Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Motorhead: Hollywood Vampires perform Lemmy tribute at Grammys

Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires paid tribute to the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday.

Following an introduction by Dave Grohl, the lineup of Cooper, Johnny Depp, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Tommy Henriksen ripped through the premiere of their song, "As Bad As I Am", before launching into Motorhead’s 1980 signature tune, “Ace Of Spades.”

Lemmy’s famed bass and amplifier were featured on stage during the performance.

Kilmister passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 28, just four days after his 70th birthday.

Drummer Mikkey Dee confirmed Motorhead was finished as a band following Lemmy’s death.

“Motorhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motorhead,” Dee told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper just a day after the news broke. “We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

Family, friends and fellow rockers paid tribute to the Motorhead icon at a January 9 memorial service in Hollywood that was streamed live to more than 250,000 viewers worldwide via the band’s YouTube channel.

Among the many tributes is one by Food & Beverage Magazine, who officially renamed Jack & Coke as “The Lemmy” in honor of rock legend.

The bassist joins the ranks of Arnold Palmer, Bellini, Shirley Temple and Tom Collins as a name brand for his favorite drink.

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