Eight years on since Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, world-renowned frontman and bassist of Motörhead and other projects died just days after his 70th birthday, it still hurts. A lot. The monumental shadow he cast over the music world, since he passed is evident by the constant tribute and rightful amount of worship. Lemmy had just celebrated his life with a huge birthday party in his adopted home of Los Angeles in 2015 when he received a fatal diagnosis of prostate cancer along with cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. He passed just two days later. He toured just like he lived, hard and right up until the end. In the time since he passed away, there have been countless tributes, awards, stages at festivals cover songs, a statue at his favorite bar The Rainbow on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, and his signature drink, The Jack And Coke was even renamed The Lemmy permanently by the beverage industry. There have been many tributes to Lem and Motorhead and new things with Lemmy are still coming out all the time, such as his long lost duet with Ozzy on “Hellrazer” in 2021, new boxed sets, live albums, and hopefully one day, the Lemmy solo album that was in the works when he passed. Check out some great Lemmy music, some interviews Ghost Cult has done, with tributes to Lemmy, and some other bands paying respect over the years. Continue reading
Published by BMG, a new lavish tabletop book, packed with a treasure trove of never-before-seen photos, Motörhead: Fast & Loose: Snapshots from the Graham Mitchell Archive, 1977-1982 to be released December 30th in the UK. Available now in the US at the links below. Graham Mitchell, who was Motörhead‘s tour manager in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, was also an avid photography enthusiast. A new large-format tabletop book, Fast & Loose: Snapshots from the Graham Mitchell Archive, 1977-1982, collects nearly 100 of his snapshots, including many that have never been published before.
If you were listening to metal in the 1980s, it’s pretty much a given that you will have heard of Dee Snider. Already widely known as the flamboyant frontman of Twisted Sister, Snider was thrust further into the spotlight in 1985 when he famously spoke before Congress against censorship in music and the infamous PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center).
Three years after passing away just days after his 70th birthday, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, world-renowned frontman and bassist of Motörhead and other projects, still casts an enormous shadow over the music world. Lemmy had just celebrated his life with a huge birthday party in his adopted home of Los Angeles in 2015 when he received a fatal diagnosis of prostate cancer along with cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. He passed just two days later. In the time since he passed away, there have been countless tributes, awards, stages at festivals cover songs, a statue at his favorite bar The Rainbow on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, and his signature drink, The Jack And Coke was even renamed The Lemmy permanently. As sad as we are that the music giant and global rock emissary is three years gone, we are glad to have had him for the time we did and the lasting impact of his music and life. Join us in sending our hails to the great beyond for Lemmy!Continue reading
Inspiration can hit at any time, and for German metal legend Doro Pesch, that time was on her way to the funeral of rock legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead in December 2015. Having been friends with Lemmy for many years, Doro felt she needed to pay tribute to the man in the best way she knew, and on the flight over, the lyrics and melody for the song which would become ‘Living Life to the Fullest’ began to form in her head and the long road to this double album began.Continue reading
You have to wonder how Saxon do it. While some bands can take four or five years, or in some cases even longer, to release new music, Saxon have never taken more than three, and the quality rarely dips. They might only be simple songs with simple structures, but it’s not very often you can listen to a Saxon album and not be able to remember the choruses to at least three songs after just one or two listens.Continue reading
Saxon will be releasing their 22nd studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music), and we have another new song for your listening pleasure today. Continue reading
December 28th, 2015 is a date that no fan of heavy music will ever forget. It is the day we lost Lemmy Kilmister. The Motorhead icon passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer, and left a giant hole in the music world that no one will ever fill. He was a man who truly lived his life by his own rules, and kicked ass on and off the stage until he couldn’t kick ass anymore. So therefore today is not a day to be sad, but a day to raise a glass and pay tribute to the legend we lost two years ago, and that’s exactly what his former band mates have made clear online. Continue reading
Just before his death in 2015, Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister finished what would become his final solo studio recording. The track, titled ‘We Are The Ones’, was a collaboration with Chris Declercq, Josh Freese and Martin Guigui, and has now made its way online. Continue reading
The remaining members of Motörhead have announced plans to release a new covers album in tribute to their late singer Lemmy Kilmister. Continue reading