Musicians Pay Tribute To Late MOTORHEAD Frontman Lemmy Kilmister
Last night, we learned the tragic news that legendary rock icon Lemmy Kilmister died just days after his 70th birthday from an "aggressive cancer."
The news spread like wildfire through the metal community and many have chimed in with touching tributes. Here is a roundup of the ones we found:
Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Very sad to hear of Lemmy's passing. We've lost a true, true legend. RIP pic.twitter.com/vVVckaeZXM
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP pic.twitter.com/WC1csn5F5x
— Metallica (@Metallica) December 29, 2015
It is a sad day. We have lost Lemmy, a legend of legends.
With the highest respect, Rest in Peace my friend.
— King Diamond (@RealKingDiamond) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. pic.twitter.com/zubPd2N0uM
— Philip H. Anselmo (@philiphanselmo) December 29, 2015
Farewell Lemmy. I love you brother.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 29, 2015
— Phil Soussan (@philsoussan) December 29, 2015
— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) December 29, 2015
Rest In Peace Lemmy. A hell of a man who suffered no fools. U shall be missed brother, and, THANK u 4 the years of unwavering kick ass R&R.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) December 29, 2015
What a life!! One that most can only dream of. He did it his way! #RipLemmy
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) December 29, 2015
The world lost a true rock god. R.I.P. Lemmy.
— Megaforce Records (@megaforce) December 29, 2015
Damn just heard Lemmy passed away. Swig of beer to one bad ass original rocker. Motörhead one of the all time influential bands.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) December 29, 2015
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) December 29, 2015
"You win some, you lose some, It’s all the same to me…..” RIP Lemmy. MOTORHEAD
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 29, 2015
My friend died today. We'll all miss you. Your name was Lemmy, and you played Rock n Roll. Rest in Peace, my man.#RIPLemmy
— No Rest, Wicked, Etc (@CoreyTaylorRock) December 29, 2015
Lemmy RIP….@myMotorhead my condolences to his family..
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) December 29, 2015
The terms "icon", "celebrity" or "star" are thrown around a lot, but Lemmy was a true "Legend" to the end of his days #whatisdeadmayneverdie
— Fallujah (@Fallujahbayarea) December 29, 2015
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) December 29, 2015
GOD BLESS LEMMY – 1945 – 2O15 tBLSt SDMF tLKt pic.twitter.com/UNRAsIrbYP
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) December 29, 2015
One life, lived your way, from the beginning, till the end
See you down the road my friend…
Thank you for the gift of your sound
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 29, 2015
We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Motorhead's Lemmy, a true metal god. Lemmy will be louder… https://t.co/X8jYgylozD
— Accept (@accepttheband) December 29, 2015
Lemmy was a true rock icon, singular in voice and spirit. Metal flags fly at half mast tonight as we salute the incomparable Ace Of Spades.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. One of the last true inspirations.
— Vallenfyre (@Vallenfyre) December 29, 2015
Lemmy: Rest In Peace, my friend. pic.twitter.com/2M6VPiBGyE
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 29, 2015
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of fellow Bass man Lemmy ..of Motorhead and Hawkwind before that
— Rush (@rushtheband) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy….it was an honour sharing stages with you. Wherever you are now, keep on rocking mate
— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) December 29, 2015
LEMMY!!! We love you RIP!!!
— DARKEST HOUR (@darkesthourrock) December 29, 2015
Sad News today. A true legend and a great man has left the physical planet today. Until we meet again on the other side. RIP Lemmy
— Chuck Billy (@chuckfcknbilly) December 29, 2015
— Richard Christy (@cwotd) December 29, 2015
RIP my friend. A true legend and inspiration. pic.twitter.com/UJdXRpzTlY
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) December 29, 2015
— Monte Pittman (@montepittman) December 29, 2015
— Alissa White-Gluz (@AWhiteGluz) December 29, 2015
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) December 29, 2015
Wow just heard, Lemmy was a friend and legend. #RipLemmy
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. I'll never forget what you said to us on our 1st tour. What an honor it was to spend time with you.
— Morgan Rose (@morgan7d) December 29, 2015
— Cancer Bats (@cancerbats) December 29, 2015
The world's true lord and savior, Lemmy Kilmister has passed away today. Rock and metal are dead. https://t.co/uQm4lpg4yZ
— GWAR (@GWARofficial) December 29, 2015
RIP my dear Staffordshire friend Lemmy… A beautiful Soul~ I tried many times to keep up with him at the bar or after hours~back in 80's😷
— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) December 29, 2015
Gonna miss ya Lemmy pic.twitter.com/smFyG9HpOU
— PHIL SGROSSO (@philsgrosso) December 29, 2015
The bass I played at Download 2005, signed the following day by Lemmy himself. pic.twitter.com/YGizyx8SNd
— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) December 29, 2015
RIP Lemmy. Your music has meant so much to us our whole lives. Thank you sir for everything!
— Sick Of It All (@SOIANYC) December 29, 2015
— Alissa White-Gluz (@AWhiteGluz) December 29, 2015
Thank you for letting us marinate in the atmosphere of your radness Lemmy. Your legacy is a great one. #RIPLemmy
— Nicholas Hipa (@yesTHEnickhipa) December 29, 2015
Lemmy died. I am crushed. Such a blessing to share part of my life with him. A true legend. May he rest in peace.💔
— Cristina Scabbia (@MissScabbia) December 29, 2015
RIP LEMMY I LOVE YOU BUBBA
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 29, 2015
Oh my god, Lemmy. What a hell of a ride you had. Nobody came close being the Rock God THAT YOU ARE. Shedding tears of metal for you Bud.
— Butch Walker (@butchwalker) December 29, 2015
RIP "LEMMY" TOTAL LEGEND and one very nice person ! #Motörhead you will be missed .
— Dez Fafara (@evilriver) December 29, 2015
1st time I played with Motörhead, Lemmy watched from side of the stage, turned to our tech & said "You call this music" RIP #YouWillBeMissed
— Billy Biohazard (@billybiohazard) December 29, 2015
RIP to the one and only Lemmy. It goes without saying but there will never be another like him. A true rock and roll legend.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) December 29, 2015
— Fred Durst (@freddurst) December 29, 2015
RIP Master Lemmy. pic.twitter.com/XhABuWMrDk
— Krisiun (@Krisiun) December 29, 2015
— Toxic Holocaust (@ToxicHolocaust) December 29, 2015
While it’s crazy to say I’m shocked, but well… I’m fucking shocked. Knew dude was having health problems, but he’s also one of those people who you think would last forever. Don’t really have any Lemmy stories of note, don’t think I ever even got a picture with the dude, we shared a few festivals stages but never really hung out. My Motorhead memories go back to my first few van tour tours driving around the U.S. blasting the Motorhead Best Of “No Remorse”, where we likely would have missed multiple shows if it wasn’t for that album making us drive faster down the highway. "Ace Of Spades" gets all the love, and rightly so, it is one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time… those lyrics… man, so fucking GOOD!! But “Love Me Like A Reptile” was always my jam, so raunchy, the innuendo, and what a hook!! He wasn’t the nicest guy you'd ever met, and frankly, it was exactly how I wanted him to be the few times I met him. Dave has a great story about the first time he saw Motorhead, an audience ember yelled out "Play Overkill” Lemmy: “We already did” Audience member: “play it again” Lemmy: “Don’t be a cunt”. Fucking love that story! And the dude had style, he had taste, he was a bad ass, he was just fucking COOL. R.I.P Lemmy #borntoloselivetowin #lemmy