After more than four decades of playing ear-splitting metal with Motörhead and a recent series of health scares, what keeps frontman Lemmy Kilmister coming back for more? It's pretty simple, really.

"This is the best life in the world," he told Consequence of Sound during a recent interview, which you can listen to above. "You travel around the world, places you never would have got to in any other job, and you leave people happier than they were when you got there. That's all right. I'd say that's a pretty good job."

The group recently released its 22nd album, Bad Magic, which — like its predecessors — doesn't deviate from Motörhead's signature sound. Asked to contrast his band's unvarying approach to making music with the more adventurous aesthetic of a group like Radiohead, Lemmy merely shrugged, responding to the observation that all of Radiohead's records sound different by chuckling, "None of them are very good."

That doesn't mean change is out of the question for Motörhead. Asked whether the band might consider recording an acoustic album, he seemed open to the idea, musing, "We play fast and hard. A lot of the albums sound the same — they're not, but they sound generally [the same], so maybe that would be an idea. We were going to do an album of covers, too, but we got as far as 'Sympathy for the Devil' and then nicked it to put it on our album."

Plugged or unplugged, metal is where Lemmy's heart lies. "It's the best music in the world, I think," he argued. "It's brought more people together than any other kind of music, except for maybe a German marching band in the '30s." As for the future, he professed not to have given much thought to whatever lies beyond the band's next round of tour dates: "More shows in Europe in the new year. Past that, I'm not sure."

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