As I'm sure everybody has already heard our world suffered a huge loss yesterday when Lemmy passed away. He is simply irreplaceable. I saw Motorhead many times over the years, and also was lucky enough to see him guest with Hawkwind a few of times as well, not to mention meeting him off stage at the Marquee, or after waiting at the backstage door at a show. The last time I think was backstage at one of the Alice/Motorhead shows some years back. The man was never less then friendly and polite, happy to chat to fans and hang out, sign stuff etc. A true legend who will be sorely missed.
(Photo by Kyler Clark)
Alice posted the following message:
"Lemmy was truly a one-of-a-kind in rock 'n' roll. He was innovative, true to his art and continually relevant even though he never cared about being relevant. He was always creating and redefining hard rock and the role of bass within it. Off stage 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. My condolences to his family, his band mates and rock fans everywhere. This loss is great."
Chuck Garric, well known as a HUGE fan, also posted: "RIP Lemmy Kilmister, today is a very sad day for us rock'n'roll people, keep on rockin', you will be missed!." and "Such an honor to tour with you. What a privilege to know you. RIP my friend!"