Motorhead Demand Apology From Band Over Drug-Use Comments
Motorhead have called comments by a Kentucky-based metal band about their drug use while on tour a "lie," and now they're demanding an apology.
Bassist Jon Lawhon, whose group Black Stone Cherry shared a bill with Motorhead more than six years ago, claimed the late Lemmy Kilmister and company regularly offered them cocaine while on the road. "The funniest thing from the whole tour was [that] all of them — not just Lemmy, [but] all of them — would offer us whiskey and coke every day," Lawhon told RockSverige. "Not whiskey and [Coca-Cola], but whiskey and cocaine."
Motorhead quickly fired back on Facebook, arguing that drummer "Mikkey [Dee] has never done drugs. The only coke Lemmy loved went in his Jack Daniel's. Sad to see people the band helped lie. An apology would be the decent thing."
UPDATE: Lawhon has since walked the quote back in a lengthy Facebook post of his own – specifically absolving Kilmister, Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell along the way.
"Let me make it crystal clear that we were never offered any substances by Lemmy, Mikkey, Phil or their stage crew," Lawhon said. "We were offered substances by now former employees of the band while on tour with them and I should have made that distinction in my interview. What was intended to be an off the cuff, light-hearted road story, I now see, regrettably hasn't come across that way. For that I am deeply sorry in a way that words can't properly convey."
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