The quartet were there to celebrate Dimebash in honour of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell
Dave Grohl joined members of Metallica, Slayer and Pantera onstage last night to honour Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who died on December 28, 2015.
The bands had gathered last night (January 22) to celebrate Dimebash, an annual LA celebration to commemorate late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell – but they took the opportunity to also pay tribute to Lemmy by covering ‘Ace of Spades’ together.
The line-up was formed of Grohl on guitar, Pantera’s Phil Anselmo on vocals, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo on bass and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo rounding off the lineup.
See the performance below.
Lemmy was recently the subject of a documentary to commemorate his life. Lemmy: In His Own Words was available on iPlayer from yesterday (January 22) and comprises archive footage from BBC interviews and live performances.
Footage from the documentary has been taken from previous BBC series including I’m In A Rock ‘N’ Roll Band and Heavy Metal Britannia plus live performances including Motörhead appearances on Later…With Jools Holland, The Young Ones and Top of the Pops.
BBC Music editor James Stirling says: “Lemmy was a colossal figure in British music and he had a unique approach to both his songs and the industry he found himself in.
“There was a smart sense of humour at the heart of everything, something clearly demonstrated through his interviews and performances we’ve uncovered from the BBC Music archive.”