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Lemmy Kilmister Wall Mural Unveiled At Lemmy's Lounge

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Lemmy's Lounge, located in the outdoor patio at the world-famous Rainbow Bar and Grill on LA's Sunset Strip, just got a very big addition - a 20 foot high mural of the man himself.

Already situated in Lemmy's Lounge is a bronze statue immortalizing the Motörhead singer. The life-size sculpture - based on a famous Lemmy photograph by Robert John - features shades of black and metallic bronze throughout, with detailed lines and strategic crevices capturing Kilmister's familiar features, from his bristly whiskers to his infamous moles to his signature hat and boots.

In memory of rock's greatest front man, the patio where Lemmy spent most of his life when not on the road or in the studio was dedicated to him by naming this area Lemmy's Lounge, thanks to Rainbow owner Mikael Maglieri.

Roxy owner Nic Adler and Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice subsequently agreed to allow the painting of a celebratory mural commemorating the life of Lemmy and Motorhead on the side wall of the Roxy, opposite Lemmy's Lounge and statue.

Motörhead's management ran a contest seeking a muralist painter, and the winner was Jules Muck. Although it was not known at the time she was chosen, Jules was born in the same U.K. town as Lemmy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Like Lemmy, she's now adopted Los Angeles as her home.

Motörhead manager Todd Singerman says, "This is for the fans. Lemmy would always say, at every show, 'We are Motörhead, and we play rock 'n' roll. Don't forget us.' That's my job now."

To that end, the statue and mural appear to be only the beginning of a series of plans to honor the band and its beloved frontman. Singerman's current efforts include working on opening another Lemmy's Lounge as well as a museum dedicated to the group.

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