The QOTSA man honours, 'an loveable rogue'
Andrew Trendell

15:47 29th December 2015

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has paid a fittingly expletive tribute to the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy, with his wife Brody Dalle also honouring the rock n' roll icon. 

The stars came out to mourn to death of Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away yesterday just days after discovering he had cancer

Queen's guitarist Brian May was among one of the longer and more heartfelt tributes to his friend, with QOTSA and Eagles Of Death Metal man Josh Homme now taking online to pay his respects.

"Actually, I'm pissed off Lem is dead," Homme wrote on Instagram. "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.

Homme continued: "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.

He added: "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"

 

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

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His wife, former Distillers icon and solo queen, Brody Dalle also paid tribute:

 

Rest in peace you handsome badass devil , thanks for the killer tunes ❤️ #Lemmy

A photo posted by Brody Dalle-Homme (@nerdjuice79) on

Meanwhile, Homme and his charity The Sweet Stuff Foundation recently launched a series of covers of Eagles Of Death Metal's 'I Love You All The Time' by the likes of Florence + The Machine, Mini Mansions, Alex Turner, Jimmy Eat World and more to raise money for the victims of the Paris terror attacks

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