Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead Remembered. R.I.P.
Last week, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead died after a two month aggressive cancer diagnosis. Lemmy and his band were a major influence on many current metal bands including Metallica and Slash of Guns n Roses.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica spoke at length with Rolling Stone magazine about Lemmy’s lifelong influence on him and his band, The full article can be read here. Ulrich said, “Lemmy is probably one of the absolute primary reasons that I wanted to be in a band. It’s that simple. I got introduced to Motörhead’s music in 1979, when Overkill came out. I was in a record store and the double bass intro to “Overkill” started, and I never heard anything like that in my life. The subsequent ride that this music took me on was to a place I had never been. It was really exciting and really invigorating. It felt fresh and different”
Alice Cooper said on his Facebook account, “He was innovative, true to his art and continually relevant even though he never cared about being relevant,” Cooper wrote. “He was always creating and redefining hard rock and the role of bass within it. Offstage, he was a gem. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t adore Lemmy. He was such an original character in rock, and I will truly miss seeing him out on the road.”
Slash of Guns N Roses who will soon be seen at Coachella, wrote on his Instagram, I’m going to miss this guy more than words can express; Rock n Roll personified & the embodiment of everything it stands for & a truly good friend. RIP Lemmy.” They had worked together on Slash’s 2010 album for a track titled, “Doctor Alibi.”
See a special “Ace of Spades” tribute to Lemmy from Slash below:
Lemmy might be gone, but certainly will never be forgotten. R.I.P. man.