Public memorial to be held for Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister

Lemmy Kilmister founding member and singer in the British heavy metal band Motorhead. Photo / iStock
Lemmy Kilmister founding member and singer in the British heavy metal band Motorhead. Photo / iStock

A celebration of Motorhead rocker Lemmy Kilmister's life is set to be held at his favourite Hollywood bar.

The frontman died on December 28 just two days after he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Stars of the rock world flooded social media with tributes to the star following his death.

Lemmy, 70, was a regular at Los Angeles' fabled Rainbow Bar & Grill, a popular hangout for rock musicians in the 1970s, and he was even loaned a video game from the venue, which he had been playing at home the day he died.

His fans are now being invited to the bar to celebrate his life and give him a boozy send-off with a 12-hour memorial party.

The event was announced on the bar's Facebook page with a picture of Lemmy playing at the slot machine.

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On top of the image, a message reads, "Memorial services to be held at the Rainbow Bar and Grill 2pm to 2am Saturday 9th. Come celebrate the life of Lemmy Kilmister. Legends never die."

Motorhead could hit the top of the UK singles chart following the frontmans death.
The band's song Ace Of Spades has moved up 94 places into ninth spot just midway through the week, according to the Official Charts Company.

The track was first released in 1980, and hit No. 15 on the charts on its release. It was last in the top 40 charts 22 years ago.

-AAP

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