Lemmy’s ashes to be enshrined at Hellfest ceremony

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The life of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the frontman and bass player of Motörhead, will be celebrated at Hellfest this week, where a portion of his ashes will be enshrined in a giant statue.

The ceremony will take place on June 23 (Thursday), just after the Scorpions’ headlining set finishes. Fans are invited to pay their own tributes onsite as they attend the giant seven-day rock and metal extravaganza in Clisson, France.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.