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David Bowie’s “Heroes” covered by Motörhead

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:19 PM (PST)

Rolling Stone has premiered a previously unreleased moving cover of Bowie’s classic “Heroes” as interpreted by the much missed Lemmy and his band Motörhead. It will appear on an upcoming covers record.

The accompanying video footage reminds with ease how pure and real a rock n’ roll band they were and that music can really bring us together.

I’m glad the last time I saw them on the 2012 Mayhem Fest they totally crushed it and gave Slayer and Slipknot a run for their money, showing that the old dogs still had it in, uh, spades.

RIP Lemmy/deaf forever.

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Lemmy Kilmister dies at 70

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM (PST)
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Having dealt with death in my life this year, it’s with a heavy fucking heart that I report that Lemmy is dead.

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lemmy lived a full fucking life, but it never makes it easier when shit like this happens.

I only had one chance to see Motorhead and that was at 2012 Mayhem Festival. It was a cool fall evening in Georgia and of course Lemmy and Co. brought their best. It was a hell of a time.

Lemmy will be missed by the entirety of the metal community. Pour one out for him tonight.

From Motorhead’s Facebook:

“There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD. 

Have a drink or few.

Share stories.

Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to lose, lived to win.”

 

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Classic early Motorhead member Phil Taylor passes away

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM (PST)

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The great “Philty Animal”, Phil Taylor has left this mortal coil at age 61. He was a true character and part of the classic legacy of one of the all time great rock n roll bands. More info HERE.

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Motörhead honored by L.A. city council on 40th anniversary

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:39 PM (PST)

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In case you missed it, Andrew Bansal at Metal Assault has a very cool article about our boys with bite being honored:

For a band with no members originating from the city, rock ‘n roll veterans Motörhead have established as much of a connection with Los Angeles as any hometown band. 

Read it HERE.

 

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Motorhead ain’t scared of “Bad Magic”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM (PST)

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UK true grit heroes Motorhead always deliver and Bad Magic (out late August) is sure to be another solid punch in the gut from Lemmy, his fellow pirates (and, uh, road crew).

Bad Magic was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California with the band’s long-time producer Cameron Webb (Weezer, A Skylit Drive, Alkaline Trio). I might add that the “Sympathy For The Devil” cover announced might just make me fall off the wagon (in a good way).

Tracks BELOW.

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2015 Grammy Awards announce Metal choices and…uhhhh…yeah

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM (PST)

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So, the Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance have been released and as usual it is nothing to write home about. I mean, it was awesome Killswitch was nominated last year but we all new it would go to Black Sabbath (which is fine. It’s Black Sabbath). My point though is they rarely dig that deep and get anyone shocking each year anymore. This year there are two nominees from the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life compilation and neither is near the quality of the best two songs (“Egypt” by Doro and Corey Taylor’s “Rainbow In The Dark” smoke the Tenacious D and Anthrax songs picked, no offense to either of those groups. Anthrax’s “Neon Knights” is good and faithful to the original classic.). Seriously, though…why put Tenacious D on this list? Jack Black rules but they are a comedy act?! Then again so are some metal bands, haha.

The new Machine Head is certainly worthy and should have been on here. That said, it is nice to see Motorhead and Mastodon in here and at least Slipknot were nominated for a heavy song “The Negative One”, but in a year when such exciting stuff happened in metal left and right from  T.O.A.D. ‘s mighty Vacant Face to Shores Of Null to Revocation, this list is pretty fuckin’ lazy yet again. Even someone who had never heard those bands could still trip over dozens of other releases to shore up this list and make it relevant.

That said, go Lemmy all the way.

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Motorhead re-schedule tour dates

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM (PST)

motorhead Were you planning on going to a Motorhead show in the UK/Europe area?

You might need to re-check your calendars. Motorhead announced their re-scheduled tour dates for their upcoming UK/European tour.

To see the new tour dates click here.

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Motorhead streaming new album, ‘Aftershock’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM (PST)

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British hard rockers Motorhead are about to drop their latest album Aftershock on October 22.

Aftershock will be the band’s 21st studio album.

Stream the album and check out the track-listing here.

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Motorhead to release new album

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM (PST)

motorhead Motorhead proves time and time again that they’re the band that just keeps on going. After years of being together, numerous tour, albums, and record sales, the band got together to share some big news.

The band recently announced that they will be releasing an album in North America on October 22nd, 2013.

Click here for more details on the album.

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Best U.S. Fest of 2012? Probably Mayhem.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM (PST)

When it comes to full-fledged package tours in 2012, Mayhem pretty much blew everyone away this year. As far as mainstream metal goes, how can you compete with Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, Slayer and As I Lay Dying on one tour? You might as well just give up. If only High On Fire hadn’t dropped off the tour…well, it’s just as well. That would have been almost too much to fucking handle.

Mayhem was a great current glance at much of the metal landscape.

I wanted to reflect on my own experience at the festival plus share some insight from bands like (the awesome and underrated) Stemm and The Devil Wears Prada on why it was so great this year. Sure, everyone was bugging about Slipknot and they did put on an amazing show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (especially “Surfacing”). Really, it was about everyone more than one band. While the horribly awful energy drinks and lack of decent booze (which we managed to get around, hee hee) were a downer, it was nonetheless a great, refreshing time that revived conviction that Metal is here to stay/slay.

