Motörhead’s iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister recorded a song with guitarist Chris Declercq that will be released this week.
Produced by Cameron Webb, the track was composed by Lemmy in 2014, and brings him on vocals and bass. The drums was made by Josh Freese (Vandals, A Perfect Cycle, Guns N ‘Roses) and the guitar by Declercq.
On 28 December 2015, four days after his seventieth birthday, Lemmy died at his apartment in Los Angeles at 4pm PST, from prostate cancer, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmia.
Motörhead announced his death on their official Facebook page later that day. According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death.
He [Lemmy] gets home [from tour], we have a big birthday party for him at the Whisky A Go Go. His friends came down and played. Two days later I could tell he wasn’t feeling good. So we took him to the hospital. “
“They release him. Then after the brain scan, they found the cancer in his brain and his neck. The doctor comes with the result a couple of days later and says “It’s terminal.”
Lemmy’s doctor had given him between two and six months to live. Following the terminal diagnosis, Rainbow Bar owner Mikael Maglieri brought a video game machine that Lemmy was fond of playing at the establishment over to his apartment so he could continue playing it from his bedside.
Although his manager had planned to keep the news private until his eventual death, Lemmy strongly encouraged him to make the diagnosis public in early 2016, but he died before a press release could be drafted.
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