Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
The passing of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the end of 2015 closed the book on an incredible chapter of heavy music.
Credited as one of the most influential musicians to grace the stage on the heavier side of things, as well as making the jack and coke a permanently cool drink, it felt like one of those Michael Hutchins or Kurt Cobain moments; the passing of a true rock star who refused to play by the rules.
Now, with the dust settled and the process of grieving the loss well and truly underway for friends and family, fellow bandmate Phil Campbell has confirmed that the band are planning some “special shows worldwide” as a tribute to the frontman.
Speaking on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast, Campbell stressed that rather than a fully fledged money grab, these would be a select few one-off events.
“We’re not gonna be touring with it. We’re gonna get these people involved and [we have to be mindful of] their schedules as well,” said Campbell. “It wouldn’t be an ongoing thing; everyone’s too busy. But [we want to] do something special. We’re still trying to work on that now.”
With the band having officially disbanded after Kilmister’s death, these shows will no doubt be the final time fans get to hear some of their favourite speed metal anthems in the flesh.
Listen to the entire interview below.