Motörhead have had to cancel several gigs after Lemmy Kilmister suffered a hematoma. Barley Arts Promotion, promoter for a recently cancelled Motörhead show in Milan, Italy, announced on the band's website that the hematoma made it "impossible ... to go on stage."
If you need proof that Metallica love Motorhead, check out this just-posted video of Metallica posing as The Lemmys in 1995 at the Whisky-a-Go-Go in LA. The guys, who donned sunglasses and long, black-haired wigs, tore through a set of Motorhead songs in honor of Lemmy Kilmister‘s 50th birthday.
Motörhead may have made "Ace of Spades" famous as a three-piece, but Compressorhead have just taken the Lemmy-penned tune viral with substantially more pieces — namely gears, cogs and pistons. Check out the video below of this all-metal band playing an all-time metal classic.
In a rare instance of frontman Lemmy Kilmister seeming even the slightest bit mortal, Motorhead were forced to miss the final four dates of this year's Gigantour. Giving a tip of the hat to Lemmy and crew, Megadeth performed a cover of Motorhead's "No Class" a couple weeks ago in Austin, Texas. Check out the video below.
Lemmy. That one word is enough to conjure up an image of the epitome of the Jack Daniel's-swilling, chain-smoking rock and roller so out-of-the-movies it's hard to believe he really exists until you find yourself sitting next to him at the Rainbow.
Motörhead are offering something special for their serious and/or rabid fans. It's called the Motör-Bag, and it's packed with cool Motörhead stuff that can't be found anywhere else. Inside a Motörhead messenger bag are two double vinyl LPs of unreleased Motörhead performances (in their entirety), recorded in New York and Manchester. There's also a laminate pass and a piece of the "The Wörld Is Yours" 2010/2011 stage backdrop, each one mounted and numbered.
Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.