A significant tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister came about this week on the Wacken Open Air music competition in Germany. The festivities featured a parade, communal toasts, and an enshrinement of the rock icon’s ashes at Lemmy’s Bar within the village of Wacken, together with a shock efficiency from surviving Motörhead members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.
Campbell and Dee first participated in a parade that includes floats carrying a whole bunch of diehard Motörhead followers. The parade started on the competition website and went by the village of Wacken to Lemmy’s Bar. On the tavern, followers witnessed Campbell and Dee put Lemmy’s ashes — that are housed in a mini model of his customized urn — in a glass show subsequent to his hat, boots, bass guitar, and Marshall stack.
The bar additionally featured a re-creation of Lemmy’s “Dressing Room,” which included all of Lemmy’s “favourite issues,” in keeping with a press launch, reminiscent of books, newspapers, whiskey, and his Kinder Eggs. In addition they dressed up the venue with Motörhead-themed murals. Watch video footage of the tribute beneath.
Onstage on the competition, metallic veteran Doro, a private buddy of Lemmy’s, invited Campbell and Dee onstage for rousing performances of Motörhead classics “Love Me Eternally” and “Ace of Spades,” which made the group go wild.
“Lemmy liked enjoying Wacken; there was an extended relationship as we performed for the primary time in 1997 and returned many, many occasions,” Dee acknowledged. “It’s fairly pure that he’s returning now and has one other place ceaselessly.”
Campbell added, “It’s nice that Lemmy can be at Wacken ceaselessly amongst such good associates. And I’m glad there’s one other house the place folks can elevate a toast to him.”
The “Lemmy Eternally at Wacken” celebration follows one other tribute eventually 12 months’s Hellfest, which hosted a large statue of the rock legend. It’s a part of a collection of occasions during which Lemmy can be “enshrined and celebrated at choose spots around the globe, which he liked and permitting followers a spot to collect, keep in mind, and honor him.”
Watch footage of the Lemmy festivities, in addition to Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee performing with Doro, within the clips beneath.