Published Nov 25, 2009At some point, every rocker has dreamt of what it would be like to live in the shoes of Motörhead's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, even if only for a few moments. It seems as if one fan has taken that dream a little too far.
On November 23, we reported how Kilmister was found asleep in a Glasgow doorway and mistaken for a homeless man.
In the tale, as reported by Digital Spy, a radio station listener called in to relay his chance encounter with the rocker.
"I came to work and there was a gentleman by my basic entry door to work," the listener told the station. "I said to him, 'You're cold and wet, would you like a cup of coffee?' I brought him down a cup of coffee. He said, 'Thank you very much' and introduced himself as Lemmy. He drank his coffee and we had a little bit of conversation about this, that and the next thing and gave me a pack of cigars. I would imagine he was just sheltering from the rain. I think there was something going on at the hotel that he didn't want to get involved in."
However, it seems as if the man wasn't actually our beloved 65-year-old rock god. In an email, Motörhead's publicist has informed Exclaim! it was nothing but a fan impersonating him. Wow, the joke's on us, or maybe not since the story did receive global attention, meaning the incident in question wasn't perceived as being that far-fetched for Kilmister.