Motorhead rocker IAN 'LEMMY' KILMISTER has defended the talents of frequently criticised former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

The heavy metal veteran is a devoted fan of the Fab Four, and is still amazed at the achievements of the much loved English band.

Lemmy says, "Ringo's the most underrated drummer in the history of rock and roll.

"Have you heard what he's doing on TICKET TO RIDE? Who'd have thought of that in those days, man?

"It's like McCartney doing YESTERDAY in 1965 - that c**t was 20 years old!

"I was lucky when I was 20 if I could write my name in the dirt."

31/03/2005 17:39