From Blabbermouth: Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, former Hawkwind member and the longtime singer/bassist/wart-wielder of metal legend Motörhead, has pissed off some Germans by wearing a Nazi hat (see below) for a photo shoot for a German newspaper. Such displays of Nazi paraphernalia are illegal in Germany, and an official investigation has reportedly been launched into the situation. Lemmy offers this flame-fanning response: "I'll tell you something about history. 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 uniform is fucking brilliant! They were the rock stars of that time." Then he defends himself against claims of racism just a wee bit dubiously by adding, "Don't tell me I'm a Nazi 'cause I have uniforms. In 1967 I had my first black girlfriend and a lot of more ever since then."

In related news: Lemmy can do whatever the fuck he wants. Who's gonna stop him? You?

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