Lemmy died December 28th due to an aggressive form of cancer
A public memorial for Motorhead frontman Lemmy is set to be held Saturday, January 9th at Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, CA. The popular Sunset Strip hangout will be open from 2 pm until 2 am to honor the singer and bassist.
“Join us Saturday, January 9th as we say goodbye to a dear friend and loved one. We will open our doors at 2pm,” the Rainbow writes on Facebook.
The Rainbow was like another home for the singer and bassist, who died December 28th, four days after his 70th birthday and two days after finding out he had an aggressive form of cancer. He died while playing his favorite video game from the Rainbow at his home a short distance away.
Motorhead had been forced to cancel numerous shows over the past couple of years because of Kilmister’s ill health including European shows dating Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee confirmed to Swedish paper, Expressen, that the band will not continue after Lemmy’s death, saying, “Motorhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motorhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”
He continues, “We do not go out a few more tours or anything. And there will be no more records. But the brand lives on, and Lemmy live on in the hearts of all.”
Author: Buddy Iahn
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