Rob Halford: “There must be a book adapted from Lemmy quotes, because he never retracted it.”

Rob Halford: 'There must be a book of Lemmy quotes, because he never looked back'

To celebrate life and times MÖTÖRHEADcreative leader Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, who passed away exactly six years ago – on December 28, 2015 – Revolver recently reached out to musicians who knew and/or admired him, including his old friend Rob Halford From Priest Judas. He talks about his relationship with lemmyAnd rob He said, “On the friendship level, I’ve always been in awe lemmy Because he was – and still is – this larger-than-life character. When you talk to anyone about lemmyYou see this mental image in your head – the man in cowboy boots, jeans, lead belt, leather jacket and mustache. His physical characteristics are really obvious, so I wrapped it all into his personality as well.”

Halford He went on to say that people liked lemmy As much as his attitude as they did with his music. “There must be a book lemmy He quotes, because he didn’t back down” rob He said. “That’s what I loved about him. He summed up this great rock ‘n’ roll virtue, and it’s not just music, it says what’s on your mind. He always had an opinion on any matter in life, and he always was lemmy– whiskey. [Laughs] He had a very unique way of looking at the world because he was a very intelligent man. He was quite cultured and loved his war history and memorabilia. His clever way of speaking and thinking made him special.”

Last month , Halford . said SpeedFreaks radio show that he was one of a number of lemmyPersonal friends and confidants who received lead casings filled with his ashes after his death as a personal gift. He said: When? lemmy He passed away, I had this beautiful opportunity to speak in memory of him. We had a wonderful meeting. We are all musicians from all over the world, we met in Hollywood and talked about it lemmy And his great life and the things he left us. And then, not too far away, I get something in the mail from lemmy People; lemmyHis office, his manager and everyone else still works tirelessly to keep his name with us, as always. They sent me – it’s a bullet [laughs]It’s a bullet with some in it lemmyHis ashes are inside.”

He continued, “This is crazy. This is the kind of thing that lemmy I would love to do. Whatever you choose to interpret what I just said is entirely up to you. But to think of it, to be brought into this small circle of friends where you actually have quite a few lemmyHis ashes as you wear them around your neck on a necklace and are close to your heart in the truest sense of his remains, that’s just amazingly powerful. Using something like this to carry his remains is just So lemmy – It’s provocative, it makes you think, it makes you talk. But as much as you have a beautiful part of lemmy Physically with me now in my house, it’s just magic.”

lemmy He died at the age of 70 shortly after learning that he had cancer.

He has dealt with several health issues during the last few years of his life, including heart problems, which forced him to quit his famous smoking habits.

MOTÖRHEAD I had to cancel a number of shows in 2015 because lemmyPoor health, although the band managed to complete one last European tour two weeks before his death.

In June 2020, it was announced that lemmy You will be given biological treatment. next movie, “Lemmy”, directed by Greg Oliver, who previously directed a 2010 documentary of the same name, “Lemmy”.

“Lemmy” will follow kilmisterHis life originated in Stoke-on-Trent, and it became a path for him Jimi Hendrix Member of the rock band Seminal Psychedelic Hawkwind before forming MOTÖRHEAD.

Custom made jar containing lemmyHer ashes are permanently displayed in the columbarium at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

image credit: Travis Shin

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