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Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1988
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

Hawkwind & Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister Passed away of cancer yesterday at age 70.

Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 2170
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:27 pm:   Edit Post

Not really a fan of his genre of music, but much respect, for sure. One of the classic bassists of my time.

Sorry to see you go, Lemmy.
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4682
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post

Lemmy did things his own way in the true spirit of non-conformity and I am sad to see him go. I have much respect for him in many ways. Lemmy you made a massive mark in history for eternity !

Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1611
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post

Lemmy was a huge influence on me - I am gutted - decided to do some recording with the doubleneck in Lemmy's spirit and honor - this is what I came up with:

Actually, Rickenbacker & Alembic aren't too far apart - though Ric speciallizes in passive instruments, they are A) Made in the USA, B) usually neckthrough, and C) often stereo (though the classic Ric-O-Sound box has bass & treble opposite from Alembic)
Senior Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 441
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 3:07 am:   Edit Post

Sad news indeed but what a life well lived.

R.I.P Lemmy.
Advanced Member
Username: wishbass

Post Number: 341
Registered: 5-2011
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

Sad news.My teenage years wouldn't have been the same without him
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2525
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

In no ways a fan, but much respect for a long career essentially on the margins of the business. A testament to a hard-headed self-belief, and a marvel of human endurance: He lived as hard as he played, and that was very hard indeed.

Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 1613
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

I like this description of Lemmy: "Lemmy makes Keith Richards look like a Golden Girl."
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 4687
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

Harry , your #RIPLemmy work on Soundcloud is awesome ! I think Lemmy would give you a thumbs up as well !

Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1849
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 1:13 pm:   Edit Post

I'll quote myself from Facebook:

"RIP Lemmy :-(

Rock on with Phil, Michael, Jeff, Cliff, Ronnie, Dimebag, Keith, John etc..

The great gig in the sky will be featuring an awesome metal.... sorry, Rock 'n Roll jam!

Thanx for the great music and awesome shows!"

And a great quote from Nikki Sixx:

"You were always a pilar of dignity."

Spot on!

In 2000 I was onstage when Motörhead played, was like a thunderstorm! (the worst kind, right above your head)
The bassdrums were slamming my body hard, quite awesome! :-)

And yes, great tribute Harry!

How to play bass: Click here

And with a band that owes their existence/success greatly to the man, so obviousely I also owe him for my privileged position to play my favorite music (And Alembics) for large crowds: Click here

Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1989
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

As others have said, I am also no fan of his music. But in a world where Steven Tyler hosts fake talent shows, Carlos Santana does duet albums with people not fit to wipe the sweat off his strings, and Bob Dylan records Sinatra songs, it was always his music; he was steadfastly and unwaveringly Lemmy. I started the thread because of that - like his stuff or hate it, you can't deny the man's integrity, and his passing deserved notice.

Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1579
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post

Integrity indeed.
His most valued possession?
His son.

The Ace of Spades has folded.
RIP Lemmy.
Senior Member
Username: peoplechipper

Post Number: 651
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

I've never really listened to Motorhead, although I went to a gig (a story for another time) but I do listen to a lot of similar music; I guess I will be one of those late to the party people; my guitar player thinks I could do Lemmy in a tribute band as I kinda have the voice but I gotta play faster...
This was how he was gonna go but music really took a hit with him gone; his influence is almost Beatles; metalheads and punks will proudly wear Motorhead patches, along with many others; who else can claim that? no one...
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 1137
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

I'm sorry I haven't been around here as often as ususal. Just have to say, a couple of weeks on, and I still feel hollow, a lot like aug '95 when I was a senior out of HS flipping burgers, hearing about Jerry. It's much the same bc they were icons. Icons, but still grounded none the less. I kicked off the 'what are you listening to' thread with a motorhead tune, I'd like to reflect on our losses with another:

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