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Massive New Statue Of LEMMY Unveiled At France’s HELLFEST (Photos)

A large new statue of iconic MÖTÖRHEAD chief Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister has simply been unveiled at this yr’s version of Hellfest, which is going down over two weekends in June. Hellfest is an annual open-air pageant held in Clisson, France and one of many largest steel festivals in all of Europe.

The all-new Lemmy statue replaces the earlier sculpture of the MÖTÖRHEAD mainman which was erected six years in the past however was reportedly falling aside because of the truth that the plaster, of which it was partly composed, was severely crumbling.

The upgraded Lemmy statue is the creation of Caroline Brisset, an rising French sculptor who has exhibited her work in France and Belgium. Primarily impressed by vitality over kind and viewing the human as a topic of each fascination and concern, she constructs metal works that marry the concrete and the summary to attain a dreamlike impact.

Brisset was approached by Hellfest organizer Ben Barbaud final November about creating the Lemmy sculpture and he or she instantly agreed to become involved.

“I stated sure as a result of it was a fantastic undertaking,” she instructed Ouest-France. “And it was additionally fairly a problem to make such an enormous statue in such a short while.”

Longtime MÖTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee, who has been a member of the SCORPIONS since 2016, expressed his pleasure concerning the new Lemmy statue, sharing a photograph of the sculpture on social media and writing in a caption: “Nice statue/monument of Lemmy being offered at Hellfest, France. I am unable to wait to return again to one among my favourite festivals in Europe. See you all there on Thursday!”

Lemmy, who celebrated his seventieth birthday on December 24, 2015, discovered two days later that he was troubled with an aggressive type of most cancers. He died two days later, on December 28, 2015, at his residence in Los Angeles.

Lemmy had handled a number of well being points within the few years earlier than his dying, together with coronary heart bother, forcing him to chop again on his well-known smoking and Jack Daniel’s habits.

MÖTÖRHEAD was pressured to cancel various exhibits in 2015 because of Lemmy‘s failing well being, though they did handle to finish one ultimate European tour simply two weeks previous to his passing.

In June 2020, it was introduced that Lemmy will get the biopic remedy. The upcoming movie, “Lemmy”, might be directed by Greg Olliver, who beforehand helmed the 2010 documentary of the identical identify, “Lemmy”.

“Lemmy” will comply with Kilmister‘s life rising up in Stoke-on-Trent, changing into a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and a member of seminal psychedelic rock band HAWKWIND earlier than forming MOTÖRHEAD.

A custom-made urn containing Lemmy‘s ashes is on everlasting show in a columbarium at Forest Garden Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

Photograph above by Fernando Bonenfant for The Steel Voice

Nice statue/monument of Lemmy being offered at Hellfest, France. I am unable to wait to return again to one among my favourite festivals in Europe. See you all there on Thursday!

Posted by Mikkey Dee on Saturday, June 18, 2022

♠️ DAY 2 – Let’s go ! ♠️

Welcome Again Lemmy.

🎥 – Reside by ARTE Live performance : https://www.arte.television/fr/arte-concert/

⚠️…

Posted by Hellfest Open Air Pageant on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Lemmy 🤘Hellfest 2022 – Official Occasion

Posted by Sophie Chevreux on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Lemmy Hellfest 2022

Posted by Christian Raj on Friday, June 17, 2022

Lemmy au Hellfest !!! 😁🤘
Énorme 😱

Posted by Daniel Fret on Friday, June 17, 2022

Lemmy at Hellfest Open Air Pageant

Photograph credit score Fernando Bonenfant for The Steel Voice

Posted by The Steel Voice on Friday, June 17, 2022

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