Memorial service for Motörhead frontman Lemmy to be streamed live worldwide

The service will take place on Saturday (January 9)

The forthcoming memorial service for Motorhead frontman Lemmy is to be streamed live this weekend.

The service will go out on the band’s official YouTube channel from 5pm to 9pm local time this Saturday (January 9), which is 1am to 5am in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time. It will be held across the whole of West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

“Wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motorheadbangers and friends,” the band posted in a statement.

“Go to your favourite bar, or your favourite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm’s life at home. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday, January 9 and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.”

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A private service for friends and family will also be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood.

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

His health has deteriorated in recent years and a number of festival dates were axed last summer after the singer suffered gastric distress and dehydration. He was also diagnosed with a lung infection later in the year.

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.