The year he died, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister gave an interview with AC/DC Beyond The Thunder podcast. Now the 2015 chat has been released in which the then 69-year-old revealed what it was like to support Bon Scott. The original AC/DC singer died in 1980 at the age of just 33 and he truly lived fast before dying young according to Lemmy.
The Motörhead legend said of how he first saw AC/DC before they were famous at a London pub called The Nashville.
The West Kensington watering hole is now called Three Kings and Lemmy saw the Sex Pistols there too; saying he could tell both bands would go on to be huge.
His main memory of early AC/DC was of Bon Scott prancing around with Angus Young on his shoulders.
Asked about meeting the late singer, Lemmy said: “Yeah once or twice.”
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Lemmy said Bon Scott was “knackered all the time”
He continued: “Never really had a decent conversation with the man.
“I remember we did about three shows with them once, supporting them.
“That was in the very early days of Motörhead.
“He just looked knackered all the time, because he gave everything in the stage show.”
Lemmy in 1982
Lemmy recounted taking a girlfriend backstage at an AC/DC concert to impress her.
The bassist said: “I remember seeing [Bon Scott] come off stage in between songs and fall down.
“And then get up and get pushed back on. He’d really give it all.
“It’s good, it’s the way you should do it, it’s a work out.”
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Comparing AC/DC to Motörhead, Lemmy feels both bands influenced heavy metal but wrongly get called metal bands.
The 69-year-old said: “AC/DC are a rock and roll band; they’re like us.
“We don’t play metal. AC/DC don’t play metal.
“We’re like birds of a feather.”
Last month a Lemmy biopic movie was announced by the director of the 2010 documentary film on the rock legend.
Greg Olliver told Deadline: “Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them.
“Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true.
“But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy.
“We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motörhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”