Lemmy Kilmister Solo Album in the Works for Potential Late 2017 Release
Though iconic Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away in late 2015, the singer-bassist had been working on music that was intended to be released as a solo album. During a chat with the Steve Goldby Talks Metal show with TotalRock, Skew Siskin’s Jim Voxx revealed that he had worked with Lemmy on the project and is in the process of seeing it through for a late 2017 release.
“We are also in the very last stages of the Lemmy solo album,” explained Voxx. “I still don’t know when it will be released because this is in the hands of the Motörhead management and it took a while now but you know, Lemmy had so many things left. There are so many other recordings and they all had to sort out how to proceed and there is no real time rush to release this album so I can imagine it will be towards the end of this year.”
Voxx went on to add, “The songs are composed by Lemmy and when he started with me doing this, that was back in 2003, he didn’t have a real idea what would be on it so he came to me and asked me if I would work with him on this because I was able to provide him the studio time he needed because as you know, always during summer Motörhead was doing festivals here in Europe and he used Berlin as a springboard so he had the time in the summer to be here and work on further tracks. He also recorded some tracks in America with Dave Grohl or Reverend Horton Heat, and in London he was working with The Damned, and all these tracks came to me to Berlin, because I am the producer of the album, and we continued working on this.”
Explaining how the project came together, Voxx stated, “We started out with two Skew Siskin songs and whatever would be next, at that time he didn’t know, because he was just looking round, he wanted to take his time. It was the total opposite of working with Motörhead because he had to do it in his free time between the Motörhead work. But I gave him the possibility always to come here and work in the studio whenever he needed and step-by-step we got the songs together and we have ten songs, and we thought it would have been released a long time ago now but when Lemmy got ill, we stopped working on it, but the recordings were all done.”
In addition to the solo effort, Lemmy also reportedly played bass on one song that will be on Skew Siskin’s forthcoming album. Stay tuned for more info on the album, and to hear more of the interview, check out the Metal Talk On Demand page here.
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