Motörhead were forced to cut short their set at Germany's Wacken festival this past Friday after frontman Lemmy found himself too weak to continue. It was Lemmy's first live appearance since cancelling a set of shows after he being hospitalized with a hematoma and told to rest.
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."
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.