The sound of Motörhead is defined by the high-output fat tone and midrange grind Lemmy Kilmister has delivered for decades with songs like "Ace of Spades” and "Iron Fist,” combined with a fast pick attack on his Rickenbacker bass.
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."
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.
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.