It’s a tragic reality, however all of our favourite rock stars will sooner or later shuffle off this mortal coil into the good steel competition within the sky. Earlier as we speak, whereas considering of the rockers we misplaced this yr, one of many names that got here to thoughts was Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett. He was 62 years previous.
In 2017, Grimmett had his proper leg amputated after an an infection unfold to the bone. He remained upbeat all through the method and obtained fitted with the one most-metal prosthetic limb of all time. And whereas he went on to sing for a number of bands after Grim Reaper disbanded, he ultimately got here again to the band underneath the brand new identify Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper.
So to commemorate his life and expertise, we’re sharing a 1987 Grim Reaper live performance that apparently was shot for Headbanger’s Ball. The band was on the Hell on Wheels Tour, with Helloween because the headliners and Armored Saint additionally offering help.
Simply watching Grimmett in his prime, killing it on the mic and hitting these excessive notes reveals simply how underrated he was through the New Wave of British Heavy Steel. Dude had a set of pipes.
Relaxation in energy, Steve Grimmett.
Grim Reaper setlist
Rock You to Hell
Evening of the Vampire
Lust for Freedom
Rock Me ’until I Die
Worry No Evil
Lifeless on Arrival
See You in Hell