Legendary rock’n'roll band Motörhead is proud to announce the formation of Motörhead Music as they prepare to release THE WÖRLD IS YOURS on February 8. Joining forces with EMI Music Services, Motörhead Music is owned by Motörhead and represents their very first venture into the record company business.
To celebrate their 35th anniversary and the release of THE WÖRLD IS YOURS, the band also announces their 2011 North American tour, which kicks off January 25th in Anaheim, CA and wraps up March 11 in Los Angeles. For a full listing of dates, see below or head over to the band’s website at www.imotorhead.com.
Motörhead has never just been the best rock’n'roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est.
No…Motörhead is a lifestyle.
Motörhead is a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.
Which is why Motörhead has chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n'roll statement known as THE WÖRLD IS YOURS.
Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, CA and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you out if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintains, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.
On instant classics such as Get Back In Line, Kilmister thunders that ‘The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend’, and ‘We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls’, whilst on Brotherhood Of Man Kilmister roars ‘You cannot hide the truth from me I know what’s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark’. And with the defiant, uproarious Rock’n'Roll Music, Kilmister and co remind everyone that ‘Rock’n'roll music is the true religion’ and ‘Rock’n'roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see’…
Recorded during late spring of last year, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in LA. But being Motörhead, nothing phased them, and with THE WÖRLD IS YOURS the band has triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer in this, their 35th year as THE greatest, loudest and just plain goddamn coolest band around.
THE WÖRLD IS YOURS TOUR:
01/25/2011 US Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
01/28/2011 US Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
01/29/2011 US Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
01/31/2011 US San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/02/2011 US San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/04/2011 US Seattle, WA – Sodo
02/05/2011 US Portland, OR – Roseland
02/07/2011 CA Vancouver – Vogue
02/09/2011 CA Edmonton – Edmonton Event Centre
02/10/2011 CA Calgary – Flames Central
02/12/2011 CA Winnipeg – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/13/2011 US Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15/2011 US Minneapolis, MN – 1st Ave
02/16/2011 US Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
02/17/2011 US Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/19/2011 US Chicago, IL – The Congress Theatre
02/20/2011 US St Louis, MO – Pops
02/22/2011 US Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit
02/23/2011 US Detroit, MI – Royal Oaks
02/25/2011 CA Kitchener – Elements
02/26/2011 CA Toronto – Koolhouse
02/28/2011 US New York, NY – Best Buy
03/01/2011 US Boston, MA – House of Blues (Avalon)
03/03/2011 US Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04/2011 US Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
03/05/2011 US TBA – TBA
03/08/2011 US Austin, TX – Stubb’s
03/10/2011 US Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/11/2011 US Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Live
Legendary MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister spoke with Metro.co.uk recently about a number of topics including the band’s new album, The Wörld Is Yours and the highly-praised documentary, Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:
Metro.co.uk: You’re known for your steady diet of Jack Daniel’s and Marlboro cigarettes. What kind of shape are you in?
Kilmister: “I know. It’s amazing really. I’ve never done a day’s exercise in my life. I get a good workout onstage, I suppose.”
Metro.co.uk: You worked as Jimi Hendrix’ roadie. Did you learn from watching him?
Kilmister: “I learned you can do anything onstage as long as you can carry it off, as long as you can back it up. You can do anything. You’ve never seen anything like it in your whole life. If you want to see a small taste of what he was like, Monterey Pop Music Festival is the one to watch.”
Metro.co.uk: Is it flattering to have such a big range of people, from Ozzy Osbourne to Jarvis Cocker, praising you?
Kilmister: “Of course it’s flattering. People keep saying they’re surprised by that. They say they’re surprised if we do a slow song. Everyone’s always surprised and analysing. Everybody’s always surprised by something. It kills me. We’ve done tracks with no drums or guitars on them. We’ve done tracks with cellos and violas on them. We’ve done all kinds of stuff.”
