Motörhead Fan Starts Campaign to Rename a Jack and Coke a 'Lemmy'
Make mine a Lemmy on the rocks. A fan of Lemmy Kilmister is calling on supporters of drinkin’ and rockin’ to toast the late Motörhead frontman by backing an ambitious campaign…to rename a Jack Daniel’s and Coke a “Lemmy”.
The petition at Change.org is gathering pace and has attracted more than two-thirds of its required 15,000 signatures. The creator of the campaign writes, “A Jack Daniels and Coke will forever be associated with Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, the iconic founder of Motorhead. To celebrate and remember one of Rock and Roll's true legends, I petition everyone to henceforth and hereafter refer to the combination of Jack Daniels Whiskey and Coca-Cola as a "Lemmy". Let it be so.”
So, how could an online petition actually instruct barflies and bartenders around the globe on an official name-change for a beverage? That’s not really the point. Rather, it’s a neat initiative to remember the legendary hard rock singer and bass player, who died Dec. 28 at the age of 70, just days after being diagnosed with cancer.
Lemmy’s friends and family will pay tribute this Saturday for a memorial service at one of his favorite hangouts, Los Angeles’ Rainbow Bar & Grill.
No doubt the “Lemmy” will flow all day.