Good news for Rock n Metal fans as it’s fantastic to announce the crowdfunding efforts for a Lemmy Statue have reached the target of $21,000 getting the project firmly underway.
So far, many gratifying donations have excelled the pledge, so work can now commence on the rock god, who will be forever immortalised to stand proudly outside his favourite Rainbow Bar & Grill haunt.
After a crowd funder set up to fund a statue of the late, great Lemmy Kilmister, many kind & generous donations have hit well over the target & all extra money raised will go to Cancer Research in the Motorhead Legends name.
The proposed Bronze Statue is being made by sculptor Travis Moore, who put his name forward for the project. Travis met with the owners of the Rainbow and showed them his sketches for the proposed bronze statue. They liked what they saw, so he’s currently working on a scale model of Lemmy.
Once finished, It’ll be converted into a life-size sculpture, which will be moulded in wax and then poured and cast in bronze.
According to the info on the crowdfunding YouCaring.com site, it’s estimated that the statue will take between 3 & 6 Months to make, & his creator Travis has promised to “do his best to make Lemmy proud”.
With just 5 days to go at the time of this post, you can see all the proceeds of the charitable donors who have made this project possible. Here, Rock n Metal Collectables has since made a decidedly small donation to the cause. Suffice to say I’d love nothing more than to be a part of making up this historical statue while supporting cancer research.
So for those of you who have been charitable donors or are thinking about chipping in, then give yourself a pat on the cheeks, ’cause it seems we’ll all see Lemmy again very soon!
To find out more about the project and be part of this historic statue you can go to the page here. https://www.youcaring.com/lemmymotorheadstatue
So now with a statue of Lemmy currently in works, let’s look at some other rockers who’ve been immortalised in actual ‘rock and metal’.
Johnny paid for this statue himself before sadly passing away with prostate cancer in 2004. According to former Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, the guitarist saw it ” as something for the fans to come see”. Very nice it is too, setting him back just $100,000.
At the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California.
Erected in 2005, this lifesize statue of Phil Lynott was sculpted by Paul Daly. The locals have nicknamed it ” The Ace With The Bass”
Harry Street Dublin. Ireland.
Randi Hubbard started this concrete statue when Kurt died. It’s shedding a single tear because it took so long to make.
Aberdeen Museum Of History, Washington.
Bon Scott has 2 statues- this one’s in a sun-soaked Aussie harbour, and another in his ‘Gonad freezing’ hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland. I know which statue I’d rather be.
Jimi Hendrix. 1942-1970.
The permanently Knee sliding Jimi Hendrix was unveiled in January 1997 amid a veil of coloured ” Purple Haze” smoke. According to locals, it’s not unusual to find a half burnt cigarette between his lips.
Capitol Hill near downtown Seattle.
Freddie Mercury. 1946 1991.
This statue is twinned with a less permanent one that is displayed out front of We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. It now resides in Roger Taylor’s garden.
Lake Geneva, Montreux.
So then rockers, If you think Lemmy’s fine erection will proudly stand outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill, then let me know below!
Can’t wait to see it there hopefully this summer, Til then,
Take care now,