Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead loved to play a particular arcade game at his local bar. When he found out he was terminally ill, the bar owner brought the game machine to Lemmy’s apartment so he could keep playing it at home.
Lemmy’s Last Days: How Metal Legend Celebrated 70th, Stared Down Cancer
Lemmy concluded the final Motörhead tour on December 11th; two days later, he celebrated his coming 70th birthday with friends and admirers at L.A.’s Whisky a Go Go.
Two weekends before his death, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead was celebrating an unlikely milestone on the Sunset Strip: his coming 70th birthday. He looked frail but regal in his black cavalry jacket and hat, watching from an upstairs balcony at the Whisky a Go Go as Slash, Billy Idol, Sebastian Bach and other famous rock & roll comrades paid tribute to him onstage.
The emailed invitation had called for a night of music, “chit-chat and general all-around merriment” on December 13th. Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum was the private party’s host and… Continue Reading