- The Washington Times - Friday, January 8, 2016

Funeral services for Ian Kilmister, the British rock star better known as Motörhead frontman Lemmy, will be broadcast live Saturday on YouTube, the band announced.

The 70-year-old singer and bassist passed away Dec. 28, two days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Kilmister will be laid to rest during an afternoon service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Hollywood that will be restricted to friends and family. On Motörhead’s Facebook page, the remaining band members said fans will be able to watch the service via a live webstream.

“We want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service,” the band said in a statement. “So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch 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.”

Kilmister was born in England but relocated to Los Angeles in the 1990s. Motörhead’s 22nd studio album, “Bad Magic,” was released four months before his death.

In Los Angeles, the Rainbow Bar, the Roxy and the Whisky A Go Go — three Sunset Strip nightclubs nearly as infamous to the ‘70s and ‘80s metal scene as Lemmy himself — will be hosting events in his honor.


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