Triple H Opens Up About Speaking at Lemmy Kilmister’s Funeral, Impact of Motorhead on His Life


Hammer Magazine recently interviewed WWE’s Triple H, who spoke at the funeral for Lemmy Kilmister, the late frontman of Motorhead. Below are some highlights.

Triple H on speaking at Lemmy’s funeral: “When they asked me to do it, I asked them, ‘Are you asking me because you want me to do this, or are you asking me because you think I want to do this? Because if it’s because you think, ‘Oh, H would probably want to speak,’ then I won’t do it’. They said it was because they wanted me to do it, and so yeah, I was sat with Gene Simmons in the front row, and Ozzy’s just behind me, and then I’m up there in front of the Metallica guys and Dave Grohl and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. These people are peers and friends of his, so I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was honored to be amongst those people, and I made a point of saying that at the start.”

On Motorhead’s Game theme connecting with the WWE audience and becoming a part of Motorhead’s identity: “It’s funny; after Motörhead did The Game, Lemmy used to say to me that there were a lot more younger kids at Motörhead shows. You’d get people that’d have heard of Motörhead, but they’d think it was, like, a biker brand or something, like, ‘I’d heard of these guys, but I didn’t know they sounded like this!’ They were just so different to anything else [being used in WWE] at the time. And after I posted on social media after he passed away, a lot of people replied to me saying, ‘Thank you for getting me into Motörhead’. That meant a lot to me. We also got some [WWE] flags made for the funeral, and it was really cool seeing those up there as well.”

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