Jimi Hendrix

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Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: "If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn't to me. "When you first start dating someone, it's all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop." Brilliant.

Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: “If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn’t to me. “When you first start dating someone, it’s all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop.” Brilliant.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to Lose, Lived to Win

Baddest Mother…… of Rock ‘n’ Roll

This is for Nige Baby…

Lemmy was a true hell-raiser and his tales of half a century of hard partying often left interviewers lost for words. Even in his older years he’d hang out in The Rainbow Bar on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with a glass of bourbon in one hand and a Marlboro red in the other, wearing his famous cowboy hat and the Iron Cross around his neck. And he sure lived life to the full. So much so, fans were beginning to think he was actually immortal.

He previously admitted he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel’s every day from the age of 30, he took speed for THREE decades, had run ins with the police and was rumoured to have bedded 2,000 women.

Lemmy made the shocking admission about his whisky addiction in the documentary Live Fast Die Old and fans were stunned when he revealed he’d cleaned up his act in 2013 after a health scare.

But he didn’t give up on his unhealthy lifestyle altogether, instead, he cut down on cigarettes and swapped from Jack Daniel’s and coke to vodka and orange – reportedly to help with his diabetes. Although, during an interview his assistant wondered whether swapping from one 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar to another 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar was really going to help.

“I like orange juice better,” Lemmy said. “So, Coca-Cola can f off.”

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IMAGE: PETRA NIEMEIER - K & K/REDFERNS / GETTY IMAGES

IMAGE: PETRA NIEMEIER – K & K/REDFERNS / GETTY IMAGES

Hanging out with Hendrix

Jimi Cooking Up A Storm

 34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, is a part of music history. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr leased the ground-floor and basement apartment in the mid-1960s, and Paul McCartney created several Beatles demos there in 1965, including “I’m Looking Through You” from the album Revolver.

Hendrix also lived in the apartment, subletting it from Ringo beginning in December 1966. He lived with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, and also with his manager, Chas Chandler, and his girlfriend, Lotta Null. The monthly rent was £30.

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Copyright : Doors

Copyright : Doors

When someone who has found fame dies young, it creates a mystique of legendary proportions.  Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse all belong to a rather exclusive group of musicians and singers who died at 27.

When they died, their fans, deep in mourning, wondered what they would have done next.

The term “27 Club” was first used in Rolling Stone magazine after the death of Jim Morrison in 1971 after Jones, Hendrix and Joplin had all died within a span of a little over the two previous years.   Read more »

Killing a Hendrix classic, or a respectful cross-cultural tribute? [POLL]

What do these guys have in common?

What do:

Brian Jones – Rolling Stones drummer

Jimi Hendrix – rock legend

Janis Joplin

Jim Morrison – Doors frontman

Kurt Cobain – lead singer Nirvana

Amy Winehouse

have in common with

The Labour party and Phil Goff [Phil Goff has been in parliament for 27 years and Labour are at 27% in the polls]

Kris Fa'afoi – Memories of Woodstock and McDonalds

Kris Fa’afoi has a truth problem. He can’t tell the truth.

Some of his fondest memories include going to the opening of New Zealand’s first McDonalds, which he proudly boasts was in Porirua.

“It was like a family playground for me at that time,” he says.

This is after his appearance on Q+A and after his comment was shown to be demonstrably false. This isn’t mis-speaking, this is lying.

Remember readers that Kris Fa’afoi wasn’t even a kid in Porirua, he is from Christchurch, so the he may be telling the truth when he says that McDonalds was like a family playground, he just meant in Christchurch. The statement also has alarming similarities to a recent case in Auckland, where McDonalds was treated as a family playground.

While we are the issue of truthful-ness, remember this headline by Vernon Small at the Dompost?

National’s candidate doesn’t live in Mana

Well neither does Labour’s. As of the last printed electoral roll Kris Fa’afoi is listed as living in Rongotai electorate, in Lonsdale Crescent. The printed roll was last issued as at 20 august. And as at 20 October he is not still not on the Mana electoral roll.

One wonders when Vernon Small will run a similar headline about Labour’s candidate, or are all those latte’s supped at Copperfields with Kris now paying off.

Meanwhile another historic photo of Kris Fa’afoi has just surfaced.

Kris Fa'afoi, Jimi Hendrix, at Woodstock

Kris Fa'afoi, Jimi Hendrix, at Woodstock