Lemmy: The Definitive Biography (Paperback)
  • Lemmy: The Definitive Biography (Paperback)
zoom

Lemmy: The Definitive Biography (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 29/12/2016
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

'Unflinching, forthright and full of wry humour as the man himself, and there's little praise greater than that' CLASSIC ROCK

'Wall's vision of Lemmy as a Rock'n'Roll stalwart who made no concessions is vivid to the last' GUARDIAN

In 'The Ace of Spades', Motörhead's most famous song, Lemmy, the born-to-lose, live-to-win frontman of the band sang, 'I don't want to live forever'. Yet as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall, 'Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush...'. This is his strange but true story.

Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beautifully told, LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY is the story of the only rock'n'roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold, while keeping the devil, as he put it, 'very close to my side'. From school days growing up in North Wales, to first finding fame in the mid-60s with the Rockin' Vicars; from being Jimi Hendrix's personal roadie ('I would score acid for him'), to leading Hawkwind to the top of the charts in 1972 with 'Silver Machine' ('I was fired for taking the wrong drugs'); from forming Motörhead ('I wanted to call the band Bastard but my manager wouldn't let me'), whose iconoclastic album NO SLEEP 'TIL HAMMERSMITH entered the UK charts at No. 1.

Based on Mick's original interviews with Lemmy conducted over numerous years, along with the insights of those who knew him best - former band mates, friends, managers, fellow artists and record business insiders - this is an unputdownable story of one of Britain's greatest characters. As Lemmy once said of Wall, 'Mick Wall is one of the few rock writers in the world who can actually write and seems to know anything about rock music. I can and do talk to him for hours - poor bastard.'

With the hard part of his journey now over, Lemmy is set to become a legend. LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY explains exactly how that came to be.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409160274
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Wall's vision of Lemmy as a Rock'n'Roll stalwart who made no concessions is vivid to the last - GUARDIAN

'Lumme! Who is this lovely, likeable Lemmy?' - MAIL ON SUNDAY

LEMMY is as unflinching, forthright and full of wry humour as the man himself, and there's little praise greater than that. - CLASSIC ROCK

You may also be interested in...

Just Kids
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Agatha Christie
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Twat Files
Added to basket
£22.00
Hardback
Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing
Added to basket
Crying in H Mart
Added to basket
Diddly Squat: Pigs Might Fly
Added to basket
The Radfords
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Friendaholic
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Lyrics
Added to basket
£22.00   £17.99
Paperback
And Away...
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The World of Hercule Poirot
Added to basket
Madly, Deeply
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Karma
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Twat Files
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
T.V.
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Abroad in Japan
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback

“Wonderful book”

Plenty of great history, anecdotes and detail for the dedicated fan. The fascinating and unlikely success story of an icon.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 27

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: