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Song of the day for December 28 2023

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On December 28 2015 Lemmy Kilmister,  the celebrated frontman and founder of Motörhead, died at the age of 70. Best known by his first name, Lemmy was the only continuous member of the legendary metal band during its 40-year period. A foundational force in the genre following the advent of the new wave of British heavy metal.

Today’s song of the day, is Ace of Spades by Motörhead.

On December 28 2015 Lemmy Kilmister,  the celebrated frontman and founder of Motörhead, died at the age of 70. Best known by his first name, Lemmy was the only continuous member of the legendary metal band during its 40-year period.

A foundational force in the genre following the advent of the new wave of British heavy metal, Lemmy was known for his appearance, which included his signature friendly mutton chops, his military-influenced fashion sense, and his gravelly rasp of a voice. It was once declared “one of the most recognisable voices in rock”. He was also noted for his unique way of singing, which was once described as “looking up towards a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face”. He was also known for his bass playing style and using his Rickenbacker bass to create an “overpowered, distorted rhythmic rumble”. Another notable aspect of his bass sound was his guitar-like riffing, which included using a pick, and often played power chords using heavily overdriven tube stacks by Marshall.

Lemmy continued to record and tour regularly with Motörhead until his death on 28 December 2015 in Los Angeles, where he had lived since 1990. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer two days before his death. Alongside his music career, he had minor roles and cameos in film and television. He was known for his hard-living lifestyle, which included chain-smoking and daily consumption of large amounts of alcohol and amphetamine.

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