This was part of an editorial spread for CREEM magazine. The subjects were to be in various 1950s type get-ups. I wanted Lemmy to be a motorcycle outlaw, but he surprisingly nixed that idea, saying that he had too many friends killed on motorcycles to be seen as advocating them. He came up with the idea of being a teddy boy/rockabilly type rocker, as he genuinely once was one. Lemmy suggested swiping a pose from a famous image of Eddie Cochran. He supplied the clothes and greased his hair back, I came up with a vintage guitar borrowed off a friend. It was shot at Anaheim's famous Doll Hut, a live music venue where Motorhead were doing a series of small shows, gearing up for a world tour of bigger venues. Lemmy was an interesting guy, sort of simultaneously a real gent and also a pain in the neck. He completely stood me up one day, and I passed the time watching "The Howard Stern Show" on cable with the other members of Motorhead. His management offered to pay me expenses to return, so I did, and he was on time, but not ready to go. He wanted to relax and get into the swing of things, which meant having some swigs off a bottle of Jack Daniels he had in a locked briefcase, along with a book on Nazi memorabia, which he collects. I asked why he had a bottle, when we were in a bar, after all. Lemmy said he had been dosed so many times in drinks that he did not trust any bottles but his own. I wanted to beat the traffic back to L.A.and was hoping to get the show on the road, but Lemmy kept dicking around. He wanted to play video poker, and taught me how to play and offered me swigs from the whiskey bottle. On the fanboy level, I thought, wow I am drinking and playing video poker with Lemmy! On the more practical level, I was thinking, OK,let's shoot already! Finally I got him decked out and on the stage. I had brought along a CD of Eddie Cochran to play for him to get into. Lemmy said that was great, but "You only get one song, that's it!" I asked, but what if I don't get the shot? Lemmy said, "Then you're a crap photographer, come on, one song is all you need!" So, I put on "Something Else", and we got this shot. I have crossed paths with Lemmy a few times since, mostly due to his friendship with the band Nashville Pussy, who I have done a lot of work with, and he is unfailingly friendly and polite. So, like I said, interesting guy.