Rainbow Bar & Grill to Host Memorial to Motorhead’s Lemmy

January 4, 2016

Lemmy’s favourite bar, The Rainbow Bar & Grill in Los Angeles will host a memorial to the late Motörhead singer on Saturday (Jan 9).

SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 24:  Lead singer/Bassist Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead performs during the Metal Masters tour on  August 24, 2008 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Lemmy Kilmister

Lemmy was often found at The Rainbow on 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.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 8.50.41 AM Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 8.47.23 AMThe 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, adding that he died of “an extremely aggressive cancer and was diagnosed just two days ago on Boxing Day.”

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

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