Statue of Motorhead’s Lemmy To Be Unveiled Next Month


Statue of Motorhead’s Lemmy To Be Unveiled Next Month

–Joe Lund

A much-anticipated statue of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is set to be unveiled next month at West Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill, a favorite haunt of the late musician. The ceremony will take place on August 24 at 7:00 p.m., and is open to the public.

lemmy_at_the_rainbowL.A.-based artist Travis Moore was chosen this past February to create the life-size bronze sculpture, which stands slightly over six-feet tall and will be housed in a special shrine in the Rainbow’s patio-bar area. A funding campaign helped finance the project, with a total of around $23,000 being raised. A portion of the proceeds will go toward cancer research, in Kilmister’s name. “This will be an amazing tribute to [Lemmy] and to all the Motorhead family out there in the world,” Moore said in February, in a post on his Facebook page.

The beloved Kilmister passed away at his L.A. home last December, just four days shy of his 70th birthday. Below, you can watch a time-lapse video of Moore constructing the 18-inch preliminary model that was used in the creation of the life-size sculpture.