In an interview with The Disc Dive, Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy talked about the time Motörhead’s late vocalist Lemmy Kilmister suggested him to take it easy referring to his busy schedule working with Slash and Alter Bridge simultaneously.
As you may recall, Motörhead‘s founder and lead singer Lemmy Kilmister passed away in his house on December 28, 2015, only four days after his 70th birthday. Kilmister had suffered from many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and prostate cancer, up until his death.
Recently, during an interview he joined, Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy opened up about an unforgettable memory he had with Lemmy Kilmister. Kennedy recalled the time he met Kilmister when they both appeared as one of the guests on Guns N’ Roses icon Slash’s debut solo album ‘Slash’ back in 2010.
While Kennedy was featured in various songs in ‘Slash’ album, Lemmy Kilmister collaborated with the guitarist for his song titled ‘Doctor Alibi,’ which was released on March 29, 2010.
During the recent interview, Myles Kennedy mentioned the next time he ran into Kilmister was at a festival in Europe while he was touring with Alter Bridge. Myles stated that Lemmy poured him a Jack and Coke and asked about his other projects at that moment.
Apparently, when Kennedy told him that he was playing with Slash and The Conspirators and Alter Bridge at the same time, Lemmy Kilmister told him to be careful about working too much too hard otherwise he would shorten his life. Myles stated that due to the fact that it was coming from Kilmister, it really got him thinking.
Here’s what Myles Kennedy stated about the time Lemmy Kilmister warned him:
“I met Lemmy early on, during the Slash first solo record thing, we played something for the Golden Gods Awards. I got to meet him – that was fun for me because I got to meet all those guys, just geeking out.
Then I ran into him again at a festival in Europe, and he’s like, ‘What are you doing here?’ I was like, ‘I’m touring with the other band I play with Alter Bridge.’ And I remember he poured me a Jack and Coke, and he had his slot machine there – and I’m just geeking out, ‘This is cool, what a great moment!’
And he’s like, ‘So you play with this other band, you play with Slash and The Conspirators – you just bounce back and forth and you’re just on the road all the time?‘
And I’m like, ‘Yeah’ And by this point, it had been like three years straight. And he looks at me, takes a sip of his Jack and Coke and he just looks at me, ‘You’re going to shorten your life, mate…’ Coming from him… that really got me thinking.”
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