A few of Motörhead legend Lemmy’s ashes have been scattered at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Competition.
As a part of the ‘Lemmy Without end’ memorial weekend honouring the late music legend – who died on December 28, 2015, aged 70, simply two days after he was identified with most cancers – he has been unfold throughout the grounds of the competition within the village in Schleswig-Holstein, the place the ‘Ace of Spades’ rockers performed numerous occasions, so he’ll at all times be there in spirit.
The competition’s co-organiser Thomas Jensen mentioned: “Lemmy coming again to Wacken is a gigantic honour for us — phrases can hardly specific how monumental.
“We are going to create a spot of remembrance for him that does justice to his significance for a complete style and past.
“There has at all times been a particular connection between Motörhead and Wacken Open Air; hardly any band has performed right here extra typically. The truth that his journey additionally ends right here will without end maintain a particular that means.”
The group’s supervisor Todd Singerman added: “Wacken was one in all Lemmy’s dearest properties and we’re delighted he has a spot right here without end.
“He was a person of the folks, and as such, he ‘lived’ in lots of locations worldwide. It is our purpose to permit him to relaxation completely in all his ‘properties’ globally and permit his followers worldwide to have a spot near them the place they’ll each pay respects and rejoice his monumental persevering with legacy and affect.”
Lemmy’s surviving bandmates Phil Campbell, 62, and Mikkey Dee, 59, are main a sequence of tributes to the previous Hawkwind.
The ‘Overkill’ rocker’s ashes have already been used to create tattoos for Motörhead’s tour supervisor and manufacturing assistant.
It was the musician’s request earlier than his demise for his stays to be positioned inside bullets and despatched to his family members.
And in 2021, crew members Eddie Rocha and Emma Cederblad shared a video of them getting the everlasting tribute to their late pal.
The clip started with the caption: “A few of Lemmy’s ashes have been shared with household and shut mates.”
The bullet was then proven earlier than the powdery residue was seen being slipped into ink to create a portrait of the musician for Eddie’s leg and the band’s iconic spade emblem for Emma.
Former MTV ‘Headbangers Ball’ host Riki Rachtman was the primary to share the golden bullet he obtained engraved with Lemmy’s title earlier that 12 months.
He captioned his Twitter submit: “Earlier than his demise #Lemmy requested for his ashes to be put in some bullets and handed out to his closest mates As we speak I obtained a bullet and was actually delivered to tears Thanks @myMotorhead.”