Crowdfunded Lemmy statue erected in his favourite bar in Hollywood

Funding began back in February, and the product of the funds raised now stands in the Rainbow Bar and Grill

A statue of Lemmy has been erected in his favourite bar in West Hollywood.

The late Motörhead frontman, who died in December, has been immortalised in bronze form at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in LA after a crowdfunded effort to erect a statue in his honour was announced back in February.

The fund raised $23,000 – as FACT reports – to make the life-size statue a reality in the Sunset Strip-located bar. Constructed by artist Travis Moore, who told the LA Times that the statue was modelled on a photograph taken by legendary rock photographer Robert John, it was officially unveiled last month, but has now moved to the patio area of the bar for the public to view it.

See a picture of the new statue, via the Ronnie James Dio Twitter account, below.

Yesterday (September 27), Metallica revealed that their new song, ‘Murder One’, was inspired by Lemmy.

In an interview on Sirius XM, James Hetfield said: “Motorhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now. Lemmy as an entity – a kind of father figure – helped us a lot. He was unafraid and he was a character. And he was himself. We all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”