L.A. area pub also houses a life-sized statue of the Motörhead frontman
By David Sands
February 28, 2017
Lemmy’s Lounge at the Rainbow Bar in West Hollywood, California has a new addition, and it’s one that should be quite appealing to Motörhead fans.
The patio area, which was dubbed “Lemmy’s Lounge” following the 2015 death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, already features a six-foot-plus bronze statue dedicated to the singer and bassist. Now it’s also got its own 20-foot tall mural.
The mural was created by artist Jules Muck (AKA Muckrock). (SEE A VIDEO OF HER INSTALLATION BELOW.) Muck, who previously created a mural of Lemmy outside Timewarp Music in Mar Vista, California, was selected for the project through a contest held by Motörhead’s management. While the artist now resides in Los Angeles, she’s originally from Stoke-on-Trent, England, which as fate would have it also happens to be Lemmy’s birthplace.
The Rainbow Bar was Lemmy’s favorite Sunset Strip watering hole. It should be noted that the mural isn’t technically on the grounds of the Rainbow; It’s actually on the wall of the Roxy Theatre, a nightclub adjacent to the lounge. The mural was installed with the permission of Roxy’s owners.
Motörhead manager Todd Singerman says of the mural:
“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.”
In addition to the mural, Singerman also endeavors to open a second lounge as well as a Motörhead museum to honor Lemmy’s legacy.
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