Motley Crue Dedicated Their Los Angeles Show On Monday Night (28dec15) To Rock Veteran Lemmy Kilmister Following News Of His Death.
The Motorhead star passed away on Monday just four days after his 70th birthday, and a statement from his band revealed the veteran frontman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer shortly before his death.
His passing has sparked an outpouring of condolences from across the music industry, and Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters released a statement remembering Lemmy as an inspiration, tweeting, "We've lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win..."
Fellow rockers Metallica also credited Lemmy with inspiring their music, adding, "Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP."
Motley Crue performed in Lemmy's adopted hometown of Los Angeles on Monday evening as they count down the days to their final show together in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), and bassist Nikki Sixx dedicated the L.A. show at the Staples Center to Lemmy.
In a post on Instagram.com, he writes, "1 down and 2 to go.#losangeles #ripmotleycrue Great crowd tonight. Thank you... This one was for Lemmy."
Lemmy's former Motorhead bandmate 'Fast' Eddie Clarke, who was part of the band's original line-up, expressed his devastation following the news, which comes just weeks after the passing of another original member, Phil Taylor, in November (15).
Clarke writes in a post on Facebook.com, "I have just been told that Lemmy has passed away in LA. Like Phil, he was like a brother to me. I am devastated. We did so much together, the three of us. The world seems a really empty place right now. I am having trouble finding the words... He will live on in our hearts. R.I.P Lemmy!"
Tributes have also come in from Black Sabbath star Geezer Butler, who tweets, "Very sad to hear of Lemmy's passing. We've lost a true, true legend. RIP," and Judas Priest, who add in a statement posted on their website, "Words about Lemmy can never be enough so we will simply say farewell Lord Lemmy thank you for the music, the shows, the tours we did and the laughs and stories we shared - all of these and more will be cherished."
Evanescence star Amy Lee writes in a post on Instagram.com, "You were so kind to me, supportive and encouraging and naturally, brutally honest. Thanks, Lemmy. You are a legend and I'll miss you!"
Rage Against The MAChine's Tom Morello adds in a post on Twitter,com, "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."
Other tributes have come in from British rockers Libertines, Nickelback, Bryan Adams, Henry Rollins, The Cult and Joe Perry.