What a way for Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead’s legendary frontman, to start the new year: making an an indelible impression on national TV, with the band’s new song from /Motörizer/, “Rock Out” as the soundtrack.
The national cable TV show, LA INK, one of The Learning Channel’s most talked about programs, will be featuring Lemmy getting his three current tattoos touched up by ink vixen, Kat Von D.
As noted on the TLC website:
LA INK- this Thursday, January 8, 2009 – 10:00 PM
This TV feature is a companion piece to the recent Lemmy/Motörhead article in the January, 2009 issue of INKED Magazine, their best-selling issue ever. In it, Lemmy discusses:
– the three tattoos: The Ace of Spades (left forearm), a Capricorn sign (left shoulder) and an Indian shield (right forearm).
– his first tattoo: In 1973 in Dayton, Ohio when he was in Hawkwind. It was a marijuana leaf, which he’s since had covered up because it looked like “a pizza with wings.” It’s now an Indian shield.
– the biggest tattoo disaster he’s seen: A friend of theirs was getting “Born to Lose” tattooed on her arm, and the guy was about to spell it with two o’s – “Born to Loose.” Lemmy saved her just in time.
– some wild Motörhead tattoos he’s seen: Says Lemmy, “A friend of ours in Germany has his entire back covered with the logo and he’s got us tattooed on the sides of his head and chest. He’s got our faces on the calves of his legs.” Now that’s a fan!
**side bar – many of the band’s fans have sent in pix of their very own beloved Motörhead tats. Check ’em out and send in yours: http://imotorhead.com/mh_for_life.cfm
The hard-livin’ Englishman goes on to talk about politics, strippers, UFOs, sex, gambling, ghosts, porn stars and being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Just the normal interview stuff. Oh, and a bit about the Lemmy movie that’s in the works.
TV, film and print. Lemmy…he’s just your typical all-around guy.