Australian thrash grind unit KING PARROT paid tribute to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister on December 31 by performing the MOTÖRHEAD classic “Ace Of Spades” during their concert at the Crowbar in Brisbane, Australia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
KING PARROT’s latest album came out in May 2015 in North America via Housecore Records. Titled “Dead Set”, the record was produced by former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip H. Anselmo and his recording crew of Michael Thompson and Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu’s Lair (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) in Louisiana and spews forth ten ravaging psalms that showcase KING PARROT’s signature punk rock spirit and pummeling sonic debauchery. A true leap forward from KING PARROT’s debut, “Dead Set” exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who’ve committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis.
Lemmy, who just celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died on December 28 in Los Angeles.
MOTÖRHEAD was revered by both metal and punk fans, and Lemmy was considered an icon for his musical talent and his embodiment of the rock n’ roll lifestyle.
Lemmy had been dealing with serious health issues for the past two years, including getting a pacemaker in 2013 and suffering from a hematoma in 2014. But despite 40 years of hard living and drinking, he continued to tour and record at a feverish pace.
The band was forced to cancel or postpone a number of shows last year due to Lemmy’s poor health, which also forced him to cut back on his drinking and give up smoking.