Ashes of Motörhead’s Lemmy to be enshrined at The Rainbow


The remains of the late Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister are set to be honored at his much-loved Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood.

A tribute event is scheduled at this renowned spot on Friday, April 19, which will coincide with the introduction of a new Motörhead Whiskey.

This announcement was made by the Rainbow through multiple social media updates.

Lemmy was a familiar face at this legendary bar and music venue, which has paid homage to him with a life-sized bronze statue. Additionally, the venue’s patio has been renamed ‘Lemmy’s Lounge’ in his honor.

The renowned vocalist and bass guitarist passed away on December 28, 2015, aged 70.

Posthumously, it was disclosed that Lemmy had made arrangements for portions of his ashes to be distributed to some of his dearest friends in bullet casings.

This unique tribute was brought to light by Riki Rachtman, an ex-host of the MTV program Headbangers Ball. Rachtman unveiled a photograph of one such bullet on his social media, showing ‘Lemmy’ inscribed on the casing, which was presented on a black pillow inside a clear display box.


The Rainbow has now verified that a selection of Lemmy’s ashes will be permanently placed at his favorite spot.

Motörhead was an iconic rock band formed in 1975 in London, England, primarily known for its significant influence on the heavy metal genre, despite the band’s preference to associate themselves with rock and roll. The band was founded by bassist, singer, and songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, who remained the sole constant member throughout its history. Motörhead’s music is distinguished by its fast-paced rhythm and Lemmy’s gruff vocal style and distinctive bass playing.

Motörhead’s lineup changed numerous times over its 40-year career, with Lemmy being the cornerstone of the band. The most iconic and stable lineup consisted of Lemmy, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. This trio was responsible for producing some of Motörhead’s most renowned albums, including “Overkill,” “Bomber,” “Ace of Spades,” and the live album “No Sleep ’til Hammersmith.”

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1 month ago

Sure, let’s memorialize a dead alcoholic/addict who lived a short life. Check out his Wikipedia page. Is this really who anyone wants some kind of tribute to? And he had a curious love of all things Nazi. Actually, I would be ok with memorializing someone clearly beloved by many rock fans, as long as equal time is given in the memorial to his love of Naziana. I’m passing no judgement on his music.

1 month ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

He actually died at 70 from prostate cancer. He spent a lot of time at the Rainbow and that’s why there’s a shrine there for him. Regarding your “Nazi” comment, lots of people collect artifacts from Wars and just because they possess Nazi or Confederate items doesn’t make them bigots. Get over yourself.

30 days ago
Reply to  WehoQueen

Kenny was awesome. He’s a rock n roll institution. He was actually very kind and loved the rainbow. He was there daily when he was home. When he was dying they brought over his favourite video game and he played from bed. He’s a legend.. a rock legend. He will be remembered through his awesome music forever.

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