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From yesterday's Unveiling Ceremony at the Rainbow, Lemmy has been immortalized with this shrine and statue. LET'S RAISE HELL!!! #lemmy #lemmyisgod #lemmyforever #lemmykilmister #motorhead #aceofspades #borntoraisehell #westhollywood #LA #sunsetstrip #rainbowbarandgrill #metalhead #longhairdontcare #sculpture #statue
Fans and porn sites alike have found plenty of ways to express grief over the loss of Lemmy Kilmister. But few tributes (barring this whiskey) have felt more appropriate than this bronze statue of the Motorhead frontman in his favorite Los Angeles haunt, The Rainbow Bar and Grill.
While the fists are made of bronze and not iron (and he isn’t actively smoking a cigarette), everything else about the statue is a stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary metalhead. The statue was created by Utah-based bronze-sculpting company Big Statues after a fellow member of Los Angeles’ thrash community raised $22,000 for the piece through a crowdfunding campaign.
“I feel like I need to pay him back for stealing so much of his music,” said Hirax member Katy De Pena, who spearheaded the effort to get the statue erected.
The Rainbow’s proprietors gave the effort their blessing and unveiled the statue at a party on August 24. Fans drank Jack and Cokes, Lemmy’s preferred drink, and raged along to Motorhead tunes while they waited for an opportunity to snap a photo with the 6-foot-2 recreation.
For more Lemmy (and who doesn’t want more Lemmy?) don’t miss our interview with the late legend on Motorhead’s 40th anniversary.