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Listen to Lemmy’s long-lost duet with Lynda Kay

Lemmy onstage with Motorhead in 2009 - the same year he finished recording the duet (Image credit: Gary Miller/FilmMagic - Getty)

Americana artist Lynda Kay has released her duet with late Motorhead (opens in new tab) icon Lemmy (opens in new tab).

Lemmy began writing The Mask in 1979 and completed it with Kay in 2009, where it remained under wraps until now.

Lemmy's vocals on the track are a far cry from the style we’re used to, although it’s still unmistakably him, with the pair’s voices gently sweeping through the poignant ballad.

Kay says: “Big news! The first single on my new double album Black & Gold is a the long-lost duet I wrote and recorded with my dear friend Lemmy of Motorhead called The Mask. I'm so proud of this song, hope you enjoy it too.”

Black & Gold is out today and features band members from Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Tedeschi Trucks, John Legend, Rita Coolidge, Jackson Browne and Jenny Lewis. 

A selection of songs from the double album will feature on the Amazon Prime series Goliath, which stars Kay alongside Billy Bob Thornton.

Meanwhile, as previously reported, Motorhead’s 1979 albums Overkill and Bomber will be reissued on October 25 (opens in new tab) through BMG on 2CD and 3LP.

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