WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorhead frontman Lemmy was not just one of the most bombastic musicians in rock and roll, he was one of the most quotable. When asked in a 2006 Associated Press interview what kept him going for so long, his response was, “Dumb luck.” He told the AP in 1996 Motorhead was the last great rock band. He said, “If your parents don’t hate it, there’s something wrong with it. It’s not rock and roll, right? Your parents have to be unsettled by it.” As for his own mother, Lemmy said, “I think she’s just relieved I have a steady job.” Lemmy said people were amazed he never lost his hearing, but his response was, “People think it’s extraordinary because all these bloody people who are doing tests somewhere on lab rats tell them it’s extraordinary.” When asked how he defines the word “old,” Lemmy responded, “When going out with a girl half your age is no longer illegal.” Lemmy died of an aggressive form of cancer Monday at the age of 70.
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