Fans of the legendary heavy metal frontman Lemmy Kilmister will soon have a memorial to the Motorhead lead singer which they can visit and pay tribute any time. Per TMZ, L.A.’s Rainbow Bar & Grill will renovate and convert its outdoor seating area into “Lemmy’s Lounge.”
The Rainbow is one of the more famed establishments on the Sunset Strip and, like many other celebrities through the years, was Lemmy’s favorite place to hang. John Lennon, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and several other musical luminaries hoisted many a beverage there. John Belushi ate there the night he passed away. And Lemmy was a regular.
Apparently the patio will be redesigned entirely around Lemmy’s favorite barstool. And there will be a life-sized, bronze statue of Lemmy as well. Very, very cool.
Lemmy passed away in late December after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 70 years old. Since his death, there have been a slew of tributes to him and his artistic influence, perhaps the most famous being supergroup the Hollywood Vampires, introduced by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, covering Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” at the Grammys in February. A crowdsourcing taken up by fans of Motorhead even tried to convince the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to name a newly discovered heavy metal element “Lemmium.” Unfortunately, it looks as if that one won’t come to pass.
Still, an entire patio area at a major cultural landmark on the Strip getting named after Lemmy is incredibly rockin’. RIP, Lemmy.