Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter conducted a brief interview last week with MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister ahead of the group's two-show stint in the country as part of their ongoing 30th-anniversary tour. An excerpt from the chat follows (translated from Swedish):
Q: Theres' always stories about you in magazines and on the Internet. Do you follow that kind of stuff?
Lemmy: "I don't have a computer, so I can't follow the Internet much."
Q: Does it bother you when people tell stories about you that are not true?
Lemmy: "Yes, when I find out about it. Like that guy who made up a story that I'm supposed to be bisexual. I called him up and told him that he's writing stuff that is not true. 'Yeah, so what?' was his response. I said, 'Well, you can't collect your money if you have a screwdriver jammed through both your fucking kneecaps, can you?' He thought I had a point and wrote a retraction."
Q: How did you find out?
Lemmy: "Somebody told me. Somebody always brings me bad news. I think it's a fucking shame that someone would make things up to get a sensational headline. If it happened to someone unlike myself, who can hit back, that person's life could be destroyed. It's fucking disgraceful to use the power of the Internet for crap like this. It's a great tool for communication and people use it to spread child pornography and insults. Totally fucking brilliant."