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RIP Lemmy
« on: January 17, 2016, 06:58:15 PM »
Of Hawkwind/Motorhead fame, died from an aggressive cancer, age 70.  He'd also been dealing with other health issues including heart disease (as did David Bowie) and diabetes.

I say this not as any kind of personal judgement on Lemmy or David Bowie, but this brings up the issue of the consequences of living the rock n roll lifestyle for decades.  Long term drug and alcohol use WILL affect your vital organs, as does being a heavy smoker, the most insidious drug, for 40 plus years (and this is the main culprit, IMO).  Bowie smoked almost until the end, and Lemmy as well I believe. 

More than anything, it just pisses me off and makes me sad.  :'(

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Re: RIP Lemmy
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 03:59:30 PM »
Motorhead were one of my favourite bands from my younger years. even though he led that lifestyle, you kind of thought he would just go on forever. Lemmy wouldn't want to rest in peace, he would rather have it fast and loud! A very great loss to the rock world.
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Re: RIP Lemmy
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 05:06:33 PM »
[...] I say this not as any kind of personal judgement on Lemmy or David Bowie, but this brings up the issue of the consequences of living the rock n roll lifestyle for decades.  Long term drug and alcohol use WILL affect your vital organs, as does being a heavy smoker, the most insidious drug, for 40 plus years (and this is the main culprit, IMO). [...]

I didn't know Klaus Schulze was rock'n'roll...?

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