While the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Los Angeles has been a makeshift memorial for those mourning the untimely passing of Motörhead frontman Lemmy following his death last week, they made it official a few days ago, opening their doors for 12 hours this coming Saturday (9) for fans and friends of the band. However, they quickly realized that they might have underestimated the reach and popularity of the iconic frontman, as it’s been announced that his memorial will now encompass the whole Sunset Strip. Here’s what the Rainbow’s Facebook page says about it:
Due to the overwhelming and supportive response to Lemmy’s memorial we are now using the entire Strip to compensate for overflow. The Rainbow will close from 5:00 until 9:00 for a private service however the Roxy and Whisky will remain open to accommodate those looking to show their respects during this time.
In the meantime, a crowdfunding effort has been launched to have a life size statue of Lemmy at the Rainbow. If there’s anywhere a life size statue of the larger than life singer and bassist should be, it’d be at the Rainbow. If you’re interested, you can donate here, but seeing as they’ve only raised about $400 towards their $30,000 goal, it might be a while before it happens.