Slash Pays Tribute to Lemmy with Cover of Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" — Video

Last Thursday night (also known as New Year's Eve) at the Las Vegas House of Blues, Slash—along with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators—performed a cover of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" as a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister.

"I'm going to miss this guy more than words can express; Rock n Roll personified & the embodiment of everything it stands for & a truly good friend. RIP Lemmy," Slash wrote on Instagram after Kilmister died December 28 after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer.

On December 15, Slash was among the rockers in attendance at Lemmy's 70th birthday party at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go Go. That night, he performed Motörhead's "(We Are) the Road Crew" with members of Anthrax.

Slash and Lemmy previously teamed up on "Doctor Alibi," a track off Slash's 2010 self-titled solo album. You can hear it below (bottom video). That same year, Slash and Dave Grohl joined Lemmy for a performance of "Ace of Spades" at the Revolver Golden God Awards (middle video).

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.