Motorhead Roadkill exhibit

LEMMY: Was a founder of heavy metal.

MALLORCAN photographer Pep Bonet has brought an excellent rock ‘n’ roll exhibition back to his home island. Motorhead Roadkill is an historic work comprised of 76 large formatted photos, and two audiovisual works, developed during the three years Bonet toured with one of the rock world’s most iconic bands. 

Bonet followed the legendary Lemmy and his bandmates on their 2008 European tour, 2009 South American adventure and a set of gigs in Los Angeles in 2010. He followed the band religiously in a rented car before joining the tour bus, and initially published his photos in Rolling Stone. 

Lemmy, born Ian Kilmister in Stoke in 1945, was a founder of heavy metal and renowned for his wild embrace of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. He died in December 2015 and Bonet views his exhibition as a tribute to the man, whom he has idolised since childhood. 

Bonet also has a book in the works about Lemmy’s life, but for now is happy to celebrate his exhibition. Debuting in the Misericordia in Palma last week, the exhibition is due to run through until September 12.

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