Slash Honors Motörhead's Lemmy with "Ace of Spades" Cover
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:39:29
Slash's New Year's Eve gig with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators at Las Vegas' House of Blues included a cover of Motörhead's classic metal anthem "Ace of Spades." Lemmy Kilmister, bassist, vocalist and founder of the British rock group, passed away on December 28, 2015 after a terminal health diagnosis. In a statement, his band attributed his death to an "extremely aggressive cancer."
"I'm going to miss this guy more than words can express; Rock n Roll personified & the embodiment of everything it stands for & a truly good friend. RIP Lemmy," Slash posted to Instagram December 29. Just two weekends before, according to Rolling Stone, "Slash was among the rockers in attendance at Kilmister's 70th birthday party at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go Go; the guitarist performed Motörhead's "(We Are) the Road Crew" with members of Anthrax at the birthday concert."
The piece continues that Slash and Lemmy had "previously teamed on "Doctor Alibi," a track off Slash's 2010 self-titled solo album. That same year, Slash and Dave Grohl, who got an "Ace of Spades" tattoo following Lemmy's death, joined Kilmister for a performance of "Ace of Spades" at the Revolver Golden God Awards. Grohl, Slash and Lemmy joined up again, this time for a cover of Chuck Berry's "Let it Rock," at the Foo Fighters' January 2015 concert at Los Angeles' the Forum."
Watch Slash with Todd Kerns perform "Ace of Spades"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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