Lemmy From Motörhead Dies

Rock legend Lemmy, the iconic frontman of Motörhead has died from cancer.

The singer celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve and got the diagnosis on December 26 that he had a particularly aggressive form of cancer—a statement was posted on the Motörhead Facebook page, that after a very short battle, he had passed away in the early hours of this morning.

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British born Ian  "Lemmy" Kilmister was the founder member of Motörhead, forming the band in 1975 and has been the only constant member, as singer and bassist. He led a colorful rock 'n' roll life full of excess and will be forever synonymous with the classic 1980 single, Ace Of Spades. The statement read;

"There is no easy way to say this...our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.  He had learned of the disease on 26 December, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite [sic] video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it's way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness; there aren't words.

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please...play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD.

Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself, HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister


Born to lose, lived to win."

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Tributes from other rock giants poured in;


Check out this clip of their seminal track—if you were ever lucky enough to have seen them live they will undoubtedly still be one of the loudest bands you'll ever hear.

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Lemmy From Motörhead Dies

Those irrepressible head-bangers Motörhead have launched a range of branded sex toys called The Official Pleasure Collection, consisting of four vibrators that feature the band's logo.

Here's how manufacturer Lovehoney describes the new line:

World-renowned heavy metal legends Motörhead have turned their attention to your intimate pleasure with their own range of branded sex toys. Powerful classic vibrators and bullets are amongst the line up, each packing a powerful punch that captures the rock and roll lifestyle of the band perfectly. Prepare for the sort of mind-blowing orgasms you'd expect from the 'loudest band on Earth'.

Lemmy From Motorhead Dies After Short Battle With Cancer

Okay but why, Lemmy,  goddammit? Lemmy explains:

One of the songs on our debut album was called ‘Vibrator’ so we had to have our own one day, right? Apparently, it was worth the wait!

Hang on, what does Lemmy mean by 'apparently?' Hasn't he tried his own sex toys?

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If Lemmy won't use those vibrators, why should we? I'm just saying.

The vibrators are available online and in stores for $24.99 and $44.99. They look pretty stupid to my untrained eye but the manufacturer points out that the black and silver vibrators 'offer a unique counterpoint to the traditionally pink and purple toys that currently dominate the market.'

Here's the Motorhead Overkill 7 Function Power Classic:



'The official Motörhead Overkill vibe is set to rock your bed's plywood as you roll your eyes skyward, hellbent on reaching heaven with this ultra-strength vibe. Shaking out 3 speeds and hammering out 4 powerful patterns to enjoy in one wild ride.'

Hahaha! Actually, the laugh's on me, as now I will be followed around the internet for eternity by images of this distasteful contraption.

Thanks, Lemmy!

For those about to rock, please exercise caution. You don’t wanna wind up like the 50 year-old German dude who headbanged so hard he damaged his brain!

Hans, let’s just call him Hans ‘cuz most German dudes are named Hans, was suffering with constant headaches that eventually lead him to the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He had no history of head injuries or drug problems, but confessed to headbanging at a Motörhead concert the month before. Doctor scanned his head, and found a brain bleed.

According to their case study published today in medical journal the Lancet, doctors then drilled a hole in the man's head to drain the blood, and the headaches stopped.

"We are not against headbanging," Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian, one of the man's doctors, told the Associated Press. "The risk of injury is very, very low. But I think if (our patient) had (gone) to a classical concert, this would not have happened."

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Doctors wrote in the study, that "headbanging, with its brisk forward and backward acceleration and deceleration forces, led to rupturing of bridging veins causing haemorrhage…" and declared that the case "serves as evidence in support of Motörhead's reputation as one of the most hardcore rock'n'roll acts on earth, if nothing else because of their contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury."


 "Rock 'n' roll will never die," Islamian said. "Heavy metal fans should rock on."