Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running free weekly music program founded by QUIET RIOT's Chuck Wright, announced plans to hold a "Tribute To Lemmy" honoring the famed leader of MOTÖRHEAD on Tuesday, August 23 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The show will be free.
For the "Tribute To Lemmy", some of rock music's biggest "A-list" players are expected to perform. Formal player announcements will be released in the coming days.
The "Tribute To Lemmy" precedes the unveiling of a permanent Lemmy statue at the nearby Rainbow Bar & Grill. Created by artist Travis Moore, the statue unveiling will be on Wednesday, August 24. Moore will also display his complete collection of Lemmy artwork at the tribute.
Lemmy fans from around the world are expected to descend onthe two days of Sunset Strip events. Thousands have already responded that they will be attending.
For more information about Ultimate Jam Night, visit UltimateJamNight.com.
Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday last Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on December 28, at his home in Los Angeles.
The MOTÖRHEAD frontman had dealt with several health issues over the past few years, including heart trouble, forcing him to cut back on his famous smoking and Jack Daniels habits.
The band was forced to cancel a number of shows last year, although they did manage to complete one final European tour on December 11, 2015.