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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: Celebrate A Life Lived Loud And Fast

Watch Dave Grohl And CO. Smash ‘Ace Of Spades’

It is just weeks since we lost rock legend Lemmy Kilmister to cancer.  The Motorhead frontman was one of the most charismatic men in rock and “Ace Of Spades” is probably the song that defines Lemmy’s energy and attitude for many fans.

Of course whilst Lemmy may be gone his music lives on.  Whilst Lemmy’s contemporaries and those he has influenced are alive Lemmy will remain alive through his music output.

Lemmy and Motorhead have influenced numerous bands through the years and last night saw the gathering of a rock supergroup who paid tribute to Lemmy by performing “Ace Of Spades.”

According to Rolling Stone Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was a surprise guest at Friday night’s Dimebash, the annual celebration of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and at the Los Angeles gig.

NME report that Grohl was joined by Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo as they joined together onstage to pay tribute to another late metal legend: Lemmy Kilmister.

Rest In Peace Lemmy.  We salute you.

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: Celebrate A Life Lived Loud And Fast

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: Celebrate A Life Lived Loud And Fast

Motorhead front-man Lemmy Kilmister passed on December 28 just days after celebrating his 70th birthday. Rumors that Lemmy has been ill had been circulating for some time. After spending the best part of 40-years downing a bottle of Jack Daniels a day Lemmy passed just two days after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Kilmister lived life hard, fast and loud. Lemmy was famed for his tendency to excess and as well as his fondness for Jack Daniels Whiskey Kilminster claimed that he was a big fan of amphetamines.

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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dead At 70

Rumors that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has been ill have been circulating for some time.  After spending the best part of 40-years downing a bottle of Jack Daniels a day the legendary Motorhead front-man  passed just two days after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

Lemmy lived life hard and was famed for his tendency to excess.  Lemmy was a fan of Amphetamines and once said that:

“I first got into speed because it was a utilitarian drug and kept you awake when you needed to be awake, when otherwise you’d just be flat out on your back. If you drive to Glasgow for nine hours in the back of a sweaty truck you don’t really feel like going onstage feeling all bright and breezy… It’s the only drug I’ve found that I can get on with, and I’ve tried them all – except smack [heroin] and morphine: I’ve never “fixed” anything.”

Lemmy is also quoted as having said that he didn’t remember the 1970’s when Motorhead were in their hey-day.  According to the BBC Lemmy learned he had a virulent form of cancer just two days after his 70th birthday and died just two days later.

An announcement on Motorhead’s Facebook page announced Lemmy’s death saying:

“There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.”

“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.”

“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.
Have a drink or few.”

Despite being a long-time fan of Motorhead I never had the opportunity to see them play live until Glastonbury festival this year when Motorhead’s set was the only Pyramid Stage set I watched in full.  As a result I have had this ear worm in my mind all day.

According to the Guardian Motörhead’s loud, fast style was a pioneering force in heavy metal. Lemmy’s vocal growl and aggressive bass playing has been emulated by countless other bands, but the singer joked that he largely learned on the job, telling Spin in 2012 that “the volume’s loud so nobody really notices that much”.

Motorhead were due to play Download Festival as well as touring in the UK and Europe in 2016.  With Lemmy’s death the only remaining founder of the band has passed and it seems that with Lemmy’s passing we have also seen the end of Motorhead.

According to Consequence of Sound  drummer Mickey Dee confirmed Lemmy’s death marked the end of Motörhead.

“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

Rest in Peace Lemmy Kilmister, you will be missed by everyone who ever listened to a Motorhead tune.


Motorhead at Glastonbury

As much as I enjoyed Glastonbury this year I was not terribly thrilled with the lineup on the main stages.  I was however delighted to have been able to see the mighty Motorhead.  The veteran rockers played a superb set on the pyramid stage.

Motorhead was a band I thought that I may never get the chance to see after Lemmy’s recent illness.  It was great to see him back to health and rocking it out at Glastonbury.