GARY HOLT: I’m Convinced There Were At Least Three Different LEMMYs

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In a new video uploaded by Banger TV, Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER) shared his MOTÖRHEAD stories and love for the Lemmy-fronted band.

 “I’m convinced, and have been for decades, that there’s more than one Lemmy, or at least there was,” Holt said.

“We [in EXODUS] used, back in the day, to squander more money on tours,” he continued. “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 f**king 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 tell him] ‘We’re gonna go to this other place.’ ‘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, Lemmyis God, so…”

Lemmy passed away on 28 December 2015, four days after his 70th birthday, from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death.