Remembering Lemmy: Fond Farewells

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As soon as Lemmy’s death was made known, there was an outpouring of emotion from his fellow rock stars on the web. Here’s just a handful.

“For a grizzled old rocker, Lemmy had a certain gnarled charm. He was never anything short of an old-fashioned gent.” Captain Sensible

“I can’t think of anyone who didn’t adore Lemmy. We did many shows together, and looked forward to it every time. Rock’n’roll heaven just got heavier.” Alice Cooper

“Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.” Ozzy Osbourne

“The legend will never die. His life was all about the music, being on stage and giving pleasure to others.” Tony Iommi

“In the 1980s I failed miserably to keep up with him at the bar. he set the bar. He was the bar.” Glenn Hughes

“The shows, the tours we did and the laughs and stories we shared – all of these and more will be cherished.” Judas Priest

“Lemmy said, ‘If you’re going to use a knife, use a real one’ and gave me two Hitler Youth knives.” Keith Emerson

“Sitting here, re-tweeting, distracted and wondering what I can possibly say about our utterly unique friend Lemmy’s passing. Ouch.” Brian May

“Rest in peace. Shake the heavens, my friend.” Gene Simmons

“He brought joy to millions. His was a life lived hard and lived well – and loud!” Henry Rollins

“Rest in peace… loudly! The world has lost a unique character. They don’t build them like you any more. But you played a great set.” Iron Maiden