Last week, frontman of seminal rock band Motörhead Ian Fraser Kilmister, more simply known as Lemmy, tragically passed away. His memorial will be held this weekend and the band are urging everyone to pay their respects by watching it on a webcast via Youtube.
The band posted the following to their 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbPCDmtTU-W4SdA8abZtWpA
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.”
Lemmy died on the 28th of December due to an aggressive form of cancer that he was diagnosed with only two days earlier – he was 70 years old.