Metal Musicians and Celebrities React to Lemmy’s Death


Update: There are now even more tributes to Lemmy available. You can read those here.

While we’re still reeling from the news that Lemmy Kilmister has died the metal world is paying tribute to the mustachioed one in its own way, with dozens of well-known metal musicians and personalities posting a few words and personal memories in his honor. A few highlights are below.

Ozzy Osbourne:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Paul Stanley (KISS):

King Diamond:

Ice-T (Bodycount):

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records):

Billy Idol:

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit):

Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust):

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue):


Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth):

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Billy Graziedei (Biohazard):

Fozzy: https://twitter.com/FOZZYROCK/status/681645204730806272

Rich Ward (Fozzy): https://twitter.com/thedukeofmetal/status/681655144874807297


Butch Walker (South Gang, Marvelous 3, himself):

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash):

Michael Sweet (Stryper):

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana):

Joey Kramer (Aerosmith):


Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath):

https://twitter.com/glenn_hughes/status/681642818666807298 Travis Barker (Blink 182): 


Riki Rachtman (ex-MTV VJ):

Carson Daly (ex-MTV VJ):


Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, VHOL):

Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses):

In Flames:

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind):

Mark Holcomb (Periphery):

Nick Hipa (As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar):

Phil Sgrosso (As I Lay Dying, Wovenwar):

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt):

Sick of it All:

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

Living Colour:

Frank Bello (Anthrax):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Sharon Osbourne:

DJ Ashba (Guns N’ Roses, Beautiful Creatures):

Twitching Tongues:

Jim Breuer (comedian):

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, etc):

Oli Herbert (All That Remains):

Doc Coyle (God Forbid):


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses, Art of Anarchy):

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