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Lemmy Kilmister

Lemmy tribute statue unveiled at the Rainbow Room

Late Motörhead frontman Lemmy loved the Rainbow Room Bar and Grill in West Hollywood. Now the club is reciprocating with a bronze tribute.

The bar on Wednesday unveiled a statue of the heavy metal icon, who died last December of cancer. Following the death of Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, another Rainbow Room regular and former thrash metal singer Katon De Pena posed the idea of a statue to the venue’s owners, the Maglieri family.

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Lemmy Kilmister's favorite bar to host memorial service

Following the death of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Los Angeles’ Rainbow Bar and Grill announced Saturday that it will host a memorial service for the rocker on Jan. 9.

The popular Sunset Strip location was a favorite of many musicians, including Lemmy, who died of cancer on Dec. 28 at the age of 70. He had only learned of his diagnosis on Dec. 26.

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Dave Grohl honors Lemmy with Motörhead tattoo

Dave Grohl paid tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, who died Dec. 28 at age 70, in a very permanent way: The Foo Fighters frontman got Motörhead’s Ace of Spades logo tattooed on his wrist, according to an Instagram posted by the tattoo artist.

Kilmister formed Motörhead with Larry Wallis and Lucas Fox in 1975, and remained with the band even as the lineup continually changed over a span of 22 albums. Ace of Spades was the group’s fourth album, released in 1980.

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Metallica's Kirk Hammett pays tribute to Lemmy: 'That inspiration will always be there with me'

As news of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s death spread on Monday night, many of his peers and friends paid homage to the charismatic frontman and remembered him as a heavy metal mastermind. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was among those who wrote touching tributes, and he released a statement Tuesday, calling Kilmister “the finest of gentlemen.”

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Motörhead drummer: The band 'is over, of course' after Lemmy's death

Motörhead may be no more after the death of its formidable frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Current drummer Mikkey Dee told Swedish publication Expressen that the band will not continue. “Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead,” he said. “We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

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