Gary Holt, guitarist for Exodus, shared a story about his band members and the late Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister during his most recent appearance on Banger TV. The musician revealed a conspiracy theory regarding guitarist Kilmister while describing something unbelievable he would do. As a guitarist who has risen to prominence in the metal scene, Holt cites Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, and Angus Young, as well as Venom, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath, as the musicians who have had the greatest influence on his style. During his recent conversation, Holt once again revealed his admiration and regard for Kilmister and Motorhead.
The 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival lineup, which included Midnight, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Exhorder, and many others, collaborated on the ‘Love Me Forever: A Tribute to Motorhead’ project. The record was released on June 19, 2022, and the performance of ‘Ace of Spades’ by Phil Anselmo, Holt, Nick Oliveri, Chuck Garric, and Dwid Hellion garnered considerable attention. In an interview, the guitarist for Exodus recalled a humorous memory involving Kilmister.
Holt stated that prior to embarking on a European tour, they would spend a week in London adjusting to the time change and attending wild parties. During those weeks, they frequently encountered Kilmister. The band members would spend time with him while he was hanging out in a bar. Eventually, they would leave the metal icon and proceed to the next bar. Despite staying behind at the previous bar, Lemmy Kilmister would beat them to the next destination and surprise the musicians. Even though the Exodus members were expected to arrive at the next location before Kilmister due to their earlier departure, the guitarist would be waiting at the bar for them. Gary Holt claimed that he was always ahead of everyone, and the band members were convinced that there were at least three Lemmy Kilmisters or that the Motorhead icon is God.
Holt reflected on his recollections of Lemmy Kilmister by stating: “In the past, we used to waste more money on tours. When we went on a European tour, we insisted on spending a week in London to adjust to the time difference. For between five and seven days, we partied like f*cking animals. When Lemmy was still residing in England and London. We would go to a bar, and Lemmy would be there. We would hang out with him, do drugs, and consume alcoholic beverages. We would tell him, “We’re going to this other location.” “Alright. ” See you later, guys. We’d arrive, and he’d already be seated at the bar; he’d been there for at least an hour. Then we went to another location, where he was already present, and we left him at the bar. Since then, we have been convinced that there are at least three different Lemmys, as he could not have committed the crime. However, Lemmy is God.” The interview and tribute album can be found below.
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