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Dave Grohl Lemmy Kilmister Paul Inder Slash


10 Jan, 2016

Lemmy’s funeral is held in Los Angeles with family and colleagues. The funeral features tributes by such luminaries as Slash, Dave Grohl, and Rob Halford. Fans were asked not to attend; a live stream was put on YouTube. A photograph of Motorhead was on display at the service chapel, together with a bank of speakers, Lemmy’s boots and an urn shaped like the singer’s trademark black brimmed hat. The band’s manager:

We all know he would not have stood for anything formal or sombre.


He wasn’t a religious man and praying for a miracle was something he would have viewed as a delusional act, but he was profoundly spiritual. Travel well, my dear father. You are back out on the road for a longest tour to the great gig in the sky.


Lemmy was somebody I just feel so honored to have been friends with. He lived his life the way he wanted to… his music and personality will last forever.


[He was] my hero… the one true rock ‘n’ roller…[He] set such a great example because he was so kind to everyone.

At the end of the service Lemmy’s bass guitar is plugged in to a stack of amplifiers and the volume turned up, with the congregation applauding as feedback from the speakers fills the chapel.