The friends and family of the late Lemmy Kilmister, known for being the truly rock and roll heart of Motörhead, gathered yesterday for a funeral service. Lemmy died in late December from to a particularly aggressive form of cancer. His funeral was filled with tributes from the likes of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Slash, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian. In his eulogy, Grohl described his first meeting with Lemmy, describing him as his hero, “the one true rock and roller who bridged my love of AC/DC, Sabbath, and Zeppelin, with my love of GBH and the Ramones and Black Flag.” Fighting back tears, Grohl closed his speech by quoting the Little Richard song “Precious Lord Take My Hand.”
In his speech, Slash spoke about being “fucking intimidated” when he first met Lemmy with Guns N’ Roses in London. “He was such a fucking great example of what much of my peers want to be,” Slash said. “He was just true to school and had more integrity in one finger than most rock and rollers.”
Ozzy Osbourne has previously paid tribute to Lemmy with a long piece in Rolling Stone. You can watch the full memorial service below.