R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead 1945-2015 - Noise11.com
Lemmy of Motorhead. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Lemmy of Motorhead. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead 1945-2015

by Paul Cashmere on December 29, 2015

in News

Lemmy Kilmister, the pioneering frontman for Motorhead, has died at the age of 70.

Lemmy turned 70 earlier last week on December 24.

Lemmy was the bass player, songwriter and sole consistent member of Motorhead since forming the band in London in June 1975. He had formerly been a member of Hawkwind.

Lemmy Kilmister was 15 years old when he formed his first band The Rainmakers in 1960. When he moved to London in 1967 he shared a flat with Jimi Hendrix’s bass player Noel Redding and became a roadie for Hendrix.

In 1972 Lemmy joined Hawkwind as bass player and sang lead vocals on their best known song ‘Silver Machine’.

Lemmy was fired from Hawkwind in 1975 and formed his own band Bastard who soon changed their name to Motorhead.

The best known Motorhead song is ‘Ace of Spades’.

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