Slash covers ‘Ace of Spades’ at New Year gig, ‘for Lemmy’ – watch

The guitarist had said he'll miss the Motorhead man "more than words can express"

Slash and the Conspirators have covered Motorhead‘s ‘Ace of Spades’ as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at their New Year’s show at Las Vegas venue ‘House of Blues’.

Slash had previously posted on social media saying that he’ll miss Lemmy, who died in late December, “more than words can express”, and describing the Motorhead frontman as “Rock n Roll personified & the embodiment of everything it stands for & a truly good friend”

The full line-up for the Las Vegas cover is as follows: Todd Dammit Kerns on lead vocals/bass guitar, Slash on lead guitar, Myles Kennedy on rhythm guitar, Brent Fitz on drums and Frank Sidoris on rhythm guitar. Slash and Lemmy recorded together on Slash’s 2010 album track ‘Doctor Alibi’.

Watch Slash and the Conspirators perform the tribute cover via YouTube, below:

Lemmy passed away on December 28 2015, aged 70, following a short fight against cancer.

Motorhead released a statement about Lemmy’s death, saying:

“There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family. We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.”

“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.”

Axl Rose, meanwhile, has been teasing the much-hyped rumours of a Guns N’ Roses return, adding to the hype with the oblique references of a New Year’s tweet about Taco Bell. Slash and his former frontman are rumoured to have put the past behind them and reconcilled over recent months.