Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Motorhead to webcast Lemmy memorial service

Motorhead have announced plans to stream a private memorial service for leader Lemmy Kilmister following his passing from cancer on December 28.

“This Saturday, January 9, family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm,” says the band. “With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you don’t attend the cemetery… but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel.

“So wherever you are, please get together and watch the service with fellow Motorheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm’s life at home.

“Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.

"For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at Flowers By Michael - (310) 276-1003, kbrando@flowersbymichael.com.

“If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please visit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.”

The late rocker’s favorite bar, The Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, has updated plans for a public memorial service for Lemmy.

“Join us Saturday, January 9th as we say goodbye to a dear friend and loved one,” says the venue. “We will open our doors at 2pm. The memorial will be 21 and over only.

“ATTN!!! Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy's memorial we are now using the entire Sunset Strip to compensate for overflow. The Rainbow will close from 5:00 until 9:00 for a private service however the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time.”

See also:

Motorhead: Ace Of Spades returns to UK charts following Lemmy’s death
Motorhead: Lemmy public memorial service announced
Motorhead drummer confirms band is done following Lemmy’s death
Motorhead frontman Lemmy dead at 70
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