Long Beach Press Telegram is reporting that MOTÖRHEAD's legendary frontman, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has set "Lemmy & Friends" as the title of his upcoming solo album, featuring collaborations with members of METALLICA, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA), REVEREND HORTON HEAT, THE DAMNED and SKEW SISKIN. "I've got seven tracks already done," declares Lemmy.
The veteran heavy metal rocker will pause long enough to find out Sunday night whether MOTÖRHEAD has won the Grammy for best metal performance for "Whiplash", a METALLICA tune they covered on the album "Metallic Attack: A Tribute to Metallica".
For his upcoming "Lemmy & Friends" album, Lemmy says he'd also like "to get Jeff Beck, and I want to get Janet Jackson to do this great lost single called 'Black Cat'."
MOTÖRHEAD are celebrating their 30th year in the business, and the group plan to head out on a stateside tour March 15. Lemmy says he's still loving being on the road after three decades: "I spend more time there than I do in my apartment."
But the outspoken Brit declares that the heightened security at concert venues is "killing rock 'n' roll. I can't believe all this running everything like a %$*%& military operation! It's no fun. You have to have 18 different-color passes ... you can go here but not go there. I say just let everybody in, and if we don't like them, we'll throw them out! It's insane."
The venue for the group's Los Angeles appearance hasn't been firmed up yet, but he says, "It looks like the Universal Amphitheatre, though I'd rather play the House of Blues if we can get it. They have great sound in there, whereas Universal doesn't, and I hate the staff there, too. ... Wow, there's a bunch of security-minded $%*# goons. There's no smoking, you can't take a drink in there. Is this a rock 'n' roll show or a $%&* Boy Scout picnic?"