Lemmy Statue To Be Unveiled in Hollywood
The famous 'Rainbow Bar & Grill' on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles US, will host a ceremony on Wednesday 24th August at 7pm where the life-size cast bronze statue of Lemmy will be revealed to the public.
The statue stands at just over 6ft tall and will be housed in the patio bar area of the venue. It's a creation of Los Angeles based artist Travis Moore.
Moore originally created the statue as an 18-inch model, which was then transferred to a life-size sculpture.
The $23,000 needed to create the statue was raised via a fundraising campaign created by organiser Katon De Pena of Hirax fame.
Steeped in rock n’ roll history, everyone in the rock world have regularly frequented the 'Rainbow Bar and Grill' since it opened in 1972, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Mötley Crüe, Led Zeppelin to Alice Cooper and Keith Emerson to Elvis Presley.
Rainbow took their name from the venue, while it also featured in three Guns N’ Roses videos plus Motörhead also filmed ‘Rock Out’ there.
When in Los Angeles and not on tour, Lemmy was an almost daily visitor to the bar during the final decades of his life.