This is Dash Jordan with breaking and shocking news. Motorhead frontman & bassist Ian Fraser Kilmister a.k.a. Lemmy Kilmister a.k.a. GOD has passed away due to complications from cancer, just four days after celebrating his 70th birthday.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Motorhead is one of, if not, the biggest name in Heavy Metal; with their fast-paced and hard-hitting style. it’s the presence of Lemmy that helped push the band to even greater heights. From his unforgettable look and lifestyle to his loud and unique-sounding bass, the man was an icon. Motorhead had probably more hit albums than you can count; such as, ‘Overkill’, ‘Ace Of Spades’, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Orgasmatron’, ‘March or Die’, just to name a few.
Aside from his music, Lemmy was also featured in numerous cameo roles in films like ‘Airheads’ and ‘The Toxic Avenger IV’, as well as video games like ‘Brutal Legend’. In fact, one of Motorhead’s biggest fans is none other than professional wrestler Triple H, who has used the band’s music as his entrance themes and has even had them perform live at Wrestlemania on numerous occasions.
As far as his lifestyle, Lemmy entire life was by far, the most memorable in the world of Rock & Roll. The seemingly endless amounts of whiskey, LSD, amphetamines, and sex. Numerous reports from multiple sources stating that Lemmy has slept with over hundreds to thousands of women through his entire life. There are men who are young, clean & sober who’d wish they had the sex life of this man. Not that I condone anyone having a life of alcohol, drugs and debauchery, but it truly is a testament to man’s life as he continued his illustrious career.
I could go on forever about Lemmy’s life and career, but what hasn’t already been said. It is official, 2015 is the worst year to be a fan of…anything. So many legends who have passed away this year; B.B. King, Christopher Lee, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Wes Craven, Gunner Hansen, just to name a few. However, the fact that Lemmy left such a mark on the Metal scene, has been through so much and in such a horrible fashion after his birthday is what makes this truly heart-breaking. Especially, since some of us thought he was recovering. With the passing of Lemmy and with Mikkey Dee & Phil Campbell being the only members left, it looks as if Motorhead will be forced to come to an end. For good reason, since no one could, should and would NEVER replace Lemmy Kilmister. But, that does not mean that their music will die, as millions of fans around the world(including myself) will still carry on the band’s spirit every time we play one of their albums or turn on a radio. Here’s to you, Lemmy! We love you, man.
Until next time, Gotta…Rock Out!
Written by Shane Moose
Motorhead’s Overkill(owned by Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, Phil Taylor, Eddie Clarke & Bronze Records/EMI)
Motorhead’s The Game(owned by Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Metal-Is, Sanctuary, Jim Johnston & WWE)
Motorhead’s Rock Out(owned by Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee & Steamhammer/SPV)