Sure, Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister has collaborated with a long list of rock stars, from Dave Grohl to Billy Gibbons. But, ask Mr. Kilmister, and he’ll tell you there are still a slew of peeps with whom he’s itching to lay down tracks.
“Janet Jackson,” Kilmister told SF Weekly, laughing, when asked whom he’d like to work with down the road. “I don’t know. There are a lot of people out there who are great players. It’s just whether the spark arrives. Whether somebody wants to do it and I’ve got some free time…”
Kilmister then dropped a bombshell: He’s working on a solo album! The set, thus far, totes tracks with Grohl, Reverend Horton Heat and others.
“I’m three quarters of the way though a solo album right now,” he said. “I’ve got two tracks with the Damned, two tracks with [German hard-rock band] Skew Siskin, one with Joan Jett, one with Grohl and two with the Reverend Horton Heat. So I’ve got quite a mixed bag on there. I’m trying to get one with Skin from Skunk Anansie.”
Kilmister and Motörhead are currently out on the Gigantour, trekking the country alongside fellow heavy music-makers Megadeth, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. The guys also recently released a new CD/DVD set, The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further than Everyplace Else, showcasing their loud and fast style of heavy metal, and Kilmister explained how the release came together: “We just recorded a bundle of concerts and picked out the best bits, you know? The Manchester one was recorded last year and was going to be an album in its own right. And then we got Chile as well, and it was just really so good we had to put that in. It just all came together in bits and bobs, so we ended up with the three-disc package.”