As we near the end of a year that saw the loss of far too many icons, we’ve approached the one year mark since the passing of beloved Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The tributes have been incessant throughout the last dozen months and have some extra wind in their sails today (Dec. 28). German metal goddess Doro Pesch was one of Lem’s closest friends and she’s offered a tribute of her own with a touching music video for “It Still Hurts,” a song the two recorded back in 2012.
The video opens with an image of a clean-shaven Kilmister followed by a picture of the two standing side by side before text flashes across the screen in remembrance of the rock ‘n’ roll legend. As the delicate chords ring out and Doro and Lem trade lines, the video rolls through footage of times the two shared the stage together and some standalone moments that typify Lemmy’s iconic image.
“Today is exactly one year ago since the rock ‘n’ roll world lost Lemmy Kilmister, one of its greatest ever — and one of my best and most beloved friends. One year… and we miss Lemmy so much. The wish to honor him and his remembrance day with a video, showing some beautiful moments, came from deep within our hearts. And here it is: In Memoriam – Lemmy, one of the greatest heroes in Rock,” said Doro in a post on her Facebook page, adding, “It still hurts… R.I.P., my dear friend Lemmy — we love you!”
Lemmy passed away on Dec. 28, just four days after his 70th birthday and only two days after he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His cause of death was ruled to be a combination of prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure.
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