Motörhead Displays Lemmy Kilmister’s New Statue Containing His Ashes
Motörhead recently shared with the fans on its Instagram post that a new statue of Lemmy Kilmister containing his ashes would take place at Hellfest Music Festival in France.
As an influential figure in the rock and roll scene, Lemmy Kilmister announced his name to the entire world with his unique voice and bass playing. Primarily best known as the founder of Motörhead, Lemmy influenced many musicians and fans throughout his 60-year music career.
He contributed to the band with his vocals, bass, and songwriting skills. Motörhead started to climb the ladder of success by having many hit songs on the charts. Albums like ‘Overkill,’ ‘Bomber,’ and ‘Ace of Spades’ carried the band to a different level with their achievements.
Unfortunately, the successful rocker struggled with health issues, particularly in the early 2000s. He was dealing with problems like diabetes, hypertension, and lung infection. Over the years, these health problems began to affect his music career. He had to postpone and cancel several tours.
Sadly, Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015, at his apartment in Los Angeles. He had just celebrated his birthday four days ago. After his death, it was revealed that he also had cancer in addition to these diseases. Lemmy’s passing deeply saddened the entire music world and the fans. Besides his bandmates, many impactful names such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Alice Cooper shared their tributes on social media.
On its Instagram account, Motörhead recently announced that Lemmy’s new statue containing some of his ashes would appear in France at Hellfest Music Festival. The band stated that the official ceremony of the statue’s display would be on June 23, 2022, and Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee would be there for this special ceremony.
In its IG post, Motörhead wrote:
“Our beloved Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the founder of Motörhead, has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at this year’s Hellfest Festival in Clisson, France, within a new, giant statue of the man, and the official ceremony to recognize this unique memorialization will occur on June 23, 2022. With band mates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee present, it is the perfect moment to honor Lemmy’s life. The statue was created by artist Caroline Brisset.”
You can see Motörhead’s IG post below.