“I was born to lose, and gambling’s for fools, but that’s the way I like it, baby, I don’t wanna live forever”.
They are words which not only sound more poignant today but hit the hearts and minds of a whole generation when Motorhead burst on to the scene and started to raise a special kind of hell. Now, sadly, in the early hours of the morning we have learnt that Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilimister, the imperious lead singer and bassist from Motorhead has passed away at the age of 70 following a short battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer.
The news has devastated his many fans who rank Lemmy as one of the greatest Rock and rollers of all time. It’s hard to argue against that. His incredible vigour and discourse made him a favourite among so many that he transcended genre and encapsulated all who met him.
We will remember him fondly and all at Far Out will take a moment today to think just why he was so loved.
Here’s one reason to get you going.