There are some events in music that warrant dedication across news sources, regardless of the music they typically talk about normally. The untimely passing of Ian “Lemmy” Klimister is one. The official page for his band Motörhead announced that he lost a battle with Cancer two days after his 70th birthday.

As a songwriter for The Ramones and Ozzy Osbourne among others, he’s crafted a huge legacy for himself and has stated important ideas that we in the electronic dance music community should take to heart. This quote in relation to live performance is especially relevant:

“If you’re going to be a fucking rock star go be one. People don’t want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you’d never meet in ordinary life.”

As a man who made something as simple as a microphone’s position on stage solidify him as an artist, Lemmy’s sentiment can be reflected on by artists trying to make a solid presence and impact with their work…or DJs who want to make sure their party’s are the best on the globe. Nothing is wrong with either path a given act chooses to tak

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