Memorial service for Motörhead frontman Lemmy extended to whole of Sunset Strip

The service will take place on Saturday (January 9)

The memorial service for Motörhead frontman Lemmy has been enlarged due to overwhelming public support.

The service, which is set for Saturday (January 9), was originally intended to take place at Lemmy’s favourite haunt the Rainbow Bar & Grill. However, as Metalhammer reports, the tribute will now extend to the whole of West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

Organisers have stated: “Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy’s memorial, we are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow.

“The Rainbow will close from 5.00 until 9.00 for a private service – however the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time.”

Lemmy passed away on December 28 following a short battle with cancer.

Since then, tributes to the rock legend have been pouring in, with fans attempting to get Motörhead’s 1980 hit ‘Ace Of Spades’ to Number One in his memory. The track is currently at Number Nine in the midweeks, with over 31,000 likes on the campaign’s Facebook page.