Dave Grohl joined members of Pantera, Metallica and Slayer on stage at Dimebash in Los Angeles to pay tribute to late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Grohl, Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo performed the 1980 Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades," complete with the best Lemmy-style growl Anselmo had to offer.
Dimebash is an annual celebration of late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was gunned down onstage by a deranged fan in 2004, Rolling Stone said.
After the event, Trujillo posted a photo of the night on impromptu supergroup on Twitter. He wrote: "Rocked 'Ace of Spades' with Phil Anselmo, @TheDaveLombardo and Dave Grohl! #Dimebash2016."
The 2016 Ride for Dime Dimebash helps raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund. Other guests included members of Danzig, Alice in Chains, Type O Negative, Machine Head and more. The Dimebash honorary gig followed both Grohl's and Trujillo's emotional eulogies at Kilmister's memorial service two weeks ago.
— Robert Trujillo (@RobertTrujillo) January 23, 2016
"He's the one true rock 'n' roller that bridged my love of AC/DC and Sabbath and Zeppelin with my love of GBH, the Ramones and Black Flag," Grohl said. He recalled the first time he met Kilmister: "So I walked up and said, 'Excuse me, Lemmy, I don't want to bother you, but you've influenced me so much. You're my musical hero. I'm a musician, I play in the Foo Fighters, and I was in Nirvana.
"I think what everybody has always known or at least learned today is that Lemmy was not only that kind of ... whiskey-drinking rock 'n' roll star, but he had the biggest heart and set such a great example because he was so kind to everyone," Grohl said of the Motorhead frontman at the Jan. 9 service.