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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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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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Lemmy 02 Jan 2016 10:41 #705298

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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"

Absolutely shocked and gutted :(
One of the saddest days of my life (and I've had a few) and will mourn him like family.
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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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Lemmy 07 Jan 2016 09:33 #705895

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Spotted this on ebay -


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Sounds about right to me.
Some good stuff there Tyrell - King Diamond is very cool and Maiden are playing here in May - cheap tickets $100 and normal $150 - gonna try and make it.
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Lemmy 07 Jan 2016 09:48 #705896

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"That's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever"

Well none of us will live here on earth forever, but as Keith Richards said in a recent documentary, "none of us want to get old, but it's better than the alternative"
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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.
Steve


Having lost both my parents now, mortality has become very much of a reality in the in the last 12 months, I find myself counting the years until I'm the age they lived too and wondering how many more summers I'll have where I'm able to continue with the activities I enjoy, more often than I'd like, and have seen enough contemporaries go already.

As your teenage idols are invariably older than you, you do start to see a lot of famous people, who influenced you, dying and it will no doubt get more frequent, if we are fortunate enough to hang in there for the full term.

On the music front, there are many getting up there in age, I don't think Malcolm Young from ACDC will be around much longer given the severity of his dementia, but many are now at the age where they could go any day. They should be able to make some good music on the other side with the talent they already have.
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Lemmy 07 Jan 2016 12:33 #705908

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and lest we forget, Philthy popped his clogs in November.
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