Motörhead have cancelled their upcoming Euro tour. Here’s an update from Lemmy explaining the situation…
“I have to sadly let you know that Motörhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.
We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don’t worry – I’m not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.
It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn’t quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would’ve disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated…and know that I’m getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.
THE SUNSET STRIP WILL BE DANCING TO THE AMERICAN BEAT AS HEADCAT PLAYS THE ROXY THEATER IN WEST HOLLYWOOD ON MARCH 17TH
It’s not often that rock fans get the chance to catch Lemmy fronting another band besides the legendary Motörhead. But on March 17th, Lemmy’s rockabilly outfit, HeadCat, will be rocking the Roxy Theater (located at 9009 West Sunset Boulevard, in West Hollywod, California). Joined by Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom and Rockats guitarist Danny B. Harvey, the trio will be performing tunes from the critically acclaimed ‘Walk the Walk…Talk the Talk,’ which is released via the Niji Entertainment Group.
Lemmy has always been vocal about his love for vintage rock n’ roll and rockabilly, so it’s fitting for one of rock’s truly one-of-a-kind figures to get back to his roots. Speaking to Rolling Stone about the HeadCat, Lemmy described it as “Old time rock & roll, it’s feel-good music. It’s music that would persuade your girlfriend to fuck you later!”
And as evidenced by such standout tracks as “American Beat,” “Shakin’ All Over,” and “Let It Rock,” All Music Guide got it right by declaring “‘Walk the Walk…Talk the Talk’ is a much welcomed arrival in a period that will undoubtedly go down as ‘the Auto-Tune era,’ when the original thrill of raw and real rock & roll has been all but replaced by computer-perfected blahness.”
Don’t pass by this opportunity to catch an intimate performance by a true member of rock royalty, as the March 17th show will undoubtedly be a rockin’ good time. Get your tickets now, before it’s too late!
Guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde is best known about his long stint in support of former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and leading his own band Black Label Society which recently released its 8th studio album ORDER OF THE BLACK. Wylde has gone through many changes during the last two years. His long term run as Osbourne’s guitarist came to an end and he also faced serious health problems in 2009 when he was suddenly hospitalized due to blood cuts. Fortunately, everything seems to be fine in Wylde’s camp now. His health problems are long gone and ORDER OF BLACK is becoming their most successful release to date. Black Label Society’s new tour reached Finland in early March and in Helsinki we had a pleasure to speak with the man himself and hear all the latest news from Wylde’s world. Read on!
The already-larger-than-life MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister is headed to the big screen this winter, as the acclaimed new documentary Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch (Damage Case Films/Megaforce) is confirmed for theatrical bookings around the country. The first round of screenings to be announced include:
New York City (Cinema Village, opening January 28)
Austin (The Draft House Downtown, January 14-21)
Seattle (Film Forum, February 4-10)
Portland, OR (Clinton St. Theater, January 14-21)
Atlanta (The Plaza Theatre, opening January 14)
More cities will be announced soon.
Critics around the world can’t get enough of Lemmy. The film won the Best Documentary prize at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile last weekend, and it’s been a major hit at dozens of other international festivals, including screenings in France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Korea. Currently in theaters in the UK, Lemmy has recently sold out screenings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, where it was rated by one firm as the second most popular film in theaters last weekend.
The DVD, a-two disc set packed with more than four hours of bonus features, will be released February 15 and will be available for digital download and on Blu-ray. Filmed over more than three years, and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, “Lemmy” features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE and SLASH to Peter Hook (NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION), Mick Jones (THE CLASH) and Jarvis Cocker.
Official trailers for Lemmy can be viewed below:
Lemmy will be released in the UK, Germany, France and Scandinavia on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011.
Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe – from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.
Hailed as a godfather of heavy metal, 64-year-old Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has established himself as the living embodiment of rock and roll over the past four decades. After stints with popular Mersey beat band THE ROCKIN’ VICKERS and influential psychedelic rockers HAWKWIND, and even a brief time spent as a member of JIMI HENDRIX’ road crew, Lemmy formed Motörhead in 1975.
Going on to record such influential metal classics as ‘Overkill’, ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Bomber’, the Grammy Award-winning Motörhead and Kilmister’s fusion of punk and metal registered a major influence on such bands as METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES and NIRVANA.
