Ian “Lemmy” KilmisterWhere:
The Rainbow Bar & Grill
Wednesday August 24th 2016
Start – 7:00 pm
Speeches – 7:30
Statue Unveiling – 8:30
Lemmy Kilmister wrote music that sounded like war. He did it for 40 years, juiced-up on amphetamines, Tennessee whiskey and a thirst for military history.
The legendary British Motörhead frontman is what his former manager Todd Singerman now describes as the “Elvis or Beatles of his genre,” which is hard-hitting rock & roll (or heavy metal, depending on who you ask). But between 1990 and his death in December 2015, he was also one of L.A.’s most accessible rock royals, spending the laziest part of his days over at the Rainbow Bar & Grill, drinking Jack Daniel’s with Coke and playing video poker at the corner of the patio bar.
Lemmy’s stool is still there, empty now, along with his touchscreen video game and a temporary black ceramic shrine. But next week, Lemmy’s corner will be occupied by a six-foot, 300-pound bronze statue of the rocker sculpted by local artist and Motörhead fan, Travis Moore.