Gary Holt Recalls The Incident Convincing Him That ‘Lemmy Kilmister Is God’
During his latest appearance on Banger TV, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt told a story about his band members and the late Motörhead icon Lemmy Kilmister. The musician unveiled a conspiracy theory about Kilmister while talking about something unbelievable the guitarist would do.
As a guitar player who has become an important figure in the metal scene, Holt has named Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, and Angus Young, along with Venom, Motörhead, and Black Sabbath, as the artists that have significantly impacted his style. Holt showed his admiration and respect for Kilmister and Motörhead one more time during his recent conversation.
2021’s Psycho Las Vegas festival lineup, including Midnight, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Exhorder, and many more, collaborated for the project, ‘Löve Me Förever: A Tribute to Motörhead.’ The record was released on June 19, 2022, and Phil Anselmo, Holt, Nick Oliveri, Chuck Garric, and Dwid Hellion’s ‘Ace of Spades’ performance drew significant attention. In his interview, the Exodus guitarist recalled an amusing memory involving Kilmister.
Holt stated that before starting a European tour, they used to spend a week in London first to adjust to the time change and have crazy parties. During those weeks, they would often come across Kilmister. He would be hanging out in a bar, and the band members would spend some time with him. Later, they would say goodbye to the metal icon and go to the next bar. Despite staying behind at the previous bar, Lemmy Kilmister would somehow beat them to it and surprise the musicians at the next destination.
Even though the Exodus members were supposed to arrive at the next place before Kilmister since they had left earlier, the guitarist would be waiting for them at the bar. Gary Holt said that he always succeeded in being ahead of everyone, and the band members were convinced that there were at least three different Lemmy Kilmisters or that the Mötorhead icon is God.
Holt recalled his memories of Lemmy Kilmister saying:
“We used, back in the day, to squander more money on tours. When we did a European tour, we insisted that we had to spend a week in London first — to acclimate to the time change. It was us partying like f*cking animals for five to seven days. It was when Lemmy still lived in England and London.
We’d go out to a bar, and there’s Lemmy. We’d go up and hang out with him, do some drugs, and have some drinks. We’d tell him, ‘We’re gonna go to this other place.’ ‘All right. See you guys later.’ We’d get there, and he’s already sitting at the bar; I mean, he’s been there for an hour.
Then we went to another place, and he was there ahead of us, and we left him sitting at the bar. Ever since then, we’re convinced that there are at least three different Lemmys because he couldn’t possibly have done it. But, Lemmy is God.”
You can check out the interview and tribute album below.