Lemmy is yesterday at the age of 70 died from cancer years, they had diagnosed a few days ago with him. At Christmas Lemmy had only his 70. celebrated birthday. He made always the impression, as he was indestructible, now is with him a piece of music history died.
Lemmy Kilmister, Frontman of britschen Heavy-Metal-Band Motörhead, brought his bass boxes for thumping, his gravelly voice he owed a huge alcohol- and Cigarette Consumption. The singer and bassist, the name was real name Ian Fraser Kilmister, was the rock'n'roll circus as Legend. Due to his health problems, many concerts were canceled in recent years, or canceled altogether, He suffered among others from diabetes. Only in November of former Motörhead drummer Phil Taylor was aged 61 Years died.
Lenny Kilmister was on Christmas Eve 1945 Born in the English county of Staffordshire in England. He tossed with 16 the school, moved to Manchester, where he ventured his first steps as a musician. A little later he landed in London, went first as a roadie of Jimmy Hendrix on Tour, prior to signing on as a bass player in the band Hawkwind. 1975 he founded the band Motörhead, with whom he celebrated his 40th band anniversary this year. His trademark: Two fibroids on the left side of the face, the preference for Jack Daniels and Coke and the nature, to play the bass as a rhythm guitar. The most commercially successful phase had Motörhead between 1979 and 1982 with albums such as „Overkill“, „Bomber "and „Ace Of Spades“. Kilmister became repeatedly targeted by critics because of his passion for collecting Nazi memorabilia. By his own admission his home in Los Angeles was full of Nazi objects. However Kilmister denied ever, to be a supporter of Nazi ideology.
His big wish, to die on stage, was not granted the 70-year-olds. Healthy frontman was not long more, already before 15 Years, doctors have diagnosed with diabetes. To diabetes oppose, rose Kilmister from his beloved whiskey with cola on vodka with orange juice to. In March 2013 Kilmister has used an implantable defibrillator in Los Angeles because of heart problems. The heart was not far his only flaw: „The legs are broken. The back hurts. Such is life, a bloody War. the older you get, the closer one comes to the front. Thither it creates no, without sacrifice. Eventually, it will knock you all around. Goodbye in the fire of battle“, so the rock'n'roll legend.
The band announced on facebook following with:
As a bassist and lead singer, he was among fans and companions a valued and extremely popular musician. For four decades, he was the singer of Motörhead. 2004 won Motörhead Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Each Concert the British heavy metal group began always with Kilmisters vociferous proclamation: „We are Motörhead and we play Rock & Roll“!
Thank you for all the great memories and teaching us how it has to be done Lemmy! The most noble gentleman of Rock’n’Roll has left… Raise the glass, loud and proud. All hail MASTER Lemmy! Cheers!