Upon the announcement of his death, his bandmates requested that Motorhead fans "Play Lemmy's music LOUD. Have a drink or a few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself."
hey didn't have a lot of Top 40 hits, because Humble Pie was a progressive band getting heavy play on Alternative FM, and a Huge Drawing Concert Band. In 1975 those left from the original group moved on to new projects after their Goodbye Pie Tour.
Their success also saved the great Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records from bankruptcy. I saw them play a few times and accidentally spent some time with Gene Simmons one night at a Cher autographing event when he was dating her.
I told him that it was a school night, but he was really begging, so I said that sure I’d go and bring my daughter, Jacqui, with me. He said thanks, and that he’d leave tickets at Will Call. So that evening my daughter, in her mid-teens, and I drove to the Convention C...