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Lemmy Memorial at TRVE Brewing This Saturday

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This Saturday, rock fans around the world will raise a glass of Jack Daniel's to the memory of Lemmy. On Motörhead's official Facebook page, the band issued this invitation to its audience to livestream the funeral service for frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who died at age seventy on December 28:

"Wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an Internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm's life at home. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let's be sure to gather globally on Saturday, January 9 and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon."

In Denver, locally based metal-lovers' brewery TRVE Brewing will host a gathering for mourners to get together and pour one out for Lemm. Lemmy's Memorial will be celebrated this Saturday, January 9, starting at 4 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

You can take another stroll down Lemmory Lane with this interview with Westword from 1996, when Lemmy was fifty. The conversation shows him in fine form, taking on narrow-minded haters:

"Why do people have to vilify this music all the time? I mean, you've got these people with religious bloody homes where they send kids to be de-metalized. What the foook is that? Are these people foooking stew-pid or something? Do they think Jesus Christ is better than heavy metal? Well, I don't know about that. He's killed more people than we have."

Lemmy also reflected on his age: "I do exactly what I always did—except for the LSD," he concedes. "I gave that up in 1975...Still, I can't believe I'm foooking fifty. I never even considered that I'd make it this far. I mean, when you're 25, everyone who's 35 is your enemy. Then you get to 35 and"—he cackles—"you have to make some quick decisions."

Read the full 1996 interview with Michael Roberts.

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