One of rock’s greatest losses occurred back on 28 December 2015 – Lemmy Kilmister was taken from us. The Motörhead legend had an unmistakable impact on the world of metal and his death shook the industry hard.
But those mourning the loss of any potential for new Lemmy material, well, wipe your eyes and prepare for the unthinkable – a Lemmy solo album is coming.
Jim Voxx, guitarist in Skew Siskin – a band who toured with Motörhead – spoke to Metal Talk about the long-gestating project:
“We are in the very last stages of the Lemmy solo album. I still don't know when it will be released because this is in the hands of the Motörhead management and it took a while now but you know, Lemmy had so many things left, there are so many other recordings and they all had to sort out how to proceed and there is no real time rush to release this album so I can imagine it will be towards the end of this year."
Supposedly he’s been working on it for about 14 years:
"The songs are composed by Lemmy and when he started with me doing this, that was back in 2003, he didn't have a real idea what would be on it so he came to me and asked me if I would work with him on this because I was able to provide him the studio time he needed because as you know, always during summer Motörhead was doing festivals here in Europe and he used Berlin as a springboard so he had the time in the summer to be here and work on further tracks.”
He also hinted at some pretty big guest stars:
“He also recorded some tracks in America with Dave Grohl and Reverend Horton Heat, and in London he was working with The Damned.”
This is all obviously hayooj news for Lemmy and Motörhead fans – just knowing there’s new stuff on the way is enough to bring the rock world to a halt. Annoyingly there’s no concrete date in place, so it’s best to go back to your normal routine, because banging your head against a brick hall every day until it comes out is altogether rather unhealthy.
If you want to hear the full chat with Jim Voxx, you can grab it here.