Many things are happening in the wake of Lemmy’s passing, including “Ace of Spades” finally reaching the charts and the Sunset Strip take over for his memorial in Hollywood, CA but things aren’t stopping there. As expected, many would like to attend to his funeral service to pay tribute to the legend but that sort of events are usually reserved for family and close friends but Motorhead being as awesome as they are, decided to stream the service for everyone on the web.
The band released the following statement:
“Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you don’t attend the cemetery… but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel.
“Wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service 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. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.”
But that’s not all that’s going on. If you follow any science-related news, you may know that there’s now four new elements to be added to the periodic table and metal fans, as creative as we are, decided to take a similar approach to the petition to add a Lemmy statue at the Rainbow Bar in Hollywood and created another petition to name one of those elements after Lemmy himself.
Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal. We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered Heavy Metals in the Periodic table is named Lemmium. An astrological object (a star) has been named Lemmy to meet the IUPAC naming recommendations.
I guess we are making sure Lemmy’s memory not only endures the test of time with his music but also in whatever way possible. If you want to sign the petition, head over here and see if the scientist take notice of it and, if you can’t attend his memorial in Hollywood for not living close enough, make sure to catch the stream at Motörhead’s channel or contribute with a donation to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund as the band has requested their loyal fans in case they want to support any of this.
If you think all these petitions are getting out of hand, you should see the one asking basically everyone to start naming Jack and Cokes ‘A Lemmy’ which it’d be good so I can easily tell my bartender to get me drink in a single word.