Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Memorial service for Motörhead's Lemmy to be livestreamed on January 9
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister
Born: December 24, 1945, Burslem, Stoke on Trent
Died: December 28, 2015, Los Angeles, California
Motörhead have announced the memorial service for frontman Lemmy will be held this coming Saturday, January 9.
Lemmy, who just celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer.
The event will be livestreamed on the official Motörhead YouTube
channel to enable fans around the world to commemorate the iconic singer.
The ceremony will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood at 3pm PST (11pm in the UK).
An additional services has been scheduled for the same day from 2pm to 2 am at the Rainbow Bar And Grill in West Hollywood, California. The Rainbow will close from 5pm until 9pm for a private service. However, The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go Go will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time. The Bar on LA's Sunset Strip was known as Lemmy's hangout, making it an obvious place for friends and family to say goodbye to the legend.
Motörhead issued the following statement:
“Wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers 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, January 9 and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.”
The video will be streamed live here on Saturday.