2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of Motörhead, which features Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.
A new official trailer for “Lemmy”, the long-awaited documentary examining the life and career of MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, can be viewed below.
“Lemmy” received its U.K. premiere at the London Film Festival on October 23. In addition, “Lemmy” directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski took part in the panel discussion “I’m With The Band” on October 24 in the Delegate Centre at BFI South Bank. Video footage of the question-and-answer session can be viewed below.
“Lemmy” will be released on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011. The film premiered in the U.S. in March 2010 during the South by Southwest at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin.
Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe — from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.
“Lemmy” features appearances by such high-profile Kilmister friends/peers as METALLICA, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H.
Hailed as a godfather of heavy metal, 64-year-old Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has established himself as the living embodiment of rock and roll over the past four decades. After stints with popular Mersey beat band THE ROCKIN’ VICKERS and influential psychedelic rockers HAWKWIND, and even a brief time spent as a member of Jimi Hendrix‘s road crew, Lemmy formed MOTÖRHEAD in 1975.
Going on to record such influential metal classics as “Overkill”, “Ace of Spades” and “Bomber”, the Grammy Award-winning MOTÖRHEAD and Kilmister‘s fusion of punk and metal registered a major influence on such bands as METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES and NIRVANA.
2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of MOTÖRHEAD, which features Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.
A new trailer for Lemmy, the long-awaited documentary about legendary MOTÖRHEAD vocalist/bassist Lemmy Kilmister, can be seen below.
Lemmy premiered in March 2010 during South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
Although a release date for the Lemmy DVDi has not yet been announced, directors / producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski promise “two hours of amazing movie and four hours of amazing bonus material.”
Earlier this year, Metal-Rules.com interviewed co-director Wes Orshoski (the other director is Greg Olliver) to learn more about this exciting upcoming film. That interview can be viewed HERE.
LEMMY KILMISTER CONFIRMED FOR: MARKY RAMONE’S BENEFIT CONCERT OF RAMONES MUSIC WITH ALL-STAR BAND
BILLY SHEEHAN, MICHALE GRAVES, JEFF DUNCAN, MARKO DESANTIS & ANDY HILFIGER
Friday, October 8th – In Hollywood, CA @ Musicians Institute
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 7, 2010) – Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)has confirmed to play along with Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), Michael Graves (The Misfits), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult), Andy Hilfiger (bassologist/Fashion Guru) and Marky Ramone himself for a full concert of The Ramones. You will hear the music that defined many generations and inspired many bands. Marky’s set list is comprised of 31 historical Ramones songs such as SEDATED, K.K.K., PSYCHOTHERAPY, BLITZKREIG BOP, PINHEAD and more!
The legendary Rock Hall of Fame drummer for The Ramones is performing a special all-star fund-raising concert on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8pm in the MI Concert Hall. Doors open at 7:30pm. The concert is in benefit for the newly-created Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship for Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. “I am much honored to be chosen as an artist for the scholarship program. Music for kids is very important to have,” explains Marky. 100% of the event proceeds will fund the newly-created Marky Ramone Drum Scholarship at MI.
ONLINE ADVANCE SALE: General Admission seats (festival seating) are $30, VIP seating is $45 (guaranteed first 3 rows), $99 VIP Backstage (First 3 rows seating guaranteed | Backstage Pass | After-Show Meet & Greet | Special Marky Ramone Gift bag).
WALK-UP (day of show): General Admission seats (festival seating) are $35, VIP seating is $50 (guaranteed first 3 rows), VIP Backstage not available.
Musicians Institute Concert Hall
1655 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
Marky Ramone is a member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame, and is best known for the 15 years he spent drumming for The Ramones. The Ramones formed in 1974, and are often cited as the first punk-rock group. Marky is the only living member of the longest running Ramones line-up – which featured Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky. He has performed over 1700 shows and more than 15 album releases during his tenure (starting in 1978) as a member of The Ramones.
It would be perfectly understandable for some longtime Motörheadbangers and metal heads in general to be more than a little hesitant about Mötorhead’s legendary Lemmy’s 50’s covers side project, Head Cat. After all, “Ace Of Spades,” it isn’t! Well, those who chose to stay home on this beautiful Monday night in Chicago truly missed out on a possibly one-time, and, perhaps even more importantly, LOUD, special event!