Saying Goodbye to Lemmy


2015 ended with us mourning the passing of legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Now that some days have passed, we want to celebrate Lemmy’s career and legend with a round-up of tributes that have come out over the past few days.

AV ClubPitchforkStereogumthe New York Times, and Consequence of Sound delivered pieces on the importance of Lemmy’s contribution to metal and his straight-up legitimacy as a cool, weird human being.

The Guardian published pieces on Lemmy’s passing, his best quotes, and a photo chronicle commemorating his life.

Penelope Spheeris, director of The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, talked to Billboard about her appreciation for Lemmy and the significance of his music.

And the BBC collected mournful words from other musicians and public figures upon hearing the news of Lemmy’s death.

Watch the video for Motörhead’s “Killed by Death” below. It’s okay if you cry a little; we did, too.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →