Devotees have been asked to stay away from the family and friends service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood, but they won't miss out as the whole memorial will stream on Motorhead's official YouTube channel.

A post from the band reads: "Wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motorheadbangers and friends.

"Go to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an Internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm's life at home. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let's be sure to gather globally on Saturday, January 9 and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon."

Lemmy lost his battle with cancer on 28 December (15), just four days after celebrating his 70th birthday.