Iconic And Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Legendary MOTÖRHEAD Frontman LEMMY Will Be Included In “Portraits of Lemmy” Book

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A series of vintage, rare, and never-before-seen images from some of rock’s greatest photographers, including Ross Halfin, Fin Costello, Chris Walter, Michael Putland, Mick Hutson, PG Brunelli, and many others, will be included in the eighth volume of Rufus Publications‘ brand-new “Portraits” series coffee table photo-book, “Portraits Of Lemmy.”

The book is a photographic tribute to the legendary, larger-than-life Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, Motörhead‘s lead singer, bassist, and creative force, from the early 1970s until his passing in 2015.

The 240-page book is 230 mm square, case-bound, and made of fine 170 gsm matt coated paper. The book is packaged in a black slipcase with a gold foil logo and includes a fold-out poster. The main edition costs £55 including shipping and is available in 666 numbered copies.

There will also be a much larger, ultra-limited leather-and-metal version that is 375mm square, presented in recycled leather, and has a run of only 50 numbered copies. It has a screen-printed logo and is housed in a hand-welded aluminum metal slipcase, with a tag price of £500.

“Portraits of Lemmy” is a tribute to one of rock’s most influential and legendary artist. The coffee table photo-book pre-order will start on Friday, October 6 at 3 p.m. UK time. To get yours check HERE.

Lemmy is renowned for founding Motörhead and forging a sound and style that are exclusive to heavy metal and hard rock. He once stated that he played “a lot of notes, but I also play a lot of chords” while describing his playing style. “I play a lot of open strings. I just don’t play like a bass player. There are complaints about me from time to time. It’s not like having a bass player; it’s like having a deep guitarist”, he added.

On August 2, 2023, a giant tribute to Motörhead‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister took place, featuring a parade, communal toasts, and the enshrinement of his ashes at Lemmy’s Bar in the village of Wacken, Germany, where the annual Wacken Open Air festival is held.

Fans were also treated to a re-enacted version of Lemmy‘s Dressing Room, which contained all his favorite things such as books, newspapers, whiskey, of course, and even his beloved Kinder Eggs with a toy, and the building itself was adorned with various Motörhead-themed murals, including one of Lemmy himself.

The Lemmy Forever at Wacken celebration was part of a wider movement that started at last year’s Hellfest, and sees Lemmy enshrined and celebrated at select spots around the world, which he loved and allowing fans a place to gather, remember and honor him.


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