White Line Fever
Lemmy Kilmister (with Janiss Garza)
As an innovator and icon of musical integrity, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has worked long and hard for a place in rock history. Lemmy’s blazing fusion of punk rebellion, psychedelic heavy-metal energy and old-time rock ’n’ roll fervor has never garnered much mainstream success, but he’s earned his place as a cult hero and musician’s musician. In White Line Fever Lemmy tells his own tale, beginning with being born in 1945 in rural England and discovering rock ’n’ roll in the late-’50s to being a musician in the legendary space-rock band Hawkwind and finally founding the even more legendary Motorhead in 1977. Told in crusty vernacular packed full of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, White Line Fever offers some gems of road-tested wisdom and a few no-punches-pulled assessments of his fellow musicians. A quick, fun read; once you get started on the first line it might keep you up all night.