Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry’s band The Hollywood Vampires have played at the Grammys as a tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy.The metal frontman, whose real name was Ian Kilmister, died from cancer at the end of December. The Hollywood Vampires, who were playing on TV for the first time, were introduced by Dave Grohl. “Many of us play rock’n’roll but a rare few among us are rock’n’roll. Lemmy Kilmister was rock’n’roll,” he said.
“He was a rebel, an outsider, a one of a kind and a way of life. He was Motorhead. He was a legend and I was proud to call him my friend. “I have an Ace Of Spades tattoo, but the truth is Lemmy and Motorhead left their mark on me a long time ago, just as they did for everybody who has ever loved rock and roll. “As Lemmy taught us in Ace Of Spades, the pleasure is to play.”
The Hollywood Vampires performed an original song, As Bad as I Am, before moving on to Ace Of Spades in front of a huge picture of Lemmy.