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RIP LEMMY

“… you know I was born to lose, and gamblin’s for fools, but that’s the way I like it baby… I don’t wanna live forever!” I just found out Lemmy Kilmister has died. Lemmy’s death is a real kick in the ribs for me, not just because I love Motorhead, but because my fantasy that the spirit of hard rock can keep even the most reckless, hard-living, sole animated indefinitely… has been shattered. Lemmy looked 60 when he was 30 and didn’t seem to age one bit after that. I saw Motorhead several times over the years and they ALWAYS crushed it! I can’t think of a more reliable musical institution than Motorhead. I guess even though Lemmy was impervious to Jack Daniels and amphetamines, he was finally Killed by Death as he always said he would be. Thanks for the commitment, consistency, and the killer tunes Lemmy!
-Shepard

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