Sunday 23 July 2017

Rock royalty turn out to honour Lemmy

The memorial service of Motörhead frontman Lemmy was broadcast live on YouTube. Photo: PA
The memorial service of Motörhead frontman Lemmy was broadcast live on YouTube. Photo: PA

Ryan Wilkinson

Rock's biggest names lined up to pay tribute to Motörhead frontman Lemmy at a star-studded Hollywood funeral.

A tearful Dave Grohl, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Metallica members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, took turns to share their memorable experiences with the hellraiser, who died last month just days after he turned 70.

The memorial service, held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, was broadcast live on YouTube and watched by more than 280,000 fans around the world.

Ex-Nirvana drummer Grohl sobbed as he told how he wanted to give his friend a photo of Little Richard on his birthday but missed the chance.

Lemmy's son, Paul Inder (48), led the eulogies and described his father's determination to keep performing despite his worsening condition and how he sought solace in his spirituality in his final days.

Slash told the gathered mourners he felt "honoured" to have been good friends with the musician, who had "more integrity in one finger than a whole roomful of rock 'n' rollers".

Irish Independent

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