Digest #4

Some interesting new developments:

Digest #3

Just over a month after Lemmy’s passing and on the weekend where we would have celebrated 40 years of Motörhead at the Hammersmith Odeon, here are some new links since the last digest.

New digest

Some new links since the last digest:

Articles:

Obituaries:

An MHB’s tribute

MHB 3530 here. As you can tell, I’ve not been a devotee for long enough, but I have amassed many good memories and a deep appreciation for Lemmy, the man, the legend, a true original. As the great saying now goes, he was born to loose, lived to win and (was) killed by death.

I too jumped in very quick after going beyond “No Sleep ’til Hammersmith”. I guess what did it for me was listening to “The World is Yours” at full blast on the bus back from High Voltage in 2011. The festival featured all kinds of bands, but when it came time to pick an album for the way back to the hotel, everyone agreed on Motörhead.

Since then, I’ve got every release on CD and many on vinyl, DVDs, shirts and more. More importantly, however, getting to meet the band and being able to watch them from stage right twice has given me stories of my own, stories of appreciation and deep respect.

What many non-MHBs may not know is that not only are the road crew part of the family in terms of treatment and respect, they are also all men of just as much integrity as Lemmy himself was. For his fellow musicians, this stands to reason, but when you find it in the crew it’s nothing short of astonishing.

I may add to this and tell my Motörhead stories some other time, but trust me, I speak from personal experience. Lemmy made sure his fans were taken good care of. We all mattered to Lemmy. I will tell the stories some day, but I’ll let those sit for a bit.

Lemmy never changed, he made others change. I do not care to know what the alternate realities without Lemmy are like, he’s that indispensable.

Have a drink, crank it up and think how you can honour his memory!

Memorial Digest

New links

Some more material since my last digest:

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Photos:

Official RIP Lemmy t-shirt now available

“We have honestly been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for
Lemmy from everyone everywhere. Sadly, we have also been upset
to see bootleggers wasting no time getting in on the act and
exploiting the situation. We have subsequently realised that you
want to commemorate him by getting something, so we are going
to do our best to supply that officially. Here is a shirt to start with,
we hope you like it, and we will endeavour to offer more in the
future, and please let us know what you would like to see.”

You can buy the t-shirt from the official Motörhead merchandise stores (US, ROW).

Petition to name new chemical element after Lemmy

Support Lemmy tribute, help make ‘Lemmium’ the new chemical name for Heavy Metal in the Periodic Table

John Wright from York has created the above petition. Now I know Lemmy played rock’n’roll, but think what would have been had he not caused the creation of metal. No Lemmy, no big four and many more!

Official Memorial Service

Dedicated page for the stream

Itinerary

Motörhead issued the following statement:

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 may not attend… 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 (stay tuned for specific link details before the service).

So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favourite bar, or your favourite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us.

Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemmy’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
+ 1 310 276-1003
www.flowersbymichael.com
kbrando@flowersbymichael.com

If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to: Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund: http://www.diocancerfund.org/