Motorhead’s Lemmy bemoans ‘pretty poor’ state of rock and roll


He’s back with a new album after overcoming a long period of serious ill health, and he’s not impressed with what he sees.

Yep, Motorhead‘s Lemmy has cast a withering verdict on the current state of rock and roll during an interview with Kerrang! (via Blabbermouth).

“I think it’s pretty poor right now,” he’s said. “We’re waiting for something, and I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s for the death of rock ‘n’ roll, y’know? I really don’t know.”

“I don’t understand what we’re waiting for at the moment, because we’ve been waiting for a long time. We deserve something, but we ain’t getting it.”

Motorhead release their latest album ‘Bad Magic‘ tomorrow (August 28th), and have a UK tour coming up early next year beginning in Newcastle on January 23rd.

“I don’t know why half of modern bands are together, ’cause they don’t deserve to be,” Lemmy continued. “All they do is make a racket. I think we’re still looking for an answer to punk, to be quite honest with you, ’cause Nirvana wasn’t it, y’know? They were the closest, but that didn’t last.”

“I like some bands. I like Foo Fighters and Evanescence and stuff, but I don’t know if we’re going to get a real thing like punk again.”

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