Drinkers raise a glass to Lemmy on day of Motorhead frontman's funeral


Motorhead fans across Britain are flocking to pubs to raise a glass to Lemmy and watch the legendary frontman's funeral tonight.

Eulogies from friends and family of the late rock star will be given at a special memorial night being put on at The Wig And Gown pub in Holloway, north London.

The boozer said it had been overwhelmed by the number of fans wanting to pay their respects at the event tonight, where Lemmy's funeral will be livestreamed from America.

Akin Arrowsmith, 31, a barman from north London, was among those who got to the bar early for tonight's event.

He said: "I have been listening to Motorhead since I was about seven or eight.

"I was gutted when I heard Lemmy had died. My mum phoned me up and asked me if I was OK. I was lying in bed and had tears in my eye.

"We are going to give him a proper Motorhead send off - loud, messy and full of random chaos."