Airbourne’s Video for Lemmy Tribute Song Features Classic Motorhead Footage
Airbourne have released a video for their Lemmy Kilmister tribute song "It's All for Rock 'n' Roll" that blends new performances and classic footage of the late Motorhead legend. Check out the clip's world premiere at imotorhead.com.
"He was so gracious and such a wonderful guy, and we’d always see him overseas at festivals," Airbourne frontman Joel O'Keeffe told Team Rock. "We’re used to going on tour, doing our set, then an hour later hearing the immortal words, ‘We’re Motorhead and we play rock ‘n’ roll.’ Then we’d hear the thunder of Lemmy’s bass and the whole thing erupt. That’s not there anymore. They’re still here in our hearts and they always will be, but we don’t get to see Lemmy anymore and that’s left such a gaping hole. So, [sibling drummer] Ryan [O'Keeffe] and I started talking and we decided to write a song for Lemmy."
"It's All for Rock 'n' Roll" closes out Airbourne's latest album, Breakin' Outta Hell. The album shot into the Top 10 in both the U.K. and their native Australia after its September release last year.
O'Keeffe said the song lyric underscores the commitment Lemmy had to music and that his fans, in turn, showed Motorhead. "He did it from day one to the finish, and that’s what happens when you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll," O'Keeffe said. "Everyone is in it from day one until the end, and we’re all in it together. That’s why I sing, ‘It’s all for one, it’s one for all, it’s all for rock ‘n’ roll.’ That’s what the song is about. It’s for all the rock ‘n’ roll heroes that we’ve lost. That’s why we finished the record with it. It’s all for rock ‘n’ roll.”
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