Lemmy Kilmister’s Memorial Will Take Over Sunset Strip

Original memorial location isn't large enough to handle fan overflow

The memorial service for Motorhead’s iconic Lemmy Kilmister will now be taking over Los Angeles Sunset Strip on Saturday, January 9th.

The memorial was originally scheduled to solely take place at Rainbow Bar and Grill, Lemmy’s favourite hangout. Due to an overwhelming response to the memorial, they are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow.

The Rainbow will open its doors from 2pm-2am for memorial services. The bar’s Facebook post reads, “The Rainbow will close from 5:00 until 9:00 for a private service; however, the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time.”

Organizers posted “Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy’s memorial, we are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow,” making the announcement to fans wanting to pay their respects.

Lemmy passed away on December 28th after battling an aggressive form of cancer for a short period. He often went to the Rainbow to play poker on the arcade machine and sit at the bar. According to reports, the bar actually sent Lemmy the machine days before his passing and he was able to enjoy playing on it before he died. Appropriately, fans and loved ones will celebrate Lemmy’s life at Rainbow Bar and Grill and Sunset Strip.

Written by Sarah Pinto