The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 7/1/22


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Lemmy Honored At Hellfest Open Air with Giant, Permanent Statue


After a two-year absence due to Covid, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, Hellfest in Clisson, France, returned with two sold-out weekends packed with some of the biggest names in rock and metal music. It also hosted the first international memorialization of the Grammy-award-winning rock legend, Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, with a ceremony featuring band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee which was witnessed by tens of thousands of fans. ”It was a very unique ceremony for a very rare and much loved man,” said Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman, Lemmy was a true road warrior, and starting with this historic Hellfest ceremony, we can continue to make sure he remains one.”

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Watch The New Documentary About The Debut Of The Lemmy Statue


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Director Rocio Romero has released Live To Win, a documentary about the August 24 unveiling of a statute of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in front of the late Motörhead frontman’s favorite bar, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The clip features interviews with development directors Katon De Pena and Anne De Pena, concept artist Travis Moore and Mikey Maglieri of the Rainbow Bar & Grill. Continue reading


The Patio At Lemmy’s Favorite Bar In LA Now Named Lemmy’s Lounge


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For 50 years until his passing last December, Ian “Lemmy” Killmister of Motörhead was synonymous with rock n roll and badassery. The Rainbow Bar And Grill in Hollywood was synonymous with Lemmy, since it was his favourite haunt on the strip in his adopted country. Now the patio at The Rainbow is now and forever known as “Lemmy’s Lounge”.Continue reading


Statue Of Lemmy Kilmister Unveiled At the Rainbow Bar And Grill In Hollywood


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Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, iconic frontman of Motörhead has been immortalized in a life-sized statue at his favorite hangout, the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Lemmy Statue at The Rainbow Bar and Grill

Los Angeles-based artist Travis Moore was selected to create a realistic likeness of Lemmy for the life-size cast bronze statue, which stands at just over six feet tall and will be permanently housed in a special shrine that was constructed in the patio bar area at the Rainbow.

A native of Texas, Travis did his part for free, but there were considerable costs associated with the actual process that ultimately made the statute a reality. A funding campaign was launched by Katon De Pena from classic underground thrash-metal band Hirax, who raised about $23,000 to support the building of the statue.

Lemmy, photo credit Robert John

Lemmy, photo credit Robert John

In an interview recently Moore discussed the making of the statue

“I know they were searching for that hat-coat combo. Photographer Robert John had taken so many good pictures of him and I think that was about the time that they were at the Grammys and ‘Ace Of Spades’ was re-charting. There was really a resurgence for him and you can see that it was a happy time and he looks healthy and good.

“We just wanted to stay away from portraying him in a way that wouldn’t be proper, and he needed to be rocking, a tough-looking dude with a full face and that was the idea.

“There was initially some debate about would he be with a guitar? Would he be sitting at the bar? Would he have a bottle of booze? There were a lot of different options, and coincidentally, even the photo that Robert took, he’s standing there smoking a cigarette. We took that out, more of a liability reason, because someone could break that joker off or get caught on that.

“We don’t need lawsuits or anyone injured or definitely have the statue damaged on top of anything else. But there was a lot of consideration that went into this thing and everyone involved, their number one focus was honoring Lemmy.”