Anthrax has a new album called For All Kings on the way, meaning Fuse was fortunate enough to catch up with guitarist and co-founder Scott Ian. Sadly two recent deaths had us spending part of our time reflecting on the passing, lives and influence of both David Bowie and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
"The guy lived his life exactly how he wanted to live it, every second, y'know, for 70 years," Ian says of Lemmy. "So I don't think he had any complaints." Ian joined Dave Grohl as one of the musicians who eulogized Lemmy at the memorial service.
Ian truly believes, cliché sentiment or not, that Lemmy wouldn't like anyone feeling sad about his death. "That dude would not want anyone shedding a tear for him not being here. That guy lived a life that nobody gets to live."
He does imagine Lemmy himself feeling sad that his band has disbanded in his absence. (Could there be any other way, though?) So can Ian picture someone else fronting a reunited Motörhead somewhere down the line? A hologram, perhaps—although he wouldn't be thrilled about it.
Once you've seen the Anthrax thrasher remember Lemmy Kilmister, watch his thoughts on David Bowie: