Lemmy Kilmister on the differences between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

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Widely regarded as an iconic character in the world of rock and metal music, Lemmy Kilmister. He was the band’s bassist, singer, and composer. Motörhead was a significant heavy metal band. Lemmy was a major player in the metal scene who influenced the style of music. He was well known for his tough way of life, no-nonsense demeanor, and distinctive singing voice. Additionally, he was one of the few metal musicians who publicly supported punk rock and other musical genres.

Lemmy provided fans with many memorable musical moments, such as the classic songs “Ace of Spades” and “Damage Case,” as well as in numerous interviews where he enthralled us with his storytelling prowess, sharing bizarre anecdotes that frequently featured some of his most notable peers.

He even compared The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and always chose the Fab Four. Lemmy, who is English, was prominently featured when both bands dominated the 1960s. Despite the fact that the members of the two bands were friends, there was always someone trying to ignite a fight. Lemmy’s point of view was based less on imagined conflicts between detractors and more on street violence.

Lemmy even had the great luck to attend a live performance by The Beatles. He was 16 years old when he went to see John Lennon and the band play at Liverpool’s now-famous Cavern Club. Lemmy also learned how to play guitar along with their debut album, Please Please Me. Lemmy was drawn to the Fab Four not only for their music but also for their sardonic attitude, which was unheard of at the time.

About the main difference between the two bands, he said in his autobiography, White Line Fever. “Brian Epstein cleaned them up for mass consumption, but they were anything but sissies. They were from Liverpool (…) a hard, sea-farin’ town, all these dockers and sailors around all the time who would beat the piss out of you if you so much as winked at them. (…) The Rolling Stones were the mummy’s boys—they were all college students from the outskirts of London. (…) The Stones made great records, but they were always shit on stage, whereas the Beatles were the gear.”

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