Helix frontman Brian Vollmer shares story about Lemmy Kilmister doing anti-drug radio commercial
Vollmer advised: “I loved Lemmy. He was a kind, intelligent, and funny guy. What you saw was what you got. Story: We both were sent to do a radio interview while on tour. The DJ told us the station wanted us to do an anti-drug commercial once the interview was done. I thought to myself, “What the hell is Lemmy going to say? He does an inordinate amount of crystal meth every day and drinks a bottle of vodka.” Well, Lemmy didn’t miss a beat! He pulled the microphone up to him, and in his usual gravelly Lemmy voice growled, “Hey kids-don’t do drugs! All my friends who done drugs are either dead or they’re going to die, so don’t do drugs!””
In terms of what’s up next for Helix. Vollmer indicated: “More touring & writing. I’ve downsized from Planet Helix to a smaller house to give myself time to work on my films. I have tons of footage of the band from the last 40 years. I also want to do a series of films on what I teach- Bel Canto – the oldest method of singing in the world, invented by Leonardo Di Vinci.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Brian Vollmer at Highwire Daze‘s website.