The organisers of Download Festival have announced that the main stage on the Saturday this year has been renamed ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away in December 2015. The statement can be read below:
Since the death of MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian Lemmy Kilmister, there has been a general consensus that his favourite drink of Jack Daniels and Coke should be renamed “The Lemmy”. This has now happened courtesy of Food & Beverage magazine, who stated via their official website:
“Rock legend Lemmy Kilmister has joined the ranks Arnold Palmer, Bellini, Shirley Temple and Tom Collins. Food & Beverage Magazine has officially named the industry standard call-out drink of Jack & Coke to “The Lemmy” in honor of Official Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister’s favorite drink which he made famous on the Sunset Strip at The Rainbow Bar and Grill.
“We are honored to represent the industry and bring the moniker, “The Lemmy” to every bar in the world!” exclaims Food and Beverage Magazine Publisher, Michael Politz. “Owning a Rock club with Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell gave me the chance to meet Lemmy and experience his legend myself.”
The official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook page stated:
“…and so it has been officially done. Lemm would be happy.”
For Canada’s The Metal Voice former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin reports on Lemmy Kilmister‘s Funeral at the Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery and at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, recapping the service and memorial along with Jimmy Kay.
Speaking with Doro Pesch in regards to her fondest memory of Lemmy
“Lemmy was one of my closest friends I loved him so much I knew him from 83 on when I couldn’t even speak English.”
“Lemmy Saved my life. My Dad died and Lemmy called me one day later and he gave me so much inspiration, so much hope that I could go on and then we wrote some nice songs together and we recorded some songs together.”
Speaking with Lucky Lehrer from the Circle Jerks about his favorite Lemmy story
“Circle Jerks were opening for Motorhead in Seattle and in New York. So the Seattle show they had gotten this car and a couple of sledgehammers in front of tower records all of us were smashing up this car. Pretty much beat the car to a pulp. Philthy was there, Fast Eddie and Lemmy and all four of us.
Then we made our way back to New York and we were staying at the same hotel and that was pretty insane.”
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The makers of a milk advert filmed by Lemmy weeks before he died have released the footage as a tribute to the MOTÖRHEAD icon filmed promo weeks before he died – now it’s been turned into tribute, stated classicrock.com.
It was under production when he passed away aged 70 on December 28, two days after being told he had an aggressive form of cancer.
In the promo for Finnish dairy Valio, created by ad agency Hasan & Partners, Lemmy is seen leaving a shop while walking with a stick. He glares at the camera and says: “I have never drunk milk. And never will.” Then he adds: “You asshole!” turns away and grins. Check it out below:
Agency boss Jussi Lindholm tells the Guardian: “We were in the middle of post-production when the news about Lemmy broke. We discussed not airing the ad, but we had footage that was not part of the original script which crystallised Lemmy’s spirit, so we agreed to change it and make a tribute.
“We are profoundly grateful to have worked with him, and that Lemmy’s management feel good about the result.”
MOTÖRHEAD classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ entered the Billboard chart in the US for the first time this week as fans downloaded and streamed the track following his death. UK fans will discover later today (January 8) if they’ve managed to place the song at No.1 on the weekend of his funeral, which will be streamed live online tomorrow.
A campaign to rename a “super-heavy” periodic element in memory of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy has won the backing of a university professor, according to the mirror.co.uk.
Rock fans want one of four newly-discovered elements to be named “Lemmium” in tribute to the rock superstar, who died last month.
More than 28,000 people have backed a campaign since it started two days ago.
Ken Durose, professor of physics at the University of Liverpool and die-hard MOTÖRHEAD fan, is among those to sign the petition, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Professor Durose said: “When I put on my Motorhead t-shirt this morning and came to work, I hadn’t heard of the campaign to call one of the new elements ‘Lemmium’.
“The whole idea that you name a new heavy metal after Lemmy – he basically invented heavy metal but he always called himself rock ‘n’ roll – so I think it’s a terrific idea.
“Everyone’s really amused by it in the Department of Physics at Liverpool University.
“The problem is that elements have to be named after either their properties, a myth, a mineral, a place or a scientist.
“Unfortunately Lemmy wasn’t any of these, but if they broaden the criteria to include rock ‘n’ roll legends he’s in with a chance!”
The petition, launched by John Wright, from York, reads: “Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal.
“We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered heavy metals in the periodic table is named Lemmium.”
The four new elements were discovered by teams of scientists from Japan, Russia and the US.
The discoverers will make the first suggestions before the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry formally names the newly-discovered elements in the coming months.
The world will come together and celebrate the life of Lemmy on Saturday 9th January at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood. Read more at this location. There will be a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel.
As previously released, on SATURDAY JANUARY 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister. The following announcement was posted on MOTÖRHEAD‘s official Facebook page:
“Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you don’t attend the cemetery… but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel (stay tuned for specific link details before the service).
So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite 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 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.
NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at
Flowers by Michael
If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
A 12-hour memorial service will take place for Lemmy Kilmister at the Rainbow Bar And Grill on January 9th, reported classicrock.com.
It follows the MOTÖRHEAD mainman’s death on December 28th, aged 70, two days after he’d been told he had an aggressive form of cancer.
Lemmy was the West Hollywood venue’s best-known regular and was often seen playing video games at the bar. Owner Mikael Maglieri arranged for the icon’s favourite game to be installed at his home in his final hours.
The Rainbow have released a picture of Lemmy at his machine, saying: “Join us as we say goodbye to a dear friend and loved one. We will open our doors at 2pm.”
Meanwhile, the campaign to make MOTÖRHEAD classic ‘Ace Of Spades’ the UK’s No.1 single continues, with organisers reporting the main competition comes from pop star Justin Bieber. They’ve provided a full list of links for downloading and streaming, which all count towards the chart to be compiled on January 7. The official Facebook page for this can be found at this location.