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Keep Us on the Road

Sadly, you won't find Motörhead lifer Lemmy Kilmister on Twitter anytime soon.

"It's really too hot there," says the longtime L.A. resident. "It was 112 degrees last summer. If I had to move anywhere, it would be Austin.

He also rules out any ­fanciful ideas of an eardrum-punishing ­Gibbons/Kil­mister power duo.

"I guess I could get an air-conditioned trailer," Lemmy figures. "We're too old!"

Motörhead has found ways to sound fresh after more than two dozen live and studio releases.
Robert John
Motörhead has found ways to sound fresh after more than two dozen live and studio releases.

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Bayou Music Center

520 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Category: Music Venues

Region: Downtown/ Midtown

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Gigantour

With Motörhead, Megadeth, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at ­Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas (Bayou Place), 713-230-1600 or www.livenation.com.

Asked about staving off boredom while on tour, Lemmy's tastes turn out to be not as decadent as one would think — aside from the really fun stuff. Who knew he was such a fan of smartphone games?

"I have a couple of the Angry Birds games, and I got Temple Run," he says. "I just play until I get the three coins. I got an iPad, you know, too. And an iPhone. Upwardly mobile, mobile phones."

How about a Twitter account? Fans would surely drool at every word...

"I don't want to talk to people, mainly, and everyone slips up on there," Lemmy says. "I'm terribly private anyway, I don't like to discuss what I am doing every day, and I lead a very boring life. 'Went to the gig, went to the hotel and went to the bus.' Not that electrifying, right?"

Lemmy has now seen the planet through the windows of vans, planes and buses for 50 years. Rock and roll is Lemmy, and as has been said by countless fans all over the world, Lemmy is rock and roll.

"It's what we are supposed to be doing," he says. "This isn't a job, this is a life. Other bands will never find out who they really are if they don't strive."

craig.hlavaty@houstonpress.com

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4 comments
Roscothedog
Roscothedog

They cancelled on Friday! Sucks. They were the only reason I paid for this show. The consolation prize was extended sets by Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. I left at the door. Could not stomach longer sets of those sucky bands.

Call me Bwana
Call me Bwana

NOT a speed metal band. A BADASS metal band for sure. They inhabit their own category, no one else comes near.

GlenW
GlenW

They are the main reason I want to go to the show tonight, but the date isn't listed on Motorhead's website. What gives?Gimme Some MOTORHEAD \m/

Xavier Yañez
Xavier Yañez

As much as I'd like to experience a Motorhead show at some point in my life...$55 minimum ouch!

 
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