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Metal and rock community pays tribute to Lemmy

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 7:13 AM PT
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If anyone doubted the influence that Lemmy Kilmister and Motorhead had amongst members of the rock, metal, and hardcore communities, here are but a few of the sentiments expressed since Kilmister's passing yesterday:



Metallica - "Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP"

Marty Friedman - "RIP Lemmy. Thank you for your rock and roll life. I saw Motorhead in Baltimore opening for Ozzy`s first US solo tour. It was the loudest show I had ever been to before or since."

Robert Trujillo - "One of the last true outlaws has left the building."

Phil Anselmo - "RIP Lemmy"

Foo Fighters - "We've lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win."

Anthrax - "There's nothing we could write here that can live up to the mighty life you lived. You are Rock N Roll. Warrior."

Mike Portnoy - "FUCK!!!!!!! RIP LEMMY Sad that so many of us saw this coming, but never thought it would really happen…we all thought you'd live forever."

Dave Navarro - "Peace and love to Lemmy and family!"

3 Inches Of Blood - "Lemmy lived more lifetimes in 70 years than any of us ever could. Long live Lemmy and all his glory!"

Dave Lombardo - "RIP My friend. A true rock and roll legend and inspiration. Thank You."

Slapshot - "RIP, Lemmy."

Sepultura - "Today, we were caught by surprise with the death of the incomparable Lemmy Kilmister. Dancing On Your Grave was the song which inspired us in the choice of our name, Sepultura (grave in Portuguese). In an official statement, the band asks the fans to "play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy's music LOUD." We hear and we obey, master! Thank you for everything! R.I.P."

Arkaik - "Rest in Peace Lemmy. Rock n' Roll will never be the same."

Torche - "Raise your drinks in the air for Lemmy! Never dead!!!!! We love you!"

Agalloch - "No words can justly describe the profound magnitude of this loss. The world is suddenly a more intolerable place without this man walking among us..."

Sheer Terror - "Raise a glass for the Bossman...A HUGE influence,and one of the main reasons that I do what I do...They'll never be another you, Lemmy.

Vallenfyre - "RIP Lemmy. Thanks."

Kylesa - "RIP to the one and only!"

Fallujah - "RIP to a true legend."

Wisdom In Chains - "RIP Lemmy, rocked out until the end."

Biohazard - "The first time I played with Motörhead, Lemmy watched from the side of the stage, after three songs he turned to our tech and said "You call this music?!?" ?#?YouWillBeMissed? RIP Lemmy Kilmister"

The Crown - "It's a sad day for rock 'n roll. R.I.P Lemmy"

Agnostic Front - "RIP... Another lost Rock n Rill warrior."

Dark Tranquillity - "R.I.P Lemmy!! You will be missed!!"

Cryptopsy - "Rest in peace Lemmy! Our hearts go out to your family, friends and fans!!!"

Sworn Enemy - "Rest in Peace, Lemmy, Shake the Sky!!"

Dave Mustaine - "Farewell Lemmy. I love you brother."

Winds Of Plague - "Today we lost a Legend. Thank you for the memories. RIP Lemmy."

Sick Of It All - "We just heard the terrible news that the one and only Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead has passed on. He was a huge influence on us, from the time we were teenagers. Rest In Peace and thank you for all you have given us."

Entombed - "R.I.P Mr Lemmy, no one will ever replace you!"

All Shall Perish - "Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead, has passed away at the age of 70. You will be sorely missed. RIP"

Bill Ward - "Lemmy, RIP - so sorry you're gone. I stand with the countless souls who will miss you, and who love you very much."

Obituary - "We have lost a true icon tonight!!! Rest In Peace Lemmy!!!"

Gene Simmons - "Lemmy: Rest In Peace, my friend."

Jamey Jasta - "RIP Lemmy. Deepest condolences to all his fans, family, band mates, friends and the entire Motorhead camp. A true legend."

Capture The Crown - "Today we lost one of the most influential figures in metal. A man that changed lives around the world and paved the way for future generations within heavy music. He may have been taken from us but his art will forever be remembered for many years to come. R.I.P Lemmy"

Geezer Butler - "Very sad to hear of Lemmy's passing. We've lost a true, true legend. RIP"

Duff McKagan - "Rest In Peace Lemmy. A hell of a man who suffered no fools. U shall be missed brother, and, THANK u 4 the years of unwavering kick ass R&R."

