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Motorhead fans want new element named after Lemmy

Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister died aged 70 in December Credit: PA

The frontman of rock band Motorhead 'Lemmy' Kilmister, was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer on Boxing Day and died just two days later at his home in Los Angeles.

Now fans of the Stoke-on-Trent-born superstar, have signed a petition calling for one of four newly discovered super-heavy elements, chemical number 118 in the periodic table, to be named "Lemmium".

The petition, set up by John Wright, a business support manager from York, states: "Heavy rock lost its most iconic figure over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister.

It has already gained more than 12,000 supporters on the website.

The Burslem-born rock star died aged 70.

'Lemmy' archive: 2006 report shows Motorhead sponsor young footballers

As the music world pays tribute to 'Lemmy', the frontman of Motorhead, ITV News Central's archive holds memories of him too.

Motorhead meet the under 10s football team they sponsored Credit: ITV News Central

In 2006, Emily Knight reported on the band's sponsorship of a young football team from Lincoln, who changed their kit to match the band, and ran onto the pitch to 'Ace of Spades'.

'Lemmy' and the band met the children while preparing for gig at Nottingham's Rock City venue.


Birmingham's Fusion Festival to add new acts to lineup today

Justin Bieber is headlining the Birmingham based festival. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Birmingham's Fusion Festival will announce further acts for this year's event later on today.

So far, Justin Beiber, The Vamps and Ella Henderson are part of the lineup.

The festival takes place in August 28 - 30 at Cofton Park.

Global Gathering cancels 2015 festival

Organisers of the Warwickshire dance festival Global Gathering say it will not be on next year.

Global Gathering festival will be on a 'break' in 2015 Credit: PA

The event, which has been running for 13 years at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford, will take a break in 2015.

Festival bosses say that they will spend the time revising the event to guarantee that it keeps it's place at 'the heart' of the dance music market.

Pop singer Passenger performs impromptu set in Birmingham

Hundreds of people turned out to Rotunda Square by the Bullring in Birmingham city centre yesterday as pop singer Passenger performed an impromptu set.

Pop singer Passenger performing in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

It was the latest of his shows he is performing across the country to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine and its vendors.

Hundreds watched the singer perform in Rotunda Square Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

The singer, said: “The Big Issue is a wonderful thing, it helps so many people in different ways."

“I don’t need to play on the street with my guitar case out to try and live any more, so it’s the least I can do to try and help Big Issue vendors across the country.”

The performance was held to raise the profile of the Big Issue magazine Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)
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