W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless spoke to Louder Sound and recalled what Motörhead icon Lemmy Kilmister told him about his career and shared his response to the guitarist.
Blackie Lawless and Lemmy Kilmister were close friends for many years, even though they faced some problems during their tour. Motörhead and W.A.S.P. went on a tour together in 1997, and it was an excellent chance for W.A.S.P. to promote their seventh studio album, ‘Kill F’ck Die.’
Unfortunately, the tour turned into a complete disappointment for their fans because of the personal problems and creative differences between the two bands. However, Kilmister and Lawless decided to talk with each other and managed to solve these problems shortly afterward.
During his interview, Lawless revealed that Lemmy Kilmister complained about ‘not getting his due’ while they were drinking together. The frontman shared their conversation, saying that he disagreed as Kilmister was known as the godfather of the metal scene.
In Lawless’ words, he said:
“I loved Lemmy. We got into it one time, because of something personal. I wanted something from him, and he wouldn’t give it to me. Anybody that you have a relationship with, you’re gonna have that from time to time. He was more sensitive than people realized.
I remember one night we went out and he had a few drinks and started letting it all hang out a little bit, complaining that he wasn’t bigger than he was. I told him: ‘I don’t want to hear it. You’re the godfather of this whole scene, and yet you’re telling me that you ain’t getting your due? If you’ve come here for sympathy, you’ve come to the wrong place because you ain’t getting it from me.’ He shut up after that, and everything was all right the rest of the night.”
Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister is still considered one of the most talented and influential guitarists of all time even though he thought that people didn’t give him enough credit for his achievements.