Hell-raising bassist and Motorhead front man, Lemmy, is today cock-a-hoop after being credited with a new world record for the longest bass solo ever.
The marathon slapathon started on Monday during a gig in Dortmund as the band was about to finish the show with the iconic Ace of Spades. But then fellow band members and fans got an unexpected surprise as guitarist Phil Campbell takes up the story.
"We were just finishing Ace when suddenly Lemmy started gives us all a look and then begins to improvise a bit around the big last chord. We stuck with him for half and hour or so but in the end we couldn't hack it. It had been a long show and we were bloody knackered, so we just finished the gig and left Lem to it. In the end the roadies started to break down the gear and lights, and the audience all got fed up and left but Lemmy kept at it. He's a real trooper."
It has since been confirmed that the larger than life 4 stringed maestro finally fell silent at around 1.30 pm on the following afternoon.
Speaking today from his 14 bedroomed Mock Tudor mansion in Rugely, Lemmy said, "I was sorta in the zone and when I finished I was surprised that 14 hours had actually passed. I was just getting into it when my amp blew up so that's why I had to knock it on the head so quickly. But the geezer from Guinness has confirmed that it's a new world record so that's brilliant."
Lemmy's record of 14 hours, 20 minutes and 12 seconds beats that of the previous holder, Mark King, from pop-funksters Level 42 by more than a full minute.