Rainbow Bar & Grill to Open “Lemmy’s Lounge,” Complete with Massive Statue
Every metal fan knows the Rainbow Bar & Grill, even if they’ve never been there: aside from having been featured prominently in multiple videos by Guns N’ Roses and several other notable 80s bands from the L.A. region, it was Lemmy’s watering hole of choice — in fact, he lived in a small, shitty apartment which he chose specifically due to its proximity to the Rainbow.
So the only surprising aspect of this news from TMZ is that it took six months to happen:
“The patio area at The Rainbow Bar & Grill is being renovated and re-named “Lemmy’s Lounge” … it’s the place Lemmy always hung before his death last December. In an awesome move, they’re using Lemmy’s favorite bar stool as a focal point of the redesign.”
They’re also erecting a bronze life-sized statue of Lemmy, which will cost them a cool $20,000. Worth every penny if you ask me.
The Lemification of the Rainbow is expected to be complete by the end of August. We’ll let you know as soon as there are some images of that statue available.
[via Metal Injection]