Lemmy Kilmister Blames Lawyers for Artist Rift


Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead


The Motorhead rocker insists the band's longterm artist Joe Petagno's lawyer destroyed their long working relationship.

Motorhead rocker Lemmy Kilmister blames lawyers for his falling out with the band's longterm artist Joe Petagno - insisting legal teams wrecked their partnership. Petagno began working with the British group in 1975, and went on to create their famous 'Snaggletooth' logo and design the majority of their album and sleeve covers for the next 30 years.

But the artist quit working with the "Ace of Spades" hitmakers in 2007 after demanding royalty payments for his work - and Lemmy insists Petagno's lawyer destroyed their long working relationship by encouraging the artist to pursue the claim. Lemmy tells Metal Hammer magazine, "Somebody got in his ear about how he should be getting royalties for stuff we bought outright."

"You could tell somebody was in his ear and poor old Joe tried to sue us and s**t, and he didn't have a leg to stand on because we'd bought (the artwork) off him lock, stock and barrel every time for a decent price and he never complained. Some lawyer came along and f**ked it for everybody! You don't get royalties for a picture! Rembrandt never got that!"

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