Ace of Crusades: Here’s a petition to give the Jack & Coke a new name — ‘A Lemmy’

While the world continues to mourn the death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, a bunch of crusades and causes have been launched. Earlier this week, a petition surfaced asking for a new heavy metal element to be named “Lemmium” in honor of the late rock icon, and before that, Motörhead fans made a push to get 1980 track into the Top 10 British singles charts.

But here comes one better.

An anonymous change.org user has launched a campaign to change the name of a Jack Daniels and Coke to, simply, “A Lemmy.” It’s directed to no one in particular, so while the petition already has more than 3,000 signatures, this is really a grassroots effort that begins with each and every one of us at the bar tonight.

The petition states: “A Jack Daniels and Coke will forever be associated with Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, the iconic founder of Motörhead. 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.”


Next time you’re at the Model or the Sil or any other fine dive bar across the land, and someone asks for a “Lemmy”, raise your glass. You know what they want, and hopefully, the bartender does as well. Soon, the whole world will know.

And in case you missed the Voltage Factory’s tribute to Lemmy last night on VanyaRadio, tune in for a re-broadcast Monday at 10 p.m. local time as host Michael Christopher raises a Lemmy to the one and only Motörhead frontman.

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