What happened to Lemmy’s ashes may be the most badass metal thing ever

When we lost Lemmy to cancer at the end of of 2015, it was a huge loss for everyone who loves hard and heavy music. His chair at the end of the bar at the Rainbow on Sunset Boulevard has become a pilgrimage spot (yep, I’ve been there) and his favourite drink–a Jack and Coke–is often referred to as a “Lemmy.”

Stories about the life and death of Lemmy keep coming, too. The latest is that after he died, his ashes were placed into bullet casings, which were then given to his closest friends. This has been confirmed by multiple people, including Riki Rachtman, the host of Headbanger’s Ball, and tennis star Pat Cash.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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