Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Lots of rock stars, from Jerry Garcia to KISS, have gotten their own action figures. It's about time that that honor has been bestowed upon Motorhead frontman Lemmy. You can find out more at Lemmyfigure.com.

Lemmy, to me, is like a heavy metal version of guys like Willie Nelson or B.B. King. His life is on the road: he puts out new albums every so often, but he doesn't really need to. His life is on the tour, he's a road warrior.

But unlike Willie or B.B., I think Lemmy is pretty underrated. Take any cool metal band. They are probably influenced by Black Sabbath, KISS, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, etc. But if they play at breakneck speeds, the reason they do that is because of Motorhead. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, all those guys will admit that. In my mind, it's no stretch to say that Motorhead belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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