8 February, 2016 - NME.com
A life-size, bronze statue of late Motorhead frontman Lemmy has been commissioned by fans and will be erected outside his favourite Los Angeles bar.
The statue will be made by Los Angeles artist Travis Moore and unveiled at Rainbow Bar & Grill, located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Lemmy, who passed away last year, was a regular at the haunt, with the bar recently hosting a memorial in the singer's honour.
A crowdfunding campaign launched by fans has raised $15,875 (£11,000) for the project so far (correct at the time of publishing).
Moore says of the news in a Facebook post: "I'm so happy to be creating the Lemmy statue. This will be an amazing tribute to him and all the Motorhead family out there around the world, who are helping raise the cash."
Meanwhile, Download Festival organisers have confirmed that they have renamed its main stage after Lemmy. Motorhead were due to perform at Download 2016 but pulled out after Lemmy died of cancer in December.
'The Lemmy Stage' this year will be headlined by Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Black Sabbath with festival boss Andy Copping stating that "a suitable tribute" to Lemmy will also take place.