The 2017 Wacken Open Air festival took place this past weekend in Germany, and did not disappoint. This year’s lineup included the likes of Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Emperor, Volbeat, Amon Amarth and Kreator, and over 70,000 people showed up to witness it all in person. Shortly after Alice Cooper‘s set, each and every one of those fans took part in a moving tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. Festival organizers came out on stage, and stated that “There can’t be a Wacken without Lemmy,” and then played the video for Motörhead’s cover of “Heroes” by David Bowie on each screen. Within seconds, the massive crowd started singing along, and it quickly became THE most memorable moment of Wacken Open Air 2017. Watch it below.
Motörhead’s cover of “Heroes” by David Bowie will appear on their upcoming Under Cöver album. Pre-order it here.