Lemmy Kilmister Solo Album to Receive Posthumous Release
Lemmy’s death in 2015 left the metal community so racked with grief that I think most of us forgot that he’d been working on a solo album… especially because work on that solo album commenced in 2004, so we weren’t exactly sitting around holding our breath waiting for its release anyway.
But now, in a new interview with Metal Talk, Lemmy’s pal and sometimes collaborator, Jim Voxx of Skew Siskin, reveals that they’re still planning to finish and release the record, despite the fact that Lemmy has, um, moved on to other projects:
“We are also 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.
“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 recorded some tracks in America with Dave Grohl or Reverend Horton Heat, and in London he was working wth The Damned, and all these tracks came to me to Berlin, because I am the producer of the album, and we continued working on this.
“We started out with two Skew Siskin songs and whatever would be next, at that time he didn’t know, because he was just looking round, he wanted to take his time. It was the total opposite of working with Motörhead because he had to do it in his free time between the Motörhead work.
“But I gave him the possibility always to come here and work in the studio whenever he needed and step-by-step we got the songs together and we have ten songs, and we thought it would have been released a long time ago now but when Lemmy got ill, we stopped working on it, but the recordings were all done.”
Lemmy had previously revealed that he’d done some recording for the album with Dave Grohl, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Damned; what Voxx doesn’t mention here are Lemmy’s recording with Joan Jett, which we also know was complete, and Lemmy’s recording with Skunk Anansie’s Skin, which as of 2013 wasn’t yet complete. So who knows if those will actually be on the record or not. I’m a massive Skunk Anansie fan and would love to hear that track… but Jett is obviously a legend in her own right, and it would be kind of a shame if there’s a recording of her and Lemmy together somewhere that never sees the light of day. Hopefully this is not the case.
By the way, whomever runs Motörhead’s Facebook page shared the link to this interview, so we can assume the intel it contains is totally legit.
Hopefully we’ll know more soon.
[via Metal Insider]