“We Are The Ones” features Motörhead’s frontman collaborating with guitarist Chris Declercq
By David Sands
December 5, 2017
Lemmy’s final solo recording, “We Are The Ones,” has just been made public.
The Motörhead frontman, who died in 2015, collaborated with Swiss guitarist Chris Declercq on the adrenaline-fueled rocker about six months before his passing.
Declercq, a session musician who’s worked with Guns N’ Roses’ Dizzy Reed, Blaze Bayley and Michael Kenney of Iron Maiden, Billy Sheehan and others, penned the lyrics and took care of the melody for the song, but Lemmy’s contributions—his chugging basslines and that unmistakably raspy voice—are hard to miss. The song also features Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle and Guns N’ Roses on drums and co-producer Martin Guigui playing synth.
Declercq first met Lemmy at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in 2005, shortly after the guitarist had moved to Hollywood. He introduced himself to the mutton-chopped rock icon and gave him a copy of his CD
“At the moment, never could I have imagined that I would end up co-writing with him and making some magic with him,” Declercq said in a short mini-documentary about the track (SEE BELOW).
The musicians began recording tracks in 2014 and Lemmy completed his bass contributions
in March 2015. Declercq finished mixing “We Are The Ones” at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in January of this year.
The swiss guitarist is currently putting the finishing touches an album that will be released in the near future by Pacific Records.
“We Are the Ones”
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