Memorial services for iconic Motörhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister will be held on Saturday, January 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, California.
Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later, on December 26, that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on Monday (December 28) at his home in Los Angeles.
To the surprise of none, Motörhead will not continue without Lemmy. Drummer Mikkey Dee confirmed the decision in an interview with the Swedish paper Expressen, saying, “Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”
So get out to the Rainbow Bar & Grill this Saturday and join your fellow Motörhead fans in giving Lemmy a proper farewell. If you can’t get there then open a bottle of Jack Daniels and have one with some Motörhead cranked up.