Wednesday 11 December 2019

Motorhead fans flock to pubs streaming frontman Lemmy's funeral tonight

Lemmy's name could be immortalised in the periodic table
Lemmy's name could be immortalised in the periodic table

Kate Ferguson

Motorhead fans across Britain are flocking to pubs to raise a glass to Lemmy and watch the legendary frontman's funeral tonight.

Eulogies from friends and family of the late rock star will be given at a special memorial night being put on at The Wig And Gown pub in Holloway, north London.

The boozer said it had been overwhelmed by the number of fans wanting to pay their respects at the event tonight, where Lemmy's funeral will be livestreamed from America.

Akin Arrowsmith, 31, a barman from north London, was among those who got to the bar early for tonight's event.

He said: "I have been listening to Motorhead since I was about seven or eight.

"I was gutted when I heard Lemmy had died. My mum phoned me up and asked me if I was OK. I was lying in bed and had tears in my eye.

"We are going to give him a proper Motorhead send off - loud, messy and full of random chaos."

Suzanne Baker-Downes, a friend of Lemmy's who has organised tonight's memorial at the pub, said she had been "completely inundated" by thousands of people who want to attend.

She said: "Lemmy was a very popular guy."

Several other pubs in Holloway are hosting events to cater for the sheer number of fans who want to pay tribute to the rocker.

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