There are a lot of “metals” already on the periodic table of elements.
We lost Lemmy just two days before the newly four elements have been discovered, December 30th, 2015. Since then, metal fans have launched a petition to have one of the metals named after Lemmy.
The petition reads:
“Heavy rock lost its most iconic figure over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister. Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal. We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered Heavy Metals in the Periodic table is named ‘Lemmium.’ An astrological object (a star) has been named Lemmy to meet the IUPAC naming recommendations”
Huffington Post has the entire store here.
— John Wright (@JohnWrightECB) January 6, 2016
— Tequila Mockingbyrd (@tequilabyrds) January 6, 2016