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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 08:57 #704759

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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 09:00 #704760

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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 09:42 #704767

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Absolutely shocked and gutted :(
One of the saddest days of my life (and I've had a few) and will mourn him like family.
RIP LEMMY
Rock in peace.

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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 13:37 #704805

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swest wrote: :huh:

We can tell your music list's Steve. :laugh: Not Metal!
No offense! This is one of the best heavy metal jams ever "The Ace of Spades"
Don't know much more from "Motohead"
Did hear the guy was in poor health, but WTF? like all the old rock stars they should have been dead years ago.
Cool thing was, Over Christmas, I heard Lemmy with Dave Grol and Billy ZZ Giibons do "Run Run Rudolph" cover. Excellent!
Check it out with the Christmas season still around.
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Not bad. Yeah, my life pretty much went on hold when I got my children back after 6 years of not seeing them. All work. Even the bike was neglected. :dry:
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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 14:17 #704814

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He was truly one of the greatest..

R.I.P

My other passion besides motorcycles are Heavy Metal so naturally Lemmy and Mötorhead have been with me since before i started school, a very sad day indeed..

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Lemmy 29 Dec 2015 14:46 #704817

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Ace of Spades is one of my favorites, there are not many of the real rockers still alive. Probably one of the most amazing things about his death is he lived this long RIP.
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Lemmy 01 Jan 2016 02:20 #705109

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Marty it's kind of funny, the thumbnail for the vid you linked lists Dio, he passed what 3-5 yrs ago too?

He had a house in New Buffalo MI, the town I went to highschool in, so did Dennis Farina, yet another passed away celeb I met a few times.
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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 03:27 #705245

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Ian (Lemmy) did a lot more than Hawkwind and Motorhead, and wrote about half of the Ozzy 'no more tears' album. His book is really worthy of reading, he had an interesting outlook on life.

He grew to hate the 'Ace of Spades' , although probably the song that got him most attention.

I nearly bumped into him a few years ago backstage at Download festival, true heavy metal royalty.

He did well to make it to his 70's given his famous drinking, smoking and 'speed' habit. I suspect he may have known he was going for sometime and preferred to keep it private - the official version of events doesn't sound right to me.
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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 05:58 #705267

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Tyrell Corp wrote: I suspect he may have known he was going for sometime and preferred to keep it private - the official version of events doesn't sound right to me.


Had the same thoughts myself.
The events all seem too neat and tidy.
I suspect he may have made his own choice of when to go .

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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 06:41 #705276

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Ok so what killed him?
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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 07:11 #705281

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swest wrote: Ok so what killed him?
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Had his 70th birthday on Dec 24 (Just finished their latest tour)
Diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer on the Dec 26th (Given between 2 and 6 months to live)
Fell asleep in front of the TV whilst playing a favourite video game and died on the 28th.

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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 07:21 #705282

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Well, if you gotta go, that's the way to do it. :dry:
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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 09:47 #705295

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He was looking pretty rough at Glastonbury in 2015, so he may well have been ill for longer than the official version of events, you can't blame him for not wanting to publicize any illness and then have to handle all the attention it would have generated for the last part of his life and final tour.

I agree if you've got to go, dying in your own armchair beats months in hospital any day. The only positive to cancer which I'c never thought of until reading something recently is that if you know you are going, you have time to say your goodbyes and make peace with the world before you leave.
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My sentiments as well. The only original band memeber who remained throughout. Had the singular trademark of singing upwards into the mic. He will be missed. I became a fan when his song was in the movie "Smokin' Aces"

zed1015 wrote: Absolutely shocked and gutted :(
One of the saddest days of my life (and I've had a few) and will mourn him like family.
RIP LEMMY
Rock in peace.

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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 11:34 #705305

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We've lost so many of our icons. That's the problem with getting older. Most of my clients have gone. Some were older than me, some younger. I wound up in the ER 4 years ago. 7 units of blood and I was back with a warning. I'm taking my Social Security this year at 62. My mother did, she died at 73. I credit the bike for keeping me going. That and my grandchildren. I'll ride to see them as much as I have time to do it.
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Lemmy 04 Jan 2016 12:27 #705568

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R.I.P Lemmy.
Saw them in a club on the beach in 1991
Loudest i have EVER heard Instead of volume thumping you like normal it just exploded straight through your body
Some fuckhead threw a beer at them - end of show after a few tracks, disappointing but possibly a good thing for my ears
FH wasnt found unfortunately :(
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Lemmy 04 Jan 2016 13:06 #705579

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Loudest i have EVER heard Instead of volume thumping you like normal it just exploded straight through your body

I read an interview in a guitar mag many years ago, I think wurzel and Campbell. They met initially at an audition looking for one player, it was meant to be a power trio. The two guitarists hit it off and Lemmy couldn't decide which so went for both of them.

They both said having played in loud metal bands previously, Motorhead was in another dimension, stupid loud...needing the TV cranked up for a week after a tour. Permanent hearing damage a certainty.

( A drummer I used to be in a band with later auditioned for them, after 'Filthy Animal' Phil Taylor left and before Micky D (ex King diamond) joined. Later he went on to play and record with with ex Iron Maiden Blaze Bailey. )
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