Saturday, January 30, 2016

Anthrax's Frank Bello about Lemmy Kilmister: "He made it okay to be yourself"


Anthrax bassist Frank Bello paid tribute to Lemmy Kilmister.


He said: "The legacy of Lemmy is he is an amazing icon as we all know. Lemmy was also just a really great dude, a really nice guy when you talk to him. He was just a really good guy. He'd talk about anything. For me, particularly, it was about bass and tones and rock and roll tones and stuff like that. Just a really good guy."

He continued: "You know what the great thing about Lemmy was, for me, even before I was friends with him? I thought that Lemmy always did it his way. He made it okay to be yourself. For me, that meant a lot growing up. Seeing him, he was himself no matter what and he didn't care what anybody else said. I think that carries a lot with people. A lot of people can relate to that. I certainly did. I still do to this day. I think that can really translate and go across to a lot of people."

Bello added: "There will never be another Lemmy. God rest his soul. I'm glad for his time on earth and the music he left us."