He was the original badass/rebel.........the real fucking deal .......only real bad asses get jack Daniel's to name a drink after them ....that is a sign you are a fucking rebel !!!!!! .....how many got their names on the bottles of jack !!!!!!......not many lemmy!!!! ........he was the original hell raiser ....i saw him 6 months before he died ....he still kicked fucking ass!!!!! .....them man fought till he died ......what a trooper he was .......you only get to be a bad ass when you reach that status ........
On February 15, 2016, Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires paid tribute to by performing Ace Of Spades as a posthumous tribute to Motörhead's legendary leader, who passed away just 6 weeks earlier, on December 28, 2015, aged 70.
The night also featured tribute to other iconic musicians who had passed away in 2015, including David Bowie and Glenn Frey. After the event, however, the show's producer, Ken Ehrlich, admitted that he hadn't actually planned the tribute to Motörhead's frontman, but had been pushed into it by one of Lemmy's closest friends.
"I will confess I didn’t have a lot of Motörhead on my iPad," he told Billboard. "The metalheads have Dave Grohl to thank for that, because when I asked Dave if he would introduce that segment, he said, 'I’ll do it – if you do something for Lemmy'."
That Lemmy would otherwise been overlooked at the music industry's most high-profile annual event would have come as no surprise whatsoever to the great man.
Few bands were less interested in playing the corporate game than Motörhead. In 1992, when the band were nominated for the first time at the Grammys, with 1916 included in the Best Metal Performance category, it was a rare gesture of acknowledgement from an industry which had largely sought to keep a safe, respectable distance from the band. Given that his band have been ripped off, dismissed and patronized within the industry for decades, Lemmy viewed the accolade - and the ceremony itself - with a certain amount of wry detachment, witheringly observing "everyone was dressed in hired penguin tuxedos, trying to look as much as possible like the motherfuckers who were stealing their money."
"We don't play the game," Lemmy snorted. "I had a great speech ready in the event we had won. I was going to say, I'm not going to thank anybody. None of you fuckers have ever given us a hand. You didn't do anything."
Sadly, the assembled suits never got to hear this wry tribute, as Motörhead lost out on the night to Metallica's self-titled 'Black' album. Ironically when they did finally win a Grammy, in 2005, they did so with a cover of Metallica's Whiplash, the second time they were nominated for covering a track by a band who took so much influence from them, having also been nominated in 1999 for their version of Enter Sandman.
"They got the knife in even then," sniffed an unimpressed Lemmy after being informed of Motörhead's triumph. "It was like, 'We still don't think you're any good, but we gotta give you an award cos you've been going for 30 fucking years'."