Sunday, January 3, 2016

Motorhead: Lemmy public memorial service announced

A public memorial service for Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister will be held at the late rocker’s favorite bar, The Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood.

“Join us Saturday, January 9th as we say goodbye a dear friend and loved one,” announced the bar. “We will open our doors at 2:00pm. Come celebrate the life of Lemmy Kilmister. Legends never die.”

Lemmy passed away from an “extremely aggressive cancer” at his Los Angeles home on December 28.

The bassist – who turned 70 on Christmas Eve – was diagnosed with cancer just two days before his passing, according to manager Todd Singerman.

Fellow rockers and fans from around the world have been paying tribute to the rocker, and his longtime bandmates offered their own salutes.

“Lemmy! My bandmate. My friend. My brother,” writes drummer Mikkey Dee. “There are no words to describe the emotions running through my mind at this point but I could write thousands and thousands of words of all we created and experienced together.

“It has been a true honor and a privilege to play with you and share all this time brother. I celebrate every moment we shared…you bastard. I know I’ll see you sometime in the future and maybe I’ll join your band again…but this time, let’s go a bit slower buddy.

“There is a big black hole here now that no one can ever fill. No one...Later Lem. Mikkey.

“P.S I am deeply moved by all the care and love that has come in from fans, friends and fellow band mates from all over the world. I appreciate each and every one of you. Now, let’s make Lemmy proud and carry on his legacy.”

“Unfortunately by now everyone reading this post will have found out that Motorhead is no longer,” shares guitarist Phil Campbell. “I'm still trying to come to terms with everything but I've been totally overwhelmed with the well wishes and stories about how Lemmy & Motorhead affected people's lives.

“I genuinely would like to thank everyone who's supported Motorhead over the last 40 years. Please turn it up to 11 and celebrate Lemmy's life to the full."

Dee confirmed the legendary band is done following their leader’s passing, saying “Motorhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motorhead. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

See also:

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