Rock Fans Campaign For Lemmy And Slash Statues In Stoke-On-Trent

Rock fans campaigning for statues to be erected in honour of former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Motorhead overlord Lemmy.

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Could Stoke-on-Trent be England's hardest rocking city? It could certainly make a serious claim for the accolade if rock fans campaigning for statues to be erected in honour of former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Motorhead overlord Lemmy get their way.

Thisisstaffordshire.co.uk reports that a petition in support of the idea has gathered 318 signatures and is now being considered by the city council's economic development overview and scrutiny committee.

A campaign spokesperson told the committee, "We firmly believe it could be a landmark that is really quite individual and exclusive to the area, and would definitely be a popular attraction for fans of rock music worldwide."

Both musicians are closely linked to the area. Lemmy was born nearby Burslem but moved to North Wales when he was 10-years-old while Slash - though born in London - lived in Stoke-on-Trent until he was six. Stoke-on-Trent's other famous sons include Take That's prodigal Robbie Williams who was born there in 1974 and Gorillaz's fictional bassist Murdoc claims to be from the city. Strangely, their names are conspicuous by their absence.

However, though receiving support from the committee, savage public spending cutbacks mean that campaigners will have to fund any statues themselves.

Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    deathofarev
    this campaign has been going for an age...but no less it's a good campaign...would be good to see statues of them in stoke
    dhruvrajvanshi
    former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash
    as long people refer to him like that, he won't be considered legendary.
    krypticguitar87
    dhruvrajvanshi wrote: former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash as long people refer to him like that, he won't be considered legendary.
    yeah as long as he's refeered to as "the guitarist that played lead for guns and roses when they were good" he seems pretty shitty.... so anyway what would you credit him with, the much less popular snake pit or velvet revolver (which also never got the critical acclaim or gnr)or maybe his solo album? none of those make sense, but I would argue that being the lead guitarist of a legendary rock band makes you pretty legendary....
    Nonesta13
    ok are they gonna keep putting former guns n roses guitarist? i think everyone knows who he is by now...even if they dont listen to rock
    Sherlock_Bones
    CrazyPigeon wrote: hmcguire wrote: i wanna move there No you don't.
    This man speaketh the truth.
    Alkaline 64
    RyanIbanezMan wrote: Birmingham is clearly England's hardest rocking city.
    [quote]RyanIbanezMan wrote: +1