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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).

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.