The leader of Metallica James Hetfield said that the new song of the band ‘Murder One’ is dedicated to the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The musicians are longtime fans of Motorhead, and so they decided to pay tribute to their idol. ‘Murder One’ contains several lines of Lemmy’s texts.
“Motörhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now,” frontman James Hetfield said. “But just Lemmy as an entity, as kind of a father figure, he helped us a lot. He was unafraid. And he was a character. And he was himself. And we all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”
Drummer Lars Ulrich added:
”In the summer of 1981, I followed Motörhead around on tour. That was what made me want to be in a band. When I came back to Southern California and called up James and said, ‘Listen, we’ve got to give this a shot,’ … Motörhead is the catalyst.”
“Murder One” is the fifth track on Disc Two of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. The album will be released on November 18 via Blackened Recordings.
Recall that Metallica introduced premiere of clip ‘Moth Into Flame’ several days ago.