“We were best of friends”: Rocker Doro Pesch Talks About Getting Lemmy Bullet

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Doro Pesch photo: V-spectrum (Wikimedia Commons) / Alejandro Páez (Molcatron on Flickr) (Wikimedia Commons)
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In a recent YouTube video, rocker Doro Pesch talked about how she was one of the several people to receive a Lemmy bullet from the late  Motörhead bassist.

As reported by Blabbermouth, Pesch posted a video on her official YouTube channel where she – speaking entirely in German – reflects on being one of the individuals to receive a special Lemmy bullet.

A wish from the legendary rocker was that, upon his passing, his ashes would be pressed into bullets. These bullets were then distributed to those close to Lemmy. Among Pesch, former Headbangers Ball host Riki Rachtman, tennis player Pat Cash, and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford have also received a Lemmy bullet.

In a message that accompanied the YouTube video, Pesch wrote the following:

“Receiving a bullet with Lemmy’s ashes inside was one of the most intense moments of my life, indescribable heartbreaking and touching. I loved him so much. We toured together and recorded together (you can hear a bit of our song ‘It Still Hurts’ in this video), and most of all: We were best of friends. I will miss him forever…”

In a conversation with Brazil’s Inside With Paulo Baron last May, Pesch spoke about obtaining the bullet pressed with Lemmy’s ashes. This excerpt is also transcribed by Blabbermouth:

“Two weeks ago, I got a little box from America. It came to my mom’s house. At the moment, I’m in Germany. I go back to the States in two weeks. But I was in Germany. And then my mom said, ‘Hey, do you expect something?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And then she said, ‘Shall I open it up?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, open it up.’ And she said, ‘There’s a letter in it. And there’s a little box in it. It’s jewelry or something.’ And I said, ‘Okay. I’ll wait. I’ll get it.’ And it was the bullet of Lemmy with Lemmy’s ashes in there. And I tell you, I almost dropped dead. It was, like, ‘Wow.’ And then I heard that somebody said Lemmy wrote a list and he wanted his closest friends or family to have his ashes. And I’ve got this bullet right here. I had no words for it. It’s pretty moving and touching. But in the letter, it said, ‘He liked you a lot’ or ‘he loved you a lot,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, man. That feels so good.’ That makes you feel like… Now I’m motivated for the next hundred years to do good and to rock the fans. That gave me so much love and so much energy.”

Lemmy passed away in December of 2015. He was 70 years old.

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Words by: Michael Pementel

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