Motörhead Fans Can Watch a Livestream of Lemmy's Funeral on Saturday
Headbangers around the world recently poured one out for Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the legendary frontman of English punk-metal band Motörhead, who passed away from cancer at age 70 in late December. If you’re a fan who’s still in mourning, The Guardian reports that you can pay your respects to Lemmy online, because his funeral will be livestreamed.
The late singer’s memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 9. Don’t go booking any last-minute plane tickets; the only attendants will be family and friends. However, you can watch the funeral on Motörhead's official YouTube channel, where it will be livestreamed from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST.
“We want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service,” the band announced on Facebook. “So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch 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.”
And if you do happen to be in LA, swing by the Rainbow Bar and Grill—Lemmy's favorite bar—to join a day-long party held in his honor. The legendary bar will briefly shut down from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a private memorial service, but nearby hotspots The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go Go will stay open to accommodate visitors. We’re sure other patrons won’t mind too much if you show up and decide to lead a group sing-along of “Ace of Spades” or “Born to Raise Hell.” In fact, they’ll probably encourage it.
[h/t The Guardian]