Watch Lemmy Kilmister’s Entire Memorial Service

Family, friends and fellow musicians remember the late Motörhead frontman.

By Tony Antunovich @tonyantunovich

Family members and many close friends came together yesterday (Saturday, January 9) to remember the life of late Motörhead founder and frontman Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister. You can now watch the memorial service in its entirety above.

The memorial service, which took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, was conducted by Motörhead's manager Todd Singerman. Several speakers came up to pay their final respects to Lemmy, including Lemmy's only son, Paul, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, Bob Kulick (co-producer of Motörhead's cover of Metallica's Whiplash), WWE wrestler Triple H, Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez, former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo, and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

"They say you can't choose your parents," said Lemmy's son, Paul. "Well, I won the lottery when I got Lemmy. Because Lemmy Kilmister, was my father, and he always will be. Nothing can ever change or alter that fact, and I would not have it any other way. You were perfect... my one and only ultimate Rock n' Roll daddy. If I could only stand on your shoulders, what a view I would have. I love you more than life itself. Travel well, my dear father. You're back out on the road for the longest tour to the great gig in the sky. We will never, never forget you. I love you."

Bob Kulick ended his speech saying, "The human race is a much worse place worse off without you."

"His music and personality will last forever, " stated Slash. "He was such a fucking great example of what most of my peers all want to be... somebody who is true to his school... straight-up honest, a hundred percent loyal. I just loved the guy a lot, and I miss him a lot."

Grohl was the last person to speak, and remembered the friendship he shared with Lemmy, stating "There is not enough time to tell you what Lemmy meant to me. What everyone in this room has learned today is that Lemmy was not only that badass-looking, whiskey-drinking, badass motherfucking Rock star, but he had the biggest heart and he set such a great example because he was so kind to everyone."

Grohl then mentioned how he and Lemmy were fans of Little Richard and that he was going to give Lemmy a bible pamphlet he had signed by Little Richard. He then closed reciting the lyrics of Little Richard's song Precious Lord Take My Hand:

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, help me stand
Lord, I'm tired, I'm so weak
Lord, You know I am worn

Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

When my way, it gets kind of dreary
Precious Lord, somewhere near
When my light is almost gone

Hear my cry, Lord, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

Lemmy had just celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), and not two days later, on December 26, he found out that he had an aggressive form of cancer that was deemed terminal by his doctors. He then passed away two days later on December 28.

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