Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Recalls The One Time He Hung Out With Lemmy Kilmister
In a recent tweet he posted on Twitter, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea has remembered the time when he spent time with Motörhead’s founder Lemmy Kilmister.
Lemmy Kilmister was a musician who is also the founder, lead singer, and bassist of the band Motörhead. He was known for his trademark looks including his fashion sense which was influenced by the military, his mutton chops, his way of playing the bass, and his easily recognizable voice in the history of rock music. Until he died, Lemmy has worked with Motörhead touring and recording with them being the only continuous member of the band.
Lemmy Kilmister was a heavy alcohol drinker and drug user, yet he died on December 28, 2015, just four days before his 70th birthday, from prostate cancer he was diagnosed with only two days before his passing. After his death was announced, Flea has also paid respect to him on his Twitter along with numerous musicians, saying he was his hero, and one of the greatest rockers of all time being an amazingly unique and incredible bass player.
In a response to a tweet by the NPR Music critic Ann Powers stating that once she took her little brother to a metal show where he got to met Lemmy Kilmister, Flea has also said that he recalled the time he spent with Lemmy. He said that he was thinking about Lemmy and the time they hung out together when he woke up in the morning, saying what a great musician he was. He then considered Lemmy Kilmister as having one of a kind sound and rhythm.
Flea said in his tweet that:
“So crazy, when I woke this morning, I was thinking of Lemmy and the one time I hung out with him and what a fucking great musician he was. One of a kind sound and rhythm.”
Below is the tweet Flea has posted on his Twitter.
So crazy, when I woke this morning. I was thinking of Lenny and the one time I hung out with him and what a fucking great musician he was. One of a kind sound and rhythm
— Flea (@flea333) July 11, 2021