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Dave Grohl and Slash Deliver Moving Euologies at Lemmy's Memorial Service [WATCH]

 

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Saturday night (Jan. 9), a host of hard rock musicians including Dave Grohl, Slash, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Judas Priest's Rob Halford and more delivered moving eulogies to the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.

The service was done perfectly to match the lifestyle and ethos of Lemmy, as speakers told stories of the rocker's antics all while cussing up a storm and drinking in the beautiful venue adorned with a massive, towering Marshall speaker stack.

Dave Grohl's speech was the last of the night and possibly the most emotional as he broke down in tears remembering a shared love he and Lemmy had for Little Richard. One day Grohl got the chance to meet Little Richard at LAX and he signed a little Bible pamphlet for Grohl. At that point in the speech Grohl pauses, pulls out the pamphlet that he kept all those years ago and emotionally says that he was going to give it to Lemmy on his birthday.

There were laughs too during the speech, such as Grohl's story of when Lemmy first saw him play an acoustic show and was kind enough to put out his cigarette and set aside his beer because Grohl's baby was in the room.

In a sign that Lemmy is still screwing with everyone back on earth, Grohl's speech cuts out at the exact moment he's about to reveal the first words Lemmy ever said to him.

Slash has never been one for words, but the Guns N Roses guitarist took the podium Saturday anyway and delivered a sincere speech, saying, "He was such a f*cking great example that much of my peers want to be. He was just true to school and had more integrity in one finger than most rock and rollers."

Watch the full memorial service below.

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