MOTÖRHEAD - Ultimate Jam Night Announces A Tribute To LEMMY For August 23rd
August 18, 2016, 4 years ago
Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running free weekly music program founded by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright announced plans to hold a Tribute To Lemmy honoring the famed leader of Motorhead on Tuesday, August 23rd at the Whisky A Go Go. The show will be free.
The Tribute To Lemmy precedes the unveiling of a permanent Lemmy statue at the Rainbow Bar and Grill. Created by artist Travis Moore, the unveiling will be on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Moore will also display his complete collection of Lemmy art work at the tribute.
Lemmy fans from around the world are expected to descend on the two days of Sunset Strip events. Thousands have already responded that they will be attending.
For the Tribute To Lemmy, some of Rock Music’s biggest A-List players are expected to perform. Formal player announcements will be released in the coming days.
Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, bassist and vocalist of Motörhead, passed away at his home in Los Angeles, California on December 28th, 2015 just days after his 70th birthday.
A memorial was held in his honour on January 9th, 2016 at his famous hangout in West Hollywood, The Rainbow Bar & Grill, and extended across the entire Sunset Strip. Talk of erecting a statue in Lemmy’s honour was already underway and a funding campaign was created to make the project a reality.
Fans are welcome to gather at The Rainbow Bar & Grill on August 24th at 7pm as they unveil an immortal tribute to their dear friend and beloved patron Lemmy Kilmister. This event is open to the public.
LA-based artist and friend of The Rainbow and the Sunset Strip, Travis Moore was selected to create a realistic depiction of Lemmy. The result will be a life-size cast bronze statue that will stand at just over six foot tall to be permanently housed at The Rainbow Bar & Grill in a special shrine that is currently being constructed in the patio bar area, reports California Rock News.
Travis initially sculpted the likeness as an 18-inch maquette that will then be transferred to a life-size sculpture, which will be molded in wax and ultimately poured and cast in bronze. Check out a timelapse video from Travis below.