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Hellraiser's Doug Bradley pays tribute to Lemmy Kilmister

12.30.2015by: Cody Hamman
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The horror and metal fan communities have a large overlap, so I'm sure that many Arrow in the Head readers were upset by the news that Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away earlier this week.

I can't profess to have a deep knowledge of Motörhead myself, most of my exposure to their songs just came from movie soundtracks, but I have enjoyed what I've heard of them. One of the films the band contributed a song to was 1992's HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH. The song was, fittingly, "Hellraiser", which Lemmy had written with Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde the previous year. HELLRAISER creator Clive Barker directed the "Hellraiser" video, mixing clips from HELL ON EARTH with footage of Doug Bradley interacting with Lemmy while in full Pinhead regalia.

Bradley is one of the many people who has taken to social media to express his sorrow at the loss of Lemmy, saying

Sad to hear of Lemmy's passing.

"Icon" is a word perhaps thrown around too easily-Lemmy fits it like a glove. I said that as someone who was not much of a fan of Motörhead, though I stepped aboard his Silver Machine with great pleasure 40 years and more ago. 

Then, of course, came the day I spent shooting the "Hellraiser" video with him in an abandoned theatre in downtown LA. It was a memorable day in many ways, not least for the time spent sitting across a card table from him, waiting to shoot the scene. I sipped water while he drank whiskey at an alarming rate, we swapped memories of The Goons and Spike Milligan and laughed a lot together. In spite of the liquor and the god-knows-what-else, a gentle, charming, funny man.

Peace and Pain
Doug

Lemmy and Pinhead can be seen raising hell together in the video below.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of Lemmy?
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11:59PM on 12/30/2015
We are Motorhead, we play Rock & Roll!
We are Motorhead, we play Rock & Roll!
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2:34PM on 12/30/2015
Sounds like Doug Bradley is frowning upon drinking and the like, so this has put him down on the coolness factor. Long live Lemmy and Motorhead!
Sounds like Doug Bradley is frowning upon drinking and the like, so this has put him down on the coolness factor. Long live Lemmy and Motorhead!
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4:01PM on 01/01/2016
I can assure you with complete certainty that Doug does not in any way frown upon drinking. In fact, I write this as he sits next to me with his glass of Johnny Walker Red on the rocks. He doesn't drink while on the clock though and this was indeed, a job. He mentioned the alcohol only because he was astonished at the rate of which Lemmy guzzled from a container that he later found out contained alcohol. He also told me that you would have never known that he had drank so much. He walked and
I can assure you with complete certainty that Doug does not in any way frown upon drinking. In fact, I write this as he sits next to me with his glass of Johnny Walker Red on the rocks. He doesn't drink while on the clock though and this was indeed, a job. He mentioned the alcohol only because he was astonished at the rate of which Lemmy guzzled from a container that he later found out contained alcohol. He also told me that you would have never known that he had drank so much. He walked and talked perfectly straight and was an absolute gent of a man. He really enjoyed working and spending time with him. :)
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