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:
MOTÖRHEAD fan Zachury Farkas had a portrait of the band’s iconic frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister tattooed on his lower leg earlier this month at the DC Tattoo Expo in Arlington, Virginia, reports Blabbermouth.net. The tattoo, which was done by Cranston, Rhode Island tattoo artist Evan Olin, won “Best Color Portrait” at the event and Farkas did a photo shoot for several tattoo magazines after the contest.
Farkas tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “[Evan‘s] work speaks for itself and I’m extremely happy with it.
“The tattoo itself took just over nine hours to complete.
“This is not [Evan‘s] first rodeo in creating awesome rock-star portraits either. He also did my Dimebag portrait on my forearm.”
In what we presume is an off-the-wall tribute to Lemmy, one mysterious Soundcloud user has mixed together 265 different MOTÖRHEAD songs into one impenetrable, six-and-a-half-minute wall of noise, according to classicrock.com.
“It’s peak Motorhead,” says the the mix’s author, who goes by the name of Motörphonics. “It’s 265 tracks played at the same time. It’s every track from the 22 studio albums, plus the On Parole collection, and the Beer Drinkers and St. Valentine’s Day Massacre EPs. It’s pointless, and kinda hypnotic.”
And, if you ask us, it’s also kinda demented. You can listen below, with bonus points available to anyone able to endure the “song” until its “climax”.
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.”
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