Lemmy Kilmister performing with Motorhead during Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2015. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP file
Lemmy Kilmister performing with Motorhead during Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2015. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP file

Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead frontman and hard-rock hero, dies aged 70

Chris Newbould

Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy, born Ian Kilmister in 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, has passed away aged 70. The exact cause of death has not yet been confirmed, although Motörhead’s official website posted a statement last night citing “a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” The legendary frontman has suffered from a number of health problems, including haematoma, for several years. Lemmy also had a defibrillator fitted in 2013 to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Lemmy's first major gig came when he joined the British spacerock outfit Hawkwind in 1972, going on to write and sing on some of their best-known songs, including performing vocals on their biggest hit Silver Machine and writing the song that would go on to be the name of his next band, Motörhead, his final track with Hawkwind.

Astoundingly, considering the band he was a member of, Lemmy was thrown out of Hawkwind in 1975 for his excessive lifestyle. For better or worse, Lemmy never gave up on his love of certain intoxicants, or of performing. Lemmy's own autobiography claims that when he tried to follow The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards down the blood transfusion route to better health, his specialist advised him that he may die without alcohol in his bloodstream. As recently as 2014 he told the UK's Guardian, "Apparently I am still indestructible," adding that the only thing that would stop him playing music was death itself.

Sadly, after 22 studio albums with Motörhead, a stint as bassist in The Damned, his time in Hawkwind, and appearances with the likes of The Sex Pistols, Slash, The Foo Fighters, and even winning a Grammy, ironically, for a cover of Metallica's Whiplash, Lemmy has proved destructible.

Lemmy never married, but is survived by an extensive collection of second world war memorabilia and a lot of bass guitars.

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Edinburgh: November 4 (unchanged)

Bahrain: November 15 (from September 15); second daily service from January 1

Kuwait: November 15 (from September 16)

Mumbai: January 1 (from October 27)

Ahmedabad: January 1 (from October 27)

Colombo: January 2 (from January 1)

Muscat: March 1 (from December 1)

Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

Bologna: March 1 (from December 1)

Source: Emirates

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Started: Sept 2017
Based: UAE with a subsidiary in the UK
Industry: FinTech
Funding: Undisclosed
Investors: Elaine Jones
Number of employees: 8

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The fielding side shall be ready to start each over within 60 seconds of the previous over being completed.
An electronic clock will be displayed at the ground that counts down seconds from 60 to zero.
The clock is not required or, if already started, can be cancelled if:
• A new batter comes to the wicket between overs.
• An official drinks interval has been called.
• The umpires have approved the on field treatment of an injury to a batter or fielder.
• The time lost is for any circumstances beyond the control of the fielding side.
• The third umpire starts the clock either when the ball has become dead at the end of the previous over, or a review has been completed.
• The team gets two warnings if they are not ready to start overs after the clock reaches zero.
• On the third and any subsequent occasion in an innings, the bowler’s end umpire awards five runs.


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Funds raised so far: $10m
Investors: Flat6Labs, Resonance and various others

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Founder: Mohammed Alnamara
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Why it pays to compare

A comparison of sending Dh20,000 from the UAE using two different routes at the same time - the first direct from a UAE bank to a bank in Germany, and the second from the same UAE bank via an online platform to Germany - found key differences in cost and speed. The transfers were both initiated on January 30.

Route 1: bank transfer

The UAE bank charged Dh152.25 for the Dh20,000 transfer. On top of that, their exchange rate margin added a difference of around Dh415, compared with the mid-market rate.

Total cost: Dh567.25 - around 2.9 per cent of the total amount

Total received: €4,670.30 

Route 2: online platform

The UAE bank’s charge for sending Dh20,000 to a UK dirham-denominated account was Dh2.10. The exchange rate margin cost was Dh60, plus a Dh12 fee.

Total cost: Dh74.10, around 0.4 per cent of the transaction

Total received: €4,756

The UAE bank transfer was far quicker – around two to three working days, while the online platform took around four to five days, but was considerably cheaper. In the online platform transfer, the funds were also exposed to currency risk during the period it took for them to arrive.

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