Anthrax guitarist and co-founding member Scott Ian was one of several musicians to eulogize Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at his memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 9. The next day, David Bowie died.
"Motörhead and David Bowie are two things that...they've just been there forever," the thrasher, who's got the album For All Kings due in February, told Fuse this week. He said Ziggy Stardust was part of his life "since I've listened to music and even was conscious of what I was hearing on the radio."
Ian admires Bowie's genre-crossing powers and the legacy he left, but laments how hard it must be for the singer's family and for fans who grew up with his music.
"We're in this time-frame now, people my age, who are gonna see all their heroes go, just like our parents saw theirs," says the 52-year-old father. "And you can start to understand how that feels...and...it sucks. It really...it really sucks."
After you've seen the Anthrax shredder remember David Bowie, watch his thoughts on Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister here: