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Late Motorhead star Phil Taylor made sure his estranged wife didn't collect a penny in his will, leaving his $1.85 million (£1.3 million) fortune to his sisters.
The drummer, nicknamed Philthy Animal, readjusted his will shortly before he died of liver failure in November (15), and left the bulk of his estate to sisters Linda Taylor-Fry and Helen Greenwood.
Taylor-Fry has revealed her brother was worried his estranged, unnamed wife would seek a cut of his fortune and tried to track her down before his death to secure a divorce, even hiring a private detective to try to find her.
The Daily Mail reports he managed to score a divorce just two weeks before he died on the basis of his lengthy separation from his ex.
Continue reading: Motorhead Star Phil Taylor Leaves $1.85 Million Fortune To His Sisters
The memory of late Motorhead star Lemmy Kilmister will live on at his favourite Los Angeles bar with a lounge named in his honour.
The veteran rocker died in December (15) after a short battle with cancer, and now bosses at the famed Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip have unveiled plans to revamp the venue's patio area as Lemmy's Lounge.
The singer's favourite bar stool will be front and centre at the redesigned outdoor space, which is also set to feature a $20,000 (£14,000) bronze statue in Lemmy's likeness, reports TMZ.com.
Lemmy's Lounge is expected to be completed in August (16).
Continue reading: Lemmy Tribute To Be Erected At His Favourite Bar
Lemmy's final tour with Motorhead is to be released as a concert movie.
The heavy metal act invited a camera crew to film shows and backstage antics towards the end of the group's 2015 tour, not knowing the dates would be Lemmy's last.
The footage from shows in Munich, Germany will now make up the documentary Clean Your Clock.
The band also plans to release a live album of tracks from the shows.
Continue reading: Lemmy Lives On In Final Motorhead Concert Footage
Former Motorhead stars Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell are regrouping for a tribute to their late leader Lemmy.
The rockers will join British heavy metal veterans Saxon for a memorial gig in Ljungbyhed, Sweden in September (16), as part of the V8 Thunder Cars racing series.
The gig has dubbed the Lemmy 500.
"This event is something special and unique," Saxon frontman Biff Byford explains. "We have never before played a concert at a racetrack on a race day and it will also be a chance to pay tribute to our longtime friend and rock icon Lemmy."
Continue reading: Lemmy Tribute Planned At Swedish Racing Festival
Motorhead frontman Lemmy would not have received a musical tribute at the 2016 Grammys without a push from rocker Dave Grohl.
The heavy metal star died in December (15) after a short battle with cancer, with the Foo Fighters singer attending his funeral in Los Angeles and getting an Ace of Spades tattoo in honour of his longtime friend.
Grohl also ensured that Lemmy received a proper musical tribute at the Grammys, where the Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup comprised of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry, with Guns N' Roses stars Duff MCKagan and Matt Sorum, collectively gave a rendition of Motorhead classic Ace of Spades.
Grohl introduced the performance with a dedication to Lemmy, in which he said, "He was a legend and I was proud to call him my friend. I have an Ace Of Spades tattoo, but the truth is that Lemmy left his mark on me a long, long time ago."
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Requested Lemmy Tribute At Grammys
A sculptor has begun work on a life-sized statue of late rocker Lemmy following a fundraising drive.
The Motorhead frontman was a regular at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Los Angeles and owners of the venue celebrated his life by holding a memorial event in January (16), weeks after his death in December (15).
Lemmy is set to be immortalised as a life-size bronze statue, in the patio area near the bar, by sculptor Travis Moore, who has waived his usual fee.
A crowdfunding page was created on Youcaring.com to raise money for the materials and has since raised more than $20,000 (£13,800), so Moore began working on the piece on Wednesday (10Feb16).
Continue reading: Lemmy Statue Gets Underway
Late rock legend Lemmy is to be immortalised with a statue outside his favourite bar in Los Angeles.
The Motorhead frontman, who died in December (15) after a brief battle with cancer, was a regular customer at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the city's Sunset Boulevard, and his life was celebrated with a memorial event at the venue on the day of his funeral last month (Jan16).
A fundraising campaign has now been launched to pay for a life-sized Lemmy statue at the Rainbow, and the drive on Youcaring.com had brought in almost $16,000 (£11,029) as WENN went to press.
"Lemmy recently passed away. People around the world would like a life size statue to immortalize this rock n roll icon - legend," a message posted on the fundraising page reads. "The Rainbow Bar & Grill is 100 per cent on board! The sculptor is Travis Moore who will create the best bronze Lemmy sculpture on the planet!!"
Continue reading: Lemmy Statue Planned For His Favourite Bar
Dave Grohl Formed A New Rock Supergroup On Friday Night (22jan16) To Honour Late Motorhead Frontman Lemmy During An Annual Celebration To Remember Tragic Guitar Great 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.
The Pantera legend was shot and killed by a crazed fan at a show in Ohio on 8 December, 2004 and his surviving bandmates and famous friends have gathered for the so-called Dimebash event in Los Angeles each year to honour his memory.
Guests at this year's (16) get-together also had another heavy rocker, Lemmy, in their thoughts, following his unexpected death in December (15), and Foo Fighters star Grohl decided to pay tribute to the late Brit with a cover of Motorhead classic Ace of Spades.
Jumping on guitar, he joined forces with Pantera's former frontman Phil Anselmo on vocals, Metallica's Robert Trujillo on bass, and ex-Slayer percussionist Dave Lombardo on drums.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Performs Tribute To Lemmy At Annual Dimebash Celebration
German Rock Icon Michael Schenker Was Once Asked To Join Motorhead By Lemmy.
The UFO star claims the late heavy rocker invited him to become the band's first guitarist but Schenker declined the opportunity.
"It was many years ago," he tells Metal Talk. "We toured together when he was in Hawkwind and I was with UFO. We toured the States together, and I saw Lemmy every day, but later when he started to put Motorhead together, he approached me to be his lead guitarist but I wasn't interested.
"I couldn't see that it would be something for me. I declined. I just couldn't see how it would work."
Continue reading: Michael Schenker: 'Lemmy Asked Me To Be Motorhead's First Guitarist'
Former Motorhead Star Mikkey Dee Has Jumped From One Iconic Rock Act To Another After Signing Up To Join The Revamped Thin Lizzy.
Dee will record and tour with the band as it gets set to mark the 40th anniversary of classic album Jailbreak in March (16) and the 30th anniversary of frontman Phil Lynott's death.
The drummer will join singer Ricky Warwick, guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, and Darren Wharton for a series of special shows in 2016 and 2017.
Continue reading: Motorhead Star Mikkey Dee Joins Thin Lizzy For Anniversary Concerts
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