Lemmy never did drink milk….
Apparently, one of the last things the late Mr Kilminster did was to shoot a TV commercial, a TV commercial for milk of all things. The commercial had not been finished when news of the great man’s passing reached the advertising agency, seems they initially decided to shelve it all but then had a change of heart, and took an unscripted Lemmy ad-lib and turned it in to this milky tribute….
“This is offered in celebration of the life of a lovely, exceptional man – a man who celebrated life so vibrantly himself. We were first shooting a remake of an iconic Finnish milk ad. The tone of this ad that was shot a month ago was changed to make it a heartfelt tribute, however modest. A take that came late in the shoot was selected – one of Lemmy’s brilliant improv moments that was never in the script. This was our magical encounter with a great man – and we’re honoured to share it with the world. Thank you, Lemmy”.
Meanwhile Lemmy’s funeral will be webcast live on Saturday, so that fans all over the world can pay their respects as the Motorhead icon is laid to rest.
The ceremony takes place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood from 3pm to 4.30pm local time (11pm-12.30am UK time). It will be streamed via the band’s YouTube channel.
A 12-hour memorial will already be underway on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, after plans to hold it solely in the Rainbow Bar And Grill had to be changed to accommodate numbers.
Motorhead say: “Wherever you are, please get together and watch the service with fellow Motorheadbangers and friends. Go to your favourite bar or club, make sure they have access to an internet connection, and toast along with us.
“Or, simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm’s life at home. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday, January 9, and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.”