The UK-based Mirror is reporting that it seems that late Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister’s estimated £6.75million fortune “has gone missing. The ‘Ace Of Spades’ mosher, who died aged 70 in December 2015, was thought to have had a substantial estate at the time of his death, however, figures released by the probate office show his actual worth is far less. The London probate office estimates the Motorhead and Hawkwind rocker to only have an estate worth £528,806 at the time of his death.”
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Lemmy’s Lounge at the outdoor patio at the world-famous Rainbow Bar And Grill on LA’s Sunset Strip, just got a very big addition…a 20 foot high mural of the man himself.
Already situated in Lemmy’s Lounge is a bronze statue immortalizing the Motörhead singer. The life-size sculpture – based on a famous Lemmy photograph by Robert John (pictured above) – features shades of black and metallic bronze throughout, with detailed lines and strategic crevices capturing Kilmister’s familiar features, from his bristly whiskers to his infamous moles to his signature hat and boots.
The statue, built from a successful crowdfunding campaign, was placed where Lemmy could frequently be found at his favorite hangout when he was in town, Artist Matt Glenn handled the project, using the proceeds from the campaign for materials and donating the rest to cancer research.
In memory of rock’s greatest front man, the patio where Lemmy spent most of his life when not on the road or in the studio was dedicated to him by naming this area Lemmy’s Lounge, thanks to Rainbow owner Mikael Maglieri.
Roxy owner Nic Adler and Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice subsequently agreed to allow the painting of a celebratory mural commemorating the life of Lemmy and Motörhead on the side wall of the Roxy, opposite Lemmy’s Lounge and statue.
Motörhead’s management ran a contest seeking a muralist painter to provide their services to paint this immortal artwork in celebration of our fallen hero’s life.
The winner was Jules Muck (Mural created by @Muckrock). Although it was not known at the time she was chosen, there may have been a divine intervention in her selection, as it was later learned that she was born in the same UK town as Lemmy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Like Lemmy, she’s now adopted Los Angeles as her home.
A 60-second video by Luciano Podcaminsky and edited by Robert Escamilla featuring the making of the mural can be found below.
Motörhead manager Todd Singerman, said “This is for the fans. Lemmy would always say, at every show, ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t forget us.’ That’s my job now.” To that end, the statue and mural appear to be only the beginning of a series of plans to honor the band and its beloved frontman. Singerman’s current efforts include working on opening another Lemmy’s Lounge as well as a museum dedicated to the group.
Said one fan, “Everyone came to give praise and respect to Saint Lemmy, and that is a beautiful thing. The Rainbow is now a rock & roll church.”
(Photo – Robert John)
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