This Saturday, January 9, the funeral of the mighty Lemmy will take place in the Stoke-On-Trent-born icon’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
The event at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery is restricted to friends and family only, but will be livestreamed on Motorhead’s official YouTube channel, and the band themselves have urged fans to watch the ceremony at their local bars and clubs. “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,” wrote the band. Lemmy’s own favourite dive, The Rainbow Bar & Grill, will be doing just that and venues and bars across the UK will be following suit.
We’ve got together a list of bars which will be screening the event or hosting a Lemmy tribute night here in the UK, but we’re sure other venues will doing the same across the globe. “Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon,” add the band. The service kicks off at 11pm UK time, and will last for an hour and half. Make sure your glass is full, in order to fittingly toast the life of a legend.
The Pipeline, London
“The Pipeline will celebrate Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister´s life and legacy during the whole evening and end with broadcasting the funeral in Hollywood. We are going to play a lot of Motörhead and maybe some Hawkwind as well. This will get loud! We are also going to sell Jack Daniels n Coke at a discount. Free entry of course!”
Alexandra Hotel, Withernsea
“Come & join us for a wake to see off Lemmy on Saturday night, we will be playing mostly Motorhead for the evening and will stream the funeral live at 11pm.”
Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells
“We will open up the basement to celebrate the life and times of the godfather of rock’n’roll and the innovator of heavy metal as we know it. We’ll spin a number of his favourite tunes and have the now infamous ‘Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son of a Bitch’ documentary playing away in the background before we pick up the live feed around 10:30pm from California.”
The Hairy Dog, Derby
“At 11pm on Saturday night we will be halting our usual DJ to stream the live broadcast of Lemmys funeral on our screens.We are also going to be doing a cheaper offer on Jack Daniels while the funeral is on so everyone can raise a glass.”
The Iron Road, Evesham
“Join us to raise a glass to the memory of the great man and see him off in style.”
Dove & Rainbow, Sheffield
“Barring hiccups, we aim to be screening Lemmys funeral on the stage on saturday night. You are welcome to come, watch & indeed raise a glass to the great man! Our double Jack & a drop of mixer is set at £4.”
“The 70-year-old’s funeral service will take place at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery on 9 January at 11pm UK time.”
The Star By Hackney Downs, London
“Join us this Saturday the 9th as we say goodbye to Ian Fraser ”Lemmy” Kilmister who was ”Killed by Death”.”
See the stream below: