Watch: Slash Gives a Blistering Musical Tribute to Lemmy

Motörhead’s front man died at the end of December.

It’s still hard to grasp the fact that Motörhead’s legendary leader Lemmy Kilmister actually died—just four days after his 70th birthday, no less—at the end of 2015. But Lemmy, who switched from Jack and Coke to vodka and o.j. at one point for better health, is indeed gone, leaving a massive metal legacy behind. 

Few will understand what Lemmy left behind like former (and maybe future) Guns N’ Roses guitar god Slash

The shaggy-haired ax man was playing a New Year’s Eve gig with vocalist and bassist Todd ‘Dammit’ Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz, and rhythm guitarists Myles Kennedy and Frank Sidoris when they threw down a fiery take on Motörhead’s 1980 screamer, “Ace of Spades.” 

We can’t presume to know what Lemmy would say from his iron throne in Metal Valhalla about Slash’s tribute, but it’s easy to believe he would love it. 

” tml-embed-width=”640″ tml-embed-height=”360″ tml-render-layout=”inline