Some of the biggest names in rock music came together in Los Angeles Saturday night to pay their respects to Motorhead frontman Lemmy, who died late last month at the age of 70, just two days after being diagnosed with cancer.
Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl and original Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash were among those who delivered speeches at the service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The service was streamed live online.
In his speech, Grohl got emotional as he paid tribute to Lemmy. "He was my hero, he's the one true rock 'n' roller," Grohl said.
Born Ian Kilmister, Lemmy formed Motorhead in 1975. He was known for his aggressive bass and his gravelly voice on such songs as “Bomber,” “Overkill” and the band’s most famous track “Ace of Spades.”
“It's still very popular. When we do it onstage, everyone loves it," Lemmy told Rolling Stone in August.
Lemmy was known for his hard living lifestyle that including heavy drinking. While confirming his death on Facebook last month, Motorhead urged fans to “play Lemmy's music loud. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the life this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself. He would want exactly that."