Click HERE for thoughts plus recap pics of bands like Slayer, As I Lay Dying, Stemm, Lemmy and more!

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Motörhead planning covers album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM (PST)

Motörhead founder Lemmy recently told Classic Rock Revisited that they apparently have two new releases in store: a new full-length studio album and an album containing song covers. Asked about the latter, Lemmy replied:

“We did discuss it, but we haven’t come to a concrete decision on it. It would be fun to do. The three of us are very different when it comes to music, so it would be a very diverse album. We’d make them all into Motörhead songs, anyway. We’ve done covers before.”

He was also asked if the band already had any new music, and his response was, “Not yet. We will just go into the studio a month before we do the next album and just write.”

Motörhead’s last studio album, The Wörld Is Yours, was released in Europe in December 2010 and in the United States a month later.

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King DiamondSo apparently there is this Swedish scientist who keeps discovering new types of fossils (worms for the most part) and naming them after metal legends.  Six years ago he named one after Lemmy from Motörhead, and now he’s going for King Diamond.

Dr. Mats E. Erikssonan Associate Professor of Paleontology – Department of Geology at Lund University in Lund, Sweden has found a 420 million year old fossilised worm that he has named…wait for it…Kingnites diamondi!  How freakin’ cool is that?!

According to a Scandinavian journal of Earth Sciences called GFF, “The polychaete annelid Kingnites diamondi, a new paulinitid genus and species, is described from the Silurian of Baltoscandia. Its large maxillae differ morphologically from those of all other known paulinitids, particularly in being very elongate and having conspicuous myocoele openings and posterior portions of the first maxillae (MI). Albeit rare, this polychaete taxon is highly characteristic and appears to be confined to the Wenlock–Ludlow transitional interval on Gotland, Sweden, and ranges into the upper Ludlow on Saaremaa, Estonia. All samples yielding this species derive from strata formed in proximal carbonate platform environments. The temporal and geographical distribution indicates that it first appeared in Gotland and subsequently spread north-eastwards to the present-day Saaremaa. Kingnites diamondi adds to the list of known members of the Paulinitidae and reinforces the importance of this family, in terms of abundance and diversity, in Silurian polychaete faunas of Baltica. This is the biggest paulinitid recorded from the Silurian with an inferred body length of approximately half a metre and its diagnostic jaws may serve as a proxy for shallow water, backreef (marginal marine to lagoonal) environments.”

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Blackie Lawless talks about W.A.S.P. touring with Motörhead 15 years ago

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM (PST)

W.A.S.P.In his latest diary A Real Hard Night, W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless writes the events of his band’s infamous tour with Motörhead back in 1997, which resulted in the band quitting the trek after Lemmy butted heads with Lawless. Here’s what he had to say:

“One thing I’d like to address is the U.S. leg of [the] tour that we did with Motörhead

A lot has been written about an altercation that happened between Lemmy and myself. There was a lot of tension between the two of us while we were doing the tour and at one point he and I got into a very heated argument.

I had known Lemmy for a long time and the problems that him and I were having didn’t make sense. Him and I used to hang out together in night clubs so the goings-on during the tour that caused the problems were strange, to say the least.

A few months after the tour was over, I ran into him during the filming of a VH1 special. We talked for a while and discussed what the hell had just happened. Come to find out, somebody booking the tour had told me one thing, and Lemmy said another guy told him completely the opposite concerning how the tour would be run. It made a tour that should have been a lot of fun be filled with totally unnecessary tension.

What happened was these people who booked the tour used both of us to get what they wanted.

After [Lemmy] and I talked it out, I was REALLY angry at those people. I know I GOT USED!!!

Him and I hugged each other and he gave me a call the next day.

I’m happy to call him my friend.

I wish I could go back and undo everything that happened during that tour!!!

As a side note, we were both playing a festival a couple of months ago in Romania. It was unbelievably HOT that day!!! I went into [Lemmy’s] dressing room after we finished our show and I told him, ‘Lemmy, whatever you do, you gotta make sure before you go on stage that you’re COMPLETELY hydrated or you’ll pass out!’ He holds up a glass full of Jack Daniels and Coke and says, ‘I intend to stay COMPLETELY hydrated out there… as there are MANY, MANY ice cubes in this glass.’ All I could do was hang my head and just laugh…. That’s the Lemmy I know and love!!!”

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John Hamilton founding bassist for Hawkwind dead at 69

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:43 AM (PST)

Maybe not everyone reading this knows who the pioneering space rock band Hawkwind is, but lets just say that a certain Mr. Lemmy Killmeister of Motörhead got his start there so this band’s importance can not be overlooked.  Founding bass played John Hammilton has just tragically passed after a seven year battle with Huntington’s disease.

To read several short statements on John’s death click here.

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Anthrax confirmed as supporting act on Motörhead’s annual U.K. tour

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM (PST)

Bay area thrash legends Anthrax have just been confirmed as the opening act on none other than Motörhead‘s fall 2012 tour of the U.K.  This is definitely not one to miss if you live across the pond.

The tour will take place between November 5-18, 2012 and dates can be found right here.

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