HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, the supergroup featuring international film star and musician Johnny Depp alongside Alice Cooper and AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry, paid tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister by performing the MOTÖRHEAD classic “Ace Of Spades” last night (Monday, February 15) at the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dave Grohl introduced the VAMPIRES’ appearance by saying:
“Many of us play rock and roll, but very few of us are rock and roll. Lemmy Kilmister was rock and roll. He was a rebel and an outsider, one of a kind and a way of life. He was MOTÖRHEAD. 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 MOTÖRHEAD left their mark on me a long time ago, just as they did for everybody who’s ever loved rock and roll. As Lemmy taught us in ‘Ace Of Spades’, the pleasure is to play. So tonight, I wanna thank Lemmy and the late Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor for their music and everything it meant.”
Gilby Clarke is an American guitarist and producer best known for his three year stint as the rhythm guitarist of legendary Guns N’ Roses. Clarke replaced original guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the “Use Your Illusion” – tour. Following his departure from the group, Clarke started his own solo career and has played with many different groups like Slash’s Snakepit, Heart, and MC5. Recently Clarke has been busy with his all-star super group Rock ‘n Roll All Stars which just finished a series of shows in South America. Clarke was also participating in Guns ’n Roses Hall of Fame introduction in April 2012. Gilby Clarke started his European solo tour in Helsinki on May 5th which is where we had the pleasure to sit down with the man himself and discuss the current things mentioned above as well as his near future plans. Read on!