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Hollywood Vampires' Grammys tribute to Lemmy Kilmister

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Hollywood Vampires' Grammys tribute to Lemmy Kilmister

The Hollywood Vampires are to perform a musical tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammy Awards.

The band - which includes the likes of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan - are set to remember the Motörhead frontman, who tragically passed away in December after a short battle with an "aggressive" cancer, as they take to the stage during the awards ceremony.

Alice told Rolling Stone magazine: "Lemmy was one of those salt-of-the-earth guys. Find me somebody who didn't love Lemmy. He's just one of those guys that's impossible not to like.

"He was always funny. I'm a 'healed' alcoholic and I haven't had anything to drink in 35 years. A lot of people that drink always feel a little bit like they owe an explanation to me. A couple weeks before his death, Lemmy came up to me and said, 'Alice, I've quit drinking.' And he's got a glass in his hand. And I go, 'Really?' And he says, 'Yeah, I don't drink whiskey anymore. I drink vodka.' And I went, 'Lemmy, do you think your liver has any idea what colour the alcohol is?' He said, 'Well it's a step down from whiskey.' And I went, 'OK. Any step's a good step.'"

The group will perform their previously unheard track 'As Bad As I Am', which is set to appear on the deluxe edition of their album.

The 58th Grammy Awards will take place Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.