Oslo City Hall clock tower to chime tributes to Bowie and Lemmy until May – watch

Two musical legends who passed away in the last few weeks are getting a Norwegian tribute

Oslo City Hall is paying tribute to two musical legends who died over the past few weeks, playing the music of David Bowie and Motorhead from the hall’s clock tower.

Lemmy Kilmister’s tribute comes in the form of Motorhead track ‘Electricity’, while Bowie’s ‘Changes’ is also ringing out over the Norwegian capital. The tower traditionally performs music at 6pm and 7pm every evening, and will continue the twin tributes until the end of May.

Video footage of the tribute shows crowds gathering around the towers and applauding the tracks as they play.

Listen to the slightly clangy version of ‘Electricity’ below, via YouTube:

And ‘Changes’:

Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead frontman, died on December 28.

Motorhead released a statement reading: “There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family. We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.”

“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. Have a drink or few. Share stories. Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.”

Bowie passed away on January 10, following an unpublicised battle with cancer.

His death came just two days after the release of ‘Blackstar’ which subsequently went to number one in the UK charts, with 31 other Bowie entries appearing in the UK top 100 – across albums and singles – last week, the week following his death.

An official statement, published on Bowie’s Facebook page, reads: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”