Judas Priest’s Rob Halford says he was one of those who received Lemmy Kilmister’s ashes inside a bullet

Author Samuel Järvinen - 18.11.2021

When legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away, some of the singer-bassist’s ashes were put up inside of bullets. The bullets, engraved with Lemmy’s name, were then distributed to the musician’s closest friends.

Now Judas Priest singer Rob Halford reveals he is one of the people in possession of a bullet full of Lemmy’s ashes. Halford confirms this in a recent interview with SpeedFreaks.

“When Lemmy passed away, I had this beautiful opportunity to speak at his memorial. We had a great get-together; all of us musicians from all over the world, we met in Hollywood and we talked about Lemmy and his great life and the things that he’s left us. And then, not too far back, I get something in the mail from the Lemmy people; Lemmy’s office, his manager and everybody still work tirelessly to keep his name with us, as he always will be. They sent me — it’s a bullet [laughs], it’s a bullet with some of Lemmy’s ashes inside of it.”

Halford thinks Lemmy would have been thrilled about his ashes inside bullets:

“To use an object like that to carry his remains is just so Lemmy — it’s provocative, it makes you think, it makes you talk. But as far as having a beautiful part of Lemmy physically with me right now in my house, that’s just magical.”

Singer Doro has also revealed that she is in possession of a similar bullet, as has former Headbangers Ball host Riki Rachtman.