Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister was one of the most enigmatic and magical human beings we’ve ever seen. His music, his style, his overall vibe, was one-of-a-kind. The late singer will be getting a statue in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. According to the BBC, the plans for erecting a statue in the rock/metal legend’s honor have been approved. However, those plans were in jeopardy for a bit because of concerns from the authorities. They said that there is a “good-natured by potentially incident generating attention.”

This is planned to be a bronze structure that’s 2.25 meters tall, or around 88.6 inches. And due to the authorities’ concerns, the plinth of the statue will be increased from 2.5 meters to 3 meters. As the source reports, this was one of the important pre-requirements to get the piece erected. The police “raised concerns over fans, footballer supporters or late night revelers potentially climbing onto the plinth to pose with Lemmy.”

The original statue plinth was supposed to be made out of black granite but will now be made out of sandstone to match the Queens Theater nearby. The actual Lemmy portion will be made from Staffordshire Clay. The location is planned for the town’s Market Place. It’ll be made by local sculptor Andy Edwards, who is known for his statue of The Beatles on Liverpool’s Pier Head.

Finally, the statue will be in the famous pose of Lemmy on state, microphone up high, facing up, while holding his bass guitar.

Lemmy founded Motörhead in 1975 and became one of the most recognizable voices in rock history. He was the lead singer and bassist for the band until his death in 2015. They’re known for their loudness, and when I say loud, I mean LOUD stage shows. They famously closed an arena because their sound shook the foundations of the building. They’re known for tracks like “Ace of Spades”. “Overkill”, and the themes for Triple H in WWE like “King of Kings” and “Line in the Sand”.

Hopefully, the statue will be finished sometime soon so Motörhead fans can make the pilgrimage to pay their respects to God himself, Lemmy.

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Source: BBC

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