In a brand new interview with RollingStone.com, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister spoke about Barack Obama’s performance as the 44th president of the United States, the first African-American to win the office. “I would have said America wasn’t ready for [a black president],” Lemmy said. “And I don’t think they were, because they’re trying to drag him down now. I mean, the poor fucker’s only just gotten rid of all that George Bush shit that he left, or is trying to. And he’s being stonewalled by the fucking Congress all the time. I don’t know how he’s gotten anything done. They should be glad. I mean the alternative is Mitt Romney. Please, please don’t vote for Mitt Romney. Fuck him. Repeal abortion law is the first thing he’ll do. Fucking monster.”
Lemmy is British-born, but moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, with MOTÖRHEAD already approaching its tenth anniversary.
“Home is in here [tapping his temple],” Lemmy said in a 2005 interview. “Where you live is just a geographical preference. I like it [in Los Angeles] because the sun shines a lot and you don’t get the cynical fucking English bitching about everything. I find the Americans quite refreshing. Everybody sneers at the ‘Have a nice day’ thing, but it’s a lot nicer than having your change thrown at you. [I have been disappointed in England] since about 1964. It’s never recognized any of its own talent, it’s never done anything to promote anything but the status quo. It’ll always be stuck with rotten politicians. England had a history once, but now it’s got nothing.”