Editor's note: Official video was placed above on January 14, 2016
On December 28, 2015, the rock world lost an icon when it was announced that Motörhead's bad-ass frontman "Lemmy" Kilmister passed away.
In celebration of Lemmy's life and legacy, the band announced plans to live stream the memorial service from Hollywood's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, free of charge, through Motörhead's YouTube channel. The live stream will begin broadcasting on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM PT. You can watch it above.
Afterwards, the Rainbow Bar and Grill located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood plans to host a private memorial service, as the Roxy Theatre and Whisky a Go Go will be open to accommodate the overflow crowd and general public.
The band left the following message on their Facebook:
On SATURDAY JANUARY 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.
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
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:
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