and hang out [with] him, do some drugs or whatever and have some drinks. [We’d say] ‘Alright we’re gonna go to this other place.’ [Lemmy would say] ‘All right. See you guys later.’ And we’d get there and he’s already sitting at the bar; I mean, he’s been there for an hour. And then we went to another place and he’s there ahead of us, and we left him sitting at the bar. And ever since then we’re convinced that there’s at least three different Lemmys, ’cause he couldn’t possibly have done it. But, you know, Lemmy is God, so…”
That is some wild shit! Of course while also being a metal legend, Lemmy was one hell of a partier too! You can check out the video featuring Gary Holt below.
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