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Lemmy’s funeral will be livestreamed on YouTube

It will be one last chance to say goodbye to the Motörhead legend.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Jan 7, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:46 am CDT

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the legendary lead singer and bassist of the metal band Motörhead, died Dec. 28 at the age of 70, and his loss has reverberated throughout the hard rock community ever since. But even if you can’t make the trip to Hollywood for his funeral, fans will still have the chance to say goodbye.

That’s because his Saturday afternoon funeral will be livestreamed on YouTube and will be available at this link.

Wrote Motörhead on its YouTube channel: “We want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service. 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. 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.”

The funeral will begin at 3pm PT at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, but the band has asked fans not to attend the ceremony because of limited space.

And for those who want to keep celebrating Kilmister’s life after the funeral is complete can head to the Sunset Strip.

H/T the Guardian | Photo via Chicks With Guns Magazine/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2016, 4:27 pm CST