There’s a petition to name a newly discovered heavy metal after Lemmy

By Ben Tipple

There’s a petition circulating the web encouraging the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to name one of four newly discovered heavy metals Lemmium, in reference to the recently departed Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister of Motorhead.

“Heavy rock lost its most iconic figure over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister,” it reads, before going on to explain how an astrological object has been named Lemmy in line with the Union’s regulations.

“Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal,” the petition reads.

Get involved over at At the time of writing, the petition has already reached a whopping 20,542 supporters.

Mind you, back in 2010 Lemmy did tell The Independent that the band are most certainly not heavy metal…

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