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A Sad Day In Metal: Lemmy Has Switched From Jack Daniels To Vodka


Though Motörhead will always be a band known for drinking everything in the house rather than being aligned with any single liquor, Lemmy has for decades been a staunch advocate of Jack Daniels. One might go so far as to say that Lemmy and Jack are synonymous with one another; Lemmy’s usual cowboy outfit makes him look like he’s dressed AS a bottle of Jack Daniels. The two are inseparable.

Or so we thought. Yes, due to the singer’s recent health problems, it appears that the day has finally come: Lemmy has switched from Jack and Coke to vodka and OJ.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Lemmy was asked by his doctor to give up his favorite cocktail:

[Lemmy] has swapped from Jack and Coke to vodka and orange, apparently to help with his diabetes, – though his assistant wonders whether swapping from one 40% spirit topped with sugar to another 40% spirit topped with sugar is really going to help. “I like orange juice better,” he says. “So, Coca-Cola can fuck off.”

On the one hand, this is a sad day in metal. Lemmy’s loyalty to Jack Daniels has always been a staple of Motörhead’s imagery, and it’s with a heavy heart that we see the greatest rocker of all time say goodbye to a beverage that’s not nearly as good without him promoting it.

On the other hand, as long as Lemmy’s still around to write new Motörhead tunes and play shows, we’re happy. Buy Lemmy a screwdriver when you catch the band out on tour this summer.

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