Lemmy Funeral, Hawkwind Tour

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Lovers of the late and lamented Motörhead frontman Lemmy all over the world will be coming together on Saturday (9 January), when his funeral in Hollywood will be live streamed on YouTube. Meanwhile, sales, downloads and streams of the band’s signature hit ‘Ace Of Spades’ continue ahead of tomorrow’s (Friday) publication of the new UK sales chart, as his former band Hawkwind announce a spring tour.

“We want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service,” says Motörhead’s official YouTube page, where you can access the live stream of the service for family and friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. “So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch 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.

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“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.”

Further celebrations will take place in Hollywood all day on Saturday, at Lemmy’s favourite bar, the Rainbow Bar and Grill, as well as further along Sunset Strip at the famed Roxy and Whisky A Go Go venues. The Rainbow will host its own private service between 5pm and 9pm PST.

After ‘Ace Of Spades’ raced to No. 9 in the Official Charts Company’s Monday sales update, based on the first three days of the chart week, the track had slipped to No. 12 in yesterday’s latest data.

In other mainfestations of the love and regard for the rock figurehead, Motörhead fans are also campaigning to have one of the four newly discovered heavy metal elements in the periodic table to be named Lemmium. The periodic table is the tabular arrangement of the elements by their atomic numbers.

The modern-day line-up of Hawkwind, who will play at the Great British Rock & Blues Festival on 23 January, have confirmed a spring tour of the UK, with dates running from 14-23 April. That follows their annual Hawkeaster event in Seaton, Devon on 26-27 March. As we reported before Christmas, they’ll also be playing the Prog In The Park stage at the 2016 Ramblin’ Man Fair in July.

The final word for this update goes to uDiscover reader KingRocker, who responded to our Lemmy quote in which he said “I sang ‘the eight of spades’ for two years and nobody noticed.” “Some of us noticed,” wrote KingRocker. “I have the 8 of Spades tattooed on my arm as a result!”

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10 Comments

  1. Thinard

    January 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    From Paris ill
    Be with you all…! I past fucking good moents in rainbow with pr without lemmy .. It was magical!
    Lemmy on stage or on a pub was rock cool thxs for that Lemmy .
    I ll
    Send flowers! Love rest in rock . Love

  2. Paulo Caires

    January 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    FROM BRAZIL !!
    I just can not stop listening to Ace of Spades and Live to Win

  3. Alex

    January 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Live in my heart,live in my soul,live in my life!No He was,He is!Mister Lemmy,Thank You!

  4. Renee Jones

    January 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    4 EVA in my heart I will remember you 4 ur song…not only’Ace of spades’&’Over Kill’,but always loved watching over & over again’Killed by death’it was a video Hit I found 2 be well made of Motörhead’s & for this reason I can’t help but now shed tears 4 the loss of u Lemmy ur gonna be very missed :'(

  5. jack godlieb

    January 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    too the menbers of motorhead i sorry with the lost of lemmy youve got my simpathy i wil remember lemmy as a great insparation and a great mussisian this satur day i will remember as a lemmy day greetzzzzzzzzzzz jack from the netherlands

  6. Nadia Trissen

    January 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    From Bulgaria: Lemmy will always live in our hearts.

  7. peter

    January 8, 2016 at 8:21 am

    From Adelaide Australia
    Lemmy 4 ever

  8. Helen

    January 8, 2016 at 11:29 am

    We thinking about u Lemmy! Biggers rock Singer and icon in the world. Thank u and Motörhead conser in 1 dec in Gothenburg. U give it all!! We nerver forget u❤️ Love Hellen and Tella fr.o.m. Jönköping Seeden

  9. Karl William Haldane

    January 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I have loved heavy metal all my life and I still do today until the end.
    I love the Ace Of Spades. I wonder how it took Lemmy Kilmister to get this far. Can you believe it? Lemmy had a lot of guts to get this far.

    He was a man made of iron and steel.

  10. Diane

    January 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I will defo be celebrating Lemmy’s life ,he was ,Is ,an absolute legend

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