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Rock nobility turn out for Lemmy's funeral

Saying goodbye to the Ace of Spades

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A stage warrior and a free spirit

  • Service livestreamed for fans
  • Urn shaped like trademark black-brimmed hat
  • Banks of speakers in chapel
  • Ended with loud amp feedback and applause

  • Star-studded guestlist for Lemmy’s funeral

    Family and friends were joined by rock nobility for the Los Angeles funeral of “Lemmy”, the lead singer of Motorhead.

    Speakers including Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and Slash from Guns N’ Roses paid tribute to the 70-year-old.

    He died on 28th of December, two days after discovering he had cancer.

    The Ace of Spades

    The British musicion was born Fraser Kilmister in Stoke-on-Trent in 1945.

    Lemmy formed Motorhead in 1975 after being thrown out of another band, Hawkwind.

    The band went on to record 22 studio albums.

    What they said

    “A stage warrior and free spirit” – son Paul Inder.

    “His music and personality will last forever” – Slash, Guns N’ Roses

    “My hero, the one true rock ‘n’ roller, he was kind to everyone” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters.

    One for the road