White Line Fever: The Autobiography

White Line Fever: The Autobiography

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by Lemmy Kilmister, Janiss Garza
     
 

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Medically Speaking, Lemmy Should Be Dead.

After years of notorious excess, his blood would kill another human being. This is the story of the heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business.

Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and

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Medically Speaking, Lemmy Should Be Dead.

After years of notorious excess, his blood would kill another human being. This is the story of the heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business.

Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on. And he never looked back.

Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, backstage touring with Jimi Hendrix, as a member of Opal Butterflies and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Motörhead.

During their twenty-seven-year history, Motorhead has released twenty-one albums, been nominated for a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as "Ace of Spades," "Bomber," and "Overkill." Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Motorhead lineup has seen many changes, but Lemmy has always been firmly at the helm.

White Line Fever, a headbanging tour of the excesses of a man being true to his music and his pleasures, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but always highly entertaining ride with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

Lemmy Kilmister was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Wales. Having been a member of the Rocking Vicars, Opal Butterflies, and Hawkwind, Lemmy formed his own band, Motorhead. The band recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in the business. Lemmy currently lives in Los Angeles, just a short walk away from the Rainbow, the oldest rock'n'roll bar in Hollywood.

Since 1987, Janiss Garza has been writing about very loud rock and alternative music. From 1989 to 1996, she was senior editor at RIP, at the time the world's premier hard music magazine. She has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806525907
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
32,937
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.87(d)

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White Line Fever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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How much longer do we have to wait for this book to become available? It's out in England, and it's publishd by a major publisher, so why can't we get it?
Guest More than 1 year ago
MOTORHEAD ROCKS!!!,A BAND THAT HAS STOOD TRUE TO THEIR ELEMENT DESPITE AN INDUSTRY RUN BY PEOPLE THAT DONT EVEN LIKE ROCK AND ROLL,Lemmy is a dynamic individual that tells it as it is,MOTORHEAD has rocked the world for 27 years now outliving most bands that were initially influenced by them,any fan out there can tell you we've been waiting more than patiently to hear Lemmy's side of the legacy, a book that should have been out at least two years ago,because the suits just dont get it.any fans that are looking here to get your copy of White line fever should state your disappointment,the book should be here waiting for us to place our order,I just hope that someone realizes that rock fans do read, Lemmy is a personality that rock fans are interested in and we want this book!,
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have for true Motorhead fans, not those who have jumbed on the rock bandwagon. A necessity for those who have followed Motorhead from the beginning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have not read this book yet, but you could tell it's going to be a good one. lemmy is a great musician, so i think that his first book will be good. this is a good step for him because he's seen and been in more stuff than anyone i've heard of. i will definitely be on the lookout for this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that lemmy is a great musician so his book will be even better. i think this is a good move for him. i will definetely look out for this book.