Thursday, August 4, 2016

Motorhead: Lemmy tribute set for UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival

The 2016 edition of UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival will pay tribute to late Motorhead legend Lemmy Kilmister.

The August 11-14 event at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent, England will present a display featuring a pair of custom Motorhead-inspired basses created by renowned British master luthier Cynosure.

Music Radar reports the Lemmy Bass brings the Motorhead War-Pig (or Snaggletooth) logo to life, while the more traditional Motorhead Bass homage to Lemmy's military obsession, in particular WWII-era German military.

"It was a sad day for the world when Lemmy passed,” says Cynosure. “Upon hearing the tragic news, Paul Raymond Gregory (founder and director of Bloodstock) immediately approached me in regards to creating a very special unique type of guitar that signified the vision and general atmosphere of the band, but more specifically, the prominent, legendary force that is Lemmy."

The bassist passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 28, 2015 at the age of 70.

Bloodstock Open Air is being headlined by Twisted Sister, Mastodon and Slayer.

Full event details are available at

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