Josh Homme Posts Rant Following The Death Of Motörhead's Lemmy

29 December 2015, 11:58

Josh Homme and Lemmy from Motorhead

The Queens Of The Stone Age singer called the late bassist "one of a kind" and "the genuine article".

Josh Homme has posted a lengthy tribute to Motörhead frontman Lemmy, praising his authenticity, following the news of his death today

The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman shared an angry and passionate message on the band's official Instagram page, revealing the "genuine" traits the rocker possessed and condemning "posers" who are "desperate for fame".

The No One Knows rocker wrote: Actually, I'm pissed off Lem is dead. This sucks. One of the last REAL rock n roll motherfuckers has crossed over & I miss him. He was true to himself without question. 

"He knew, there was no other pathway. A no bullshit, one of a kind, sharp tongued, hard livin', un-PC, stylish, hilarious & flat out genuine badass leader. He didn't give a fuck about yer peanut gallery, your anonymous opinion in the comment section or your fragile fucking sensibilities. 

He added: "The rest of these posers are trying to sell you water & champagne or are "building their brand"... Just Fucking snake oil salesmen. Toads. Greedy jive ass turkeys. Panderers. Hacks. Followers. Desperate for fame"

See his fiery post in full below: 

 

Actually, I'm pissed off Lem is dead. This sucks. One of the last REAL rock n roll motherfuckers has crossed over & I miss him. He was true to himself without question. He knew, there was no other pathway. A no bullshit, one of a kind, sharp tongued, hard livin', un-PC, stylish, hilarious & flat out genuine badass leader. He didn't give a fuck about yer peanut gallery, your anonymous opinion in the comment section or your fragile fucking sensibilities. Yet, he was always a caring & fascinating, kind & honest, gracious & a wise, intelligent & valuable friend. Never a bully, always a honorable rogue. You got a straight answer outta Lem, even if it was not what you wanted to hear. Because he was the genuine article. a maverick, an icon. The rest of these posers are trying to sell you water & champagne or are "building their brand"... Just Fucking snake oil salesmen. Toads. Greedy jive ass turkeys. Panderers. Hacks. Followers. Desperate for fame. Fuck fame. Fame is the toilet paper used on the ass of infamy. & infamy is dangerous & chaotic. Fuck safety. Fuck rules. Fuck insurance based suggestions. Lemme's "brand" was forged in the fires of individuality & would scar you for life. Lemmy IS rock n roll. Lemmy cared for his crew, his fans & that's it. He United punks & metalheads without being either, yet somehow embodied both. He had the respect from all scenes & sides. No one, I mean, no one else did. Or could've. You don't respect or dig Motorhead?? Then You musta ain't never heard em before or you jus don't know shit about jack. Fact. Lemmy, You will never be forgotten. I'm Proud to have had spent so many hours lost in conversation with you brotha. All My love & respect to you. See you in Valhalla. Jho

A photo posted by QOTSA (@queensofthestoneage) onDec 29, 2015 at 2:08am PST

 

Lemmy - real name Ian Kilmister - passed away after just learning he had cancer on Boxing Day 2015.

Stars from across the world of rock have commented on the sad passing of the Ace Of Spades Rocker, with Ozzy Osburne, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Stereophonics and more paying tribute.

See some of their tweets below: