SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR Frontman COREY TAYLOR Pays Tribute To Late MOTÖRHEAD Frontman LEMMY KILMISTER - “Rest Hard And Loud My Friend”

December 30, 2015, 6 years ago

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SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR Frontman COREY TAYLOR Pays Tribute To Late MOTÖRHEAD Frontman LEMMY KILMISTER - “Rest Hard And Loud My Friend”

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has issued a tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away on December 28th at the age of 70 following a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. An excerpt from Taylor’s tribute, posted at The Guardian, follows:

“The first time I ever saw Motörhead was on my favourite TV show at the time, The Young Ones. Mike (Christopher Ryan) pointed at the screen and belted: “Music!” Suddenly, that now familiar bass riff to “Ace Of Spades” was punching me in the face, and I realized I was listening to one of my favourite songs for the first time.

“The guitars were smuggling razor blades, the drums were pummelling and through it all… there was Lemmy Kilmister, playing bass and straining his neck to sing into the mic that always seemed a little too high, until you realized it was just right. I sat transfixed, unable to describe what I was seeing or hearing, and unable to understand why I loved it instantly. But it didn’t matter if I didn’t understand. I just knew it kicked ass.”

Read more at The Guardian.

Lemmy was given "two to six months to live" when he found out he had terminal cancer on December 26th.

Motörhead manager Todd Singerman revealed to Sky News that Lemmy went to the hospital two days after his birthday bash at LA’s Whisky A Go Go on December 13th because he wasn’t feeling well. Tests were done, and doctors discovered he had terminal cancer which had spread to his brain.

Singerman told Sky News, "Nobody had any idea, we just learned Saturday, two days ago, that he even had cancer and the doctor told him he had between two to six months to live. He goes today as I was making calls to Phil and Mikkey telling them to come on out so they could have a last goodbye while he was still upbeat and everything. He was feeling mighty low... He wasn't expected to die like that.

"He gets home (from tour), we have a big birthday party for him at the Whisky A Go Go. His friends came down and played. Two days later I could tell he wasn't feeling good so we took him to the hospital, they release him, then after the brain scan they found the cancer in his brain and his neck... The doctor comes with the result a couple of days later and says... it's terminal."

Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee told Sweden’s Expressen: ”Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many. 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.”

Read more at Expressen.


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