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8th January 2016

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Thanks to our friend Michael Agel for this great photo of that moment at every gig where your ears got a final kicking!

Tomorrow, Saturday January 9th 2016, we say a final farewell to the greatest Rock icon of all time as Lemmy is laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles at 3.00pm LA time, 11.00pm UK time.

The funeral will be streamed live online and many events will be held simultaneously worldwide. A statement on the Official Motörhead Facebook page reads as follows:

"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 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:

"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.

"NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at Flowers by Michael (310) 276-1003

"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"

The London event will be held at The Wig And Gown, 99 Holloway Road, London N7 8LT. It has been suggested by Suzanne Baker-Downes, who is organising the event, that people show up for around 9.00pm as the service will be simocast at 11.00pm UK time. The bar closes at 1.00am.

The Rainbow Bar and Grill on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip announced that, fittingly, it will be the site of a memorial service for the departed Motörhead frontman on Saturday.

A tribute is being held on the Isle Of Wight and you can check out the details here. There are literally hundreds of events being planned all over the globe and you can get a look at the sheer volume of them by typing "Motorhead night" into the search bar on Facebook.

Campaigns have sprung up all over as well including proposals for statues, plaques and the like and a very interesting one that is being supported by Motörhead manager Todd Singerman and other big names in the industry.

Ken Durose, professor of physics at the University of Liverpool, has backed the campaign to rename a "super-heavy" periodic element in memory of Lemmy.

Professor Durose said: "When I put on my Motorhead t­shirt this morning and came to work, I hadn't heard of the campaign to call one of the new elements "Lemmium".

"The whole idea that you name a new heavy metal after Lemmy – he basically invented heavy metal but he always called himself rock n' roll – so I think it's a terrific idea.

"Everyone's really amused by it in the Department of Physics at Liverpool University."

You can read more and sign the petition here.

And one campaign that we thought was particularly brillant is this one that Todd sent to us. It's a campaign to rename Lemmy's favourite tipple, Jack Daniels and Coke, to A Lemmy.

"Two large Lemmy's please, easy on the ice." Has a nice ring to it, don't you think. Sign the petition here.

And earlier today a milk advert for by Finnish dairy firm Valio, created by ad agency Hasan & Partners, featuring Lemmy was released as a tribute.

It was under production when he passed away on December 28th and you can see it here.

Agency boss Jussi Lindholm told the Guardian: "We were in the middle of post-production when the news about Lemmy broke. We discussed not airing the ad, but we had footage that was not part of the original script which crystallised Lemmy's spirit, so we agreed to change it and make a tribute.

"We are profoundly grateful to have worked with him, and that Lemmy's management feel good about the result."

So have a great day tomorrow, wherever you are in the world. It's a day of celebration and Lemmy left us all with a hell of a lot to celebrate.


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