It’s been a big past couple weeks for crowdfunded memorial bronze statues. First, a Lemmy statue in West Hollywood and now a Glenn Frey in Arizona.
The statue of the late Motörhead frontman stands at one of his favorite places, the Rainbow Bar And Grill. LA-based artist Travis Moore was selected to create the statue funded by money raised by Katon De Pena of thrash metal band HIRAX. Fans put together around $23,000 for the six-foot-tall statue, which 20 people worked on over five months. “I think it will offer some closure. I think Lemmy is finally home,” Moore said. Here’s what it looks like:
As for Frey’s statue in Winslow, it’s installed in the city’s Standin’ On The Corner park, named after the 1972 Eagles song “Take It Easy” — the one with the lyric “Well I’m standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona/ Such a fine sight to see.” Mark Devine and Paul “NeanderPaul” Marshall of Phoenix radio station KSLX helped put together the $22,000 for the life-sized statue. The statue portrays Frey as he looked in the early 1970s. Here’s how it looks:
Here’s “Take It Easy,” in case you forgot:
Now let’s let Lemmy play us out: