Rock singer Lemmy of Motörhead ‘killed by death’


This 2010 live music video is called Motörhead and Girlschool ~ Please Don’t Touch.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Motörhead star Lemmy dies after cancer news

Wednesday 30th December 2015

THE WORLD of heavy metal was plunged into mourning yesterday by the news of rock legend Lemmy’s death just days after his 70th birthday.

The Motörhead founder, real name Ian Kilmister, died at his Los Angeles flat on Monday, two days after being diagnosed with a highly aggressive cancer.

Born on Christmas Eve 1945, Lemmy once said he remembered when there was no such thing as rock and roll.

He played with the Rocking Vickers, Sam Gopal and Hawkwind — and briefly worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix — before forming Motörhead, the band that would make him famous, in 1975.

Though he was notorious for wearing a German Iron Cross medal and having a collection of nazi memorabilia, Lemmy held strongly anti-authoritarian views.

Last month he lamented the injustice of former bandmate Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor’s death while the likes of George W Bush lived on.

4 thoughts on “Rock singer Lemmy of Motörhead ‘killed by death’

  1. Amphetamine Music

    Tim Turnbull

    i.m. Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

    Grinding out in basement bedsits,
    terraced rows and queasy suburbs,
    all the grim days of the eighties,
    through neurotic endless nights:

    from jukebox bars and greasy nightclubs,
    rust-corrupted Leyland motors,
    tinny no-fi junkshop speakers,
    insidious and raw as will:

    music for machinists, welders,
    shop assistants, fabricators,
    the reckless, wild, or merely stupid,
    poor souls lost and lately found:

    accompaniment to vodka benders,
    kitchen table two-stroke rebuilds,
    carnal attic flat encounters,
    euphoric unexamined life.

    Tim Turnbull has two poetry collections with Donut Press and a collection of supernatural tales, ‘Silence and other stories’ due from Red Squirrel in February. Between 1979 and 1995 he played in various punk bands, all of which sank without trace or survivors.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-5d97-Tim-Turnbull-Amphetamine-Music,-im-Ian-Fraser-Lemmy-Kilmister#.VojtclLTcdU

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  2. A lovely piece. Motorhead have always been a big part of my life, having been the daughter of a Mod mother and a Rocker father, and Lemmy was really the first “shouty” singer that my young mind came to remember and love. Did you watch the live stream of his memorial service on Youtube last night? It was wonderful, and his son Paul brought a tear to my eye and laughter to my lips as he shared stories about his relationship with his enigmatic father.

    Rest in noise, Lemmy. Rest in noise with Wurzel and Phil.

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