Dave Grohl was one of the many musicians deeply affected by the death of Lemmy Kilmister. Hours after his passing on Monday night, Grohl immortalized the Motörhead frontman with a tattoo inspired by the band’s iconic Ace of Spades logo.
Grohl also paid tribute to Lemmy on Foo Fighters’ Facebook page, writing, “We’ve lost a friend & legend. My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win.” He included a link to a video of Motörhead performing “Stay Clean” from their 1979 album Overkill.
Aside from being close friends, Grohl and Lemmy were frequent collaborators. Grohl enlisted Lemmy’s vocals for his 2004 heavy metal side project Probot, and the two also performed together at the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. More recently, Lemmy starred in Foo Fighters’ classic video for “White Limo”.