By Tom Farmer
2015 has been an absolute bummer when it comes to rock and roll. a few days ago on the 28th, everyone that was a fan of Rock and Roll, Punk and Heavy Metal lost one of the industries biggest icons in Ian Fraser, best known as Lemmy Kilmister to cancer. The bassist and lead vocalist of one of the UK’s most well known rock bands Motörhead was a pop culture phenomenon. With his quick whits and the internet making endless meme’s. Even people that weren’t familiar with the band knew who Lemmy was. There’s even a saying that goes around for the dedicated rockers that say “Who would win in a fight: Lemmy or God? Trick question. Lemmy IS God!” His reach even went as far as professional wrestling. Former WWE Champion Triple H has had 3 entrance theme songs recorded by Motörhead and have performed numerous times at the industries biggest event of the year Wrestlemania.
Sadly, as this might be the biggest loss in the rock world this year in my opinion, others stars have fallen in 2015. Former grunge rockers Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland died earlier this month. The band reached very moderate success in the 90’s and very young 2000’s. They were known for songs like Creep, Vasoline, Sex Type Thing and Wicked Garden. Weiland died of a drug overdose. Guitar legend B.B. King died earlier this year due to his diabetes. He was 89 years young. Motörhead even lost their old drummer, Phil Taylor, earlier this year. There are plenty left unlisted here but there are too many names to even count at this point. Hopefully 2016 will be a bit more merciful to these legends that I grew up watching and listening to.