Music stars remember the late rock icon

The biggest stars of the rock world came together to pay tribute to late Motorhead frontman Lemmy on Saturday night (January 9) at a memorial service in Los Angeles.

Lemmy passed away on December 28 following a short battle with cancer. He was aged 70.

The service was live-streamed online from Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Hollywood, with the likes of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Slash and more paying tribute to Lemmy during speeches.

Grohl recalled first meeting Lemmy and quoted Little Richard song ‘Precious Lord Take My Hand’ before raising a toast to Lemmy. Watch footage below.

Slash, meanwhile, said of Lemmy: “He was such a fucking great example that much of my peers want to be. He was just true to school and had more integrity in one finger than most rock and rollers.”

Other speeches came from Anthrax’s Scott Ian, who said Lemmy “taught us that we could be fucking real”, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, who said “When I was in the presence of Lord Lemmy, I was a bit overwhelmed… Here was a man who lived life on his own terms, a rock and roll maverick”.

Watch the full memorial service below.