Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not quite Breaking Rock News, but worth reporting...

Lemmy, the Rock God from Motorhead, has some kind words about Jimi Hendrix, the man he says was the "king of sex, drugs and rock & roll". Lemmy was once one of Jimi's roadies, and he says that Hendrix was bigger and better at all three than anyone else ever. Here are some of his quotes:

"If you wanted to see some athletic ---, Jimi was the boy for it. I'd never seen anything like it... there were always lines of chicks going nuts outside his dressing room. It was like, 'Take a number and wait.'"

"I'd score acid for [Jimi]. I'd get 10 tabs, and he'd take seven and give me three, which I thought was very reasonable. He was great, a perfect old-school gentlemen . . . if a girl came into the room, he'd shoot to his feet."

"He played rhythm and lead at the same time, under his leg, behind his back, left and right, upside down. God bless Eddie Van Halen, he's nowhere near. Hendrix did it all, and when he died, it stopped."

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