As if we needed another reason to miss Lemmy Kilmister.

The legendary frontman came up during a recent interview Alice Cooper had with Kerrang! where he said, “If he were alive, Lemmy would certainly be a Vampire. He’d probably be our bass player! All of us knew Lemmy, on different levels, because he played with us so many times – everyone in the band had done tours with Lemmy. He was sort of a journeyman.”

Cooper continued by recalling a very Lemmy story. “I quit drinking 37 years ago, but he came to me once and said, ‘Alice. I quit drinking’,” said Cooper. “And he had a drink in his hand! I was sitting there going, ‘That’s great – and that must be Coca-Cola?’ He said, ‘No, there’s a little whiskey in there.’ His idea of not drinking was not drinking a bottle of whiskey each night. Maybe just five or six drinks.”

While that’s a great Lemmy story, it still doesn’t hold a candle to how he said he switched from whiskey to vodka for health reasons. Seriously, Lemmy is just so incredibly missed.


7 Cocktails/Liquor Brands Associated with Rock Stars

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

Sign me up for the 101 WRIF Cybercrew email newsletter!

Join the 101 WRIF Cybercrew to get everything that rocks sent right to your inbox from The Riff! You’ll get updates on concerts and your favorite bands, along with exclusive chances to win. Plus news and stories from all around metro Detroit!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.