Here’s a little bit of information I did not know before I wrote this post… did you know that Lemmy made more money having written the song “Mama, I’m Coming Home” for Ozzy than he did with the entire Motorhead catalogue?! I had no idea. RIP, Lemmy.
AH! Crap crap crap. I’m sorry to Lemmy’s family and friends and fans across the world. Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead has lost his fight with cancer.
From The Guardian:
Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, founding member and singer in the British heavy metal band MotÃ¶rhead, has died at the age of 70 shortly after learning he had been diagnosed with cancer.
The band announced on their Facebook page that Lemmy learned of the disease on 26 December, and was at home when he died.
Lemmy, born Ian Fraser Kilmister, formed MotÃ¶rhead in 1975 and was its only constant member, as singer and bassist. The band released 23 studio albums and are best known for their 1980 single Ace of Spades.
The band requested fans “play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
“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 learned of the disease on 26 December, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s 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 MotÃ¶rhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few.
“Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.
“HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.”
The band signed off: “Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
“Born to lose, lived to win.”
GAH! Admittedly I am a jam band fan, but I try to keep my musical selection quite diverse and multi-palatable.
So, for Lemmy, here’s one of my favorite Motorhead gems. I love this fucking song, crank it up loud for Lemmy.