Lemmy Kilmister is gone, but not forgotten. Least of all by Metallica, who pay tribute to the deceased Motorhead bassist in their new video “Murder One.”
The animated video, directed by Robert Valley, follows Kilmister’s career trajectory, from getting his mind blown by Jimi Hendrix to his ouster from space-rock band Hawkwind to his quest to form a band that would be the “dirtiest in the world.”
“I still hear your thunder/the man in black/born to lose, no excuse/till the end/been living to win,” the lyrics declare, before the video closes with an image of Kilmister — who died last December of prostate cancer at age 70 — removing his hand from his Rickenbacker bass in order to flip the bird.
The track is included on Metallica’s upcoming album “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct,” on sale Friday.
The band has said that it will release a video for every song on the new long-player.
Watch the “Murder One” video. Feel free to throw the horns and bang your head a little while doing so — we’re not judging.