The late Lemmy Kilmister was a devoted collector of German World War II memorabilia, and now the country plans to honor him in return.
The Motorhead singer-bassist, who died during December at the age of 70, will be featured on German postage stamps in a partnership between Deutsche Post and the newspaper The Bild. Books of Lemmy stamps will be sold via Bild.de from May 17-June 17, with a limited edition of 7.777 books, commemorating Lemmy's lucky number of 7.
In a statement Bild calls Lemmy a "beloved" figure as well as "A great artist, a gentleman, an honest and loyal person, an icon for many and an inspiration for his fellow artists and fans."
Lemmy is due to be honored at next month's Metal Hammer Golden Gods show in London, when surviving Motorhead members join forces with Saxon for a tribute.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.