Kataklysm - "RIP Legend , If there ever was a real rebel it was you , Kataklysm salutes you Lemmy!"

Flea - "Oh my. Lemmy got let in on the big secret. One of the greatest rockers of all time. Amazingly unique incredible bass player. My hero. Wow."

King Diamond - "It is a sad day. We have lost Lemmy, a legend of legends. With the highest respect, Rest in Peace my friend."

Black Crown Initiate - "Thank you for everything and R.I.P. Lemmy!"

Gene Hoglan - "Lemmy, you are the reason we ALL exist. Motörhead is why thrash metal is here, though you would never take credit. You owed us nothing, and we owe you our careers. You were my favorite rock star for many years and I learned how to shoot straight with the fans directly from you. Thank you for your existence and music."

Hooded Menace - "R.I.P. Lemmy."

Sharon Osbourne - "My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I've known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten."

Seeker - "RIP Lemmy Kilmister. You were the most rock and roll badass that will ever live."

In Flames - "Legends never die. Lemmy, we owe you everything. Rock in Peace."

Tom Morello - "Lemmy was a true rock icon, singular in voice and spirit. Metal flags fly at half mast tonight as we salute the incomparable Ace Of Spades."

Shai Hulud - "Heavy Metal mourns the loss of one of its forefathers and greatest legends. Grateful to Lemmy for decades of killer music."

Volumes - "RIP, LEMMY"

Alex Lopez - "Rest in peace, Lemmy."

Ben Bruce - "RIP Lemmy....it was an honour sharing stages with you. Wherever you are now, keep on rocking mate"

Gwar - "The world's true lord and savior, Lemmy Kilmister has passed away today. Rock and metal are dead."

Andy Biersack - "RIP to the one and only Lemmy. It goes without saying but there will never be another like him. A true rock and roll legend."

Doc Coyle - "So sad about Lemmy. He was perhaps the last living purely authentic rock star that walked the walk & talked the talk."

Alex Skolnick - "Sad news. Wish it was a hoax. Didn't know Lemmy well but said hello many times, always a gentleman & a legend. RIP"

Paul Stanley - "Lemmy has passed away. Truly one of a kind. Much more to him than many knew. RIP."

Jay Weinberg - "Thank you for everything you gave us, Lemmy."

Ice T - "I got to hang with Lemmy.. Did a song and this video for a movie. LEGEND"

Queensryche - "We just heard the horrible news. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lemmy Kilmister's family, friends, all his Motorhead family and fans. RIP Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead - you will be missed."

Voivod - "It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our heroes. Rest In Peace Lemmy"

Rob Dukes - "Lemmy. Played shows til death. Badass. Total badass."

Matt Wilson - "Fuckin' Lemmy man...sad day"

Usnea - "RIP LEMMY. Without you, none of us would even be doing this."

Mutilation Rites - "Rest in power, Lemmy Kilmister"

Broken Hope - "Travel well, Lemmy. We won't see another one like you again."

Darkest Hour - "LEMMY!!! We love you RIP!!!"

Sleep - "Lemmy has passed on but his music and spirit is immortal. Rest in peace kind sir."

John Joseph - "I was a fan since day one. Cro-Mags toured the U.S. with Motorhead in the 80's and played a multitude of shows in Europe together... you were always a brother any time we met over the years - REST IN POWER my friend. Saying MANTRAS"

Your Demise - "Peace out, Lemmy"

Dark Funeral - "R.I.P LEMMY - you will never be forgotten..."

Kingdom of Giants - "RIP, Lemmy Kilmister"

Cancer Bats - "REST IN POWER, LEMMY!!!"

Revocation - "he world has lost one of the last true rock stars, RIP Lemmy"

Ringworm - "It is a sad day, friends. We've lost a great leader. Condolences to everyone feeling the lost across the world."

Decrepit Birth - "RIP Lemmy..... why? You will be greatly missed."

Candiria - "What can be said but the world has lost a warrior and a legend and will be a lesser place because of it. Our condolences go out to Lemmy's family, band members and his dearest friends and fans."

Slipknot - "'Born to lose, live to win.' Rest in peace, Lemmy.

Saviours - "THE WORLD SUCKS MORE NOW THAN IT DID BEFORE. R.I.P."
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