Video: Metallica Pose as Motorhead Tribute Band, The Lemmys, in 1995
The Lemmys in action.
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.
They played "Overkill," "Damage Case," "Stone Dead Forever," "Too Late, Too Late," "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch," "We Are the Road Crew" and an "Overkill" reprise.
“They all dressed up as me and I thought that was great,” Lemmy told VH1.com after the show. “They all had long black wigs on and penciled-in mustaches, and a tattoo drawn on one arm with a black marker. Besides, they got their tattoos on the wrong arm, too, every one of them.”
Blabbermouth reports that Metallica's Lars Ulrich told So What! Magazine, “After some initial hesitation, I also donned the wig and shades (try playing Motorhead songs when you have a three-foot black wig and can’t see s—!), and as we walked toward the Whisky stage (for the first time since supporting Saxon in 1982), the f—ing look on people’s faces, classic. I started ‘Overkill’ and immediately swallowed half the wig, but who gives a f—, and off we went.”
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