Motorhead’s Lemmy, heavy metal pioneer, dead at 70: A voice like shrapnel and a bass tone to match

December 29, 2015 7:52 AM

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Motorhead’s Lemmy, heavy metal pioneer, dead at 70: A voice like shrapnel and a bass tone to match

A voice like shrapnel and a bass tone to match. A steady diet of rock ‘n’ roll and rebellion — fueled by, until not so long ago, a bottle of Jack Daniels per day and sexual escapades too numerous to count. Plus: muttonchops.

Lemmy Kilmister, singer and bass player of Motörhead, somehow lived to be 70 before a surprise cancer diagnosis killed him on Monday. He played hard, he partied hard, and he lived hard — and leaves a venerable oeuvre eclipsed only by his reputation as one of rock’s most grizzled survivors. For sheer...

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