Hawkwind Leader Dave Brock on Lemmy Kilmister: ‘We Had a Magical Bond Together’

December 29, 2015 3:23 PM

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Hawkwind Leader Dave Brock on Lemmy Kilmister: ‘We Had a Magical Bond Together’

Before there was Motorhead, there was Hawkwind. Formed in 1969 by vocalist and guitarist Dave Brock, the psychedelic space rock outfit released two albums before enlisting the services of Lemmy Kilmister. The band recorded three studio efforts with him at the helm of the four strings and also issued the legendary double live album Space Ritual. After learning of Lemmy’s passing, Brock has paid tribute to his former bandmate.

As Hawkwind were on the rise, they reached their shining moment in terms of commercial success in 1972 with the song “Silver Machine,” which not only featured the guitarist turned bassist driving the rhythm, but the strong English accent and unhinged croon of Lemmy assuming the lead vocal spot as we...

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