In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lemmy of Motörhead revealed that one of his most frequent visitors during his recent recovery from a number of health issues — which included heart trouble, diabetes and surgery — was former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. He stated:
“He was at my house more than he’s ever been before, encouraging me. He’s a really fucking good guy.”
In the same interview, Lemmy, who is now 68 years old, said that he can foresee the day when Motörhead will spend less time touring and spend more time in the studio. He said that he will stay on the road “as long as he can,” and added, “You kind of owe it to the people that put you up here. You should deliver. But if I can’t deliver, I’m never going to be a figurehead up there and just play for money. I could never do that. I’ve seen people do it, and it’s just frightful. I’m old, you know. In two years I’m 70, which is ridiculous. How did that happen to me?”
Motörhead released their latest album Aftershock in October 2013.