Motorhead’s Lemmy Under Investigation Over Nazi Hat Pic


July 11, 2008

Motorhead star Lemmy is at the center of a German scandal after posing for a national newspaper wearing a Nazi cap. The rocker, who collects Nazi memorabilia, wore the headgear as part of a spread to promote a recent festival appearance at the Wacken Rocks Seaside concert in Aurich.

But his choice of hat has now sparked an investigation aimed at deciding whether or not Lemmy committed a crime under German law, according to media reports in the country.

All anti-constitutional propaganda, particularly that related to the nation’s dark Nazi past, is illegal in Germany.

According to Aurich police spokesperson Sabine Kahmann, Lemmy wore a swastika on his cap but, “The decision (to prosecute) has to be made by the public prosecutor.”

In a recent interview about his obsession with Nazi regalia, Lemmy said, “From the beginning of time, the bad guys always had the best uniforms. Napoleon, the Confederates, the Nazis. They all had killer uniforms. I mean, the SS (Nazi) uniform is f—ing brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time.”

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