Lemmy’s favourite bar to host tribute to late Motörhead frontman on Saturday

Musician was a regular at The Rainbow bar and grill in Hollywood

Lemmy’s favourite bar in Los Angeles will host a memorial to the late Motörhead frontman later this week.

Lemmy was often to be found at The Rainbow on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood and owner Mikael Maglieri even moved his favourite video game into the musician’s home for his final hours. Lemmy passed away on December 28 after a short battle with cancer.

The Rainbow will host a 12-hour tribute to Lemmy on January 9. They announced the event with a picture of him playing the game, saying: “Join us as we say goodbye to a dear friend and loved one. We will open our doors at 2pm.”

A statement from Motörhead confirmed the news of Lemmy’s death in December, adding that he died of “an extremely aggressive cancer” and was diagnosed just two days ago on Boxing Day.

Motörhead were formed by Lemmy (real name Ian Fraser Kilmister) in 1975. Prior to that he had been a member of Hawkwind but was asked to leave after being arrested on drug charges. Prior to joining Hawkwind in 1972, Lemmy was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Motörhead would go on to release 20 studio albums, their most recent being ‘Bad Magic’ in August of this year.

Among those to pay tribute to Lemmy were some of rock’s biggest names including Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea. Ozzy Osbourne, meanwhile, paid tribute to a friend of some 38 years.


Motörhead were due to tour the UK in January 2016, starting in Newcastle and ending in London, in support of new album ‘Bad Magic’, released in August last year.