Metro.co.uk: You’re a famous, wealthy rock star – are you still bothered about that kind of stuff?
Kilmister: “I’m famous; I’m not wealthy. I really don’t care about politics. It takes up too much time. And there’s always misery. Every politician is an asshole. Sorry about that but they are. Everybody from Hitler to Stalin and back – all of them. To want to be a politician, you’ve got to be an asshole.”
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.
Motörhead Music/UDR, EMI Label Services and Future Publishing have announced an exciting new release schedule for the brand new studio album from the incomparable titans of rock – MOTÖRHEAD – preceded by the debut single from the album, ‘Born To Lose’.
In a thrilling new development, the U.K. release of The Wörld Is Yours will now be a two-fold affair. On December 14, following Motörhead’s UK tour, a Classic Rock Presents Motörhead fan pack will hit news-stands across the country. This is a 132-page magazine featuring not only brand new interviews with the band alongside a complete career overview, but also the entire album on CD. It will retail at £14.99 and is the perfect way for U.K. fans to purchase the album in the run up to Christmas.
Following this four-week exclusive period, the album will then be released on January 17 in a standard CD format and available to buy in all usual retailers at the price of a regular CD.
This follows the fantastic success earlier this year of the Slash fan pack, devoted to the debut solo album by Slash, which was a massive commercial success, selling 30,000 copies on the newsstands before the standard release saw Slash fly into the Top 10 of the U.K. album charts.
The Wörld Is Yours is a vital, scorching statement of intent from Motörhead as they launch Motörhead Music, their very first record label.
In a recent interview with The Evening Chronicle, drummer Mikkey Dee stated about the band’s first venture into the record company business and Motörhead’s upcoming UK tour, “We have really competent people running Motörhead Music. Unfortunately, this album is getting out a little late. It won’t even be out for the U.K. tour, which is a shame, but we are going to be playing two or three songs from the album as we don’t want the U.K. audience to miss out on it his year. We had been with out label for many years and they had been fantastic to us and we had full control, nothing we can complain over at all, not the slightest. But the whole company went under. The best people out of that company are now running the new deal. When we actually got going it was fantastic — everything went so easy, In fact, I’m surprised how easy it went.”
Motörhead have never just been the best rock n roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est. No… Motörhead are also a lifestyle. Motörhead are a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.
Which is why Motörhead have chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n'roll opus known as The Wörld Is Yours.
Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, California and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, The Wörld Is Yours serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintain, The Wörld Is Yours delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.
On instant classics such as ‘Get Back In Line’, Kilmister thunders that “The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend,” and “We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls,” whilst on ‘Brotherhood Of Man’ Kilmister roars “You cannot hide the truth from me I know what?s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark.” And with the defiant, uproarious “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”, Kilmister and Co. remind everyone that “rock and roll music is the true religion” and “rock and roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see.”
Recorded during the late spring, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in L.A. But being Motörhead, nothing fazed them, and with “The Wörld Is Yours” the band have triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer of an album.
MOTÖRHEAD’s new label, Motorhead Music, in conjunction with EMI Music Services, will issue the band’s new studio album, The World ls Yours, on December 13th in the UK. Release dates for other territories will be announced soon.
The album, recorded with producer Cameron Webb, will include the following tracks:
‘Born To Lose’
‘I Know How To Die’
‘Get Back In Line’
‘Devils In My Head’
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Music’
‘Waiting For The Snake’
‘Brotherhood Of Man’
‘I Know What You Need’
‘Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye’
Classic Rock is reporting that Lemmy, the highly-anticipated film exploring the life and career of rock icon and MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, is be screened at cinemas across the UK on December 7th.
A list of all the cinemas where you can see the film can be found at Classic Rock.
Lemmy will receive its official UK premiere on Saturday, October 23rd at 9 PM at the London Film Festival at NFT1 BFI South Bank. Additional screenings will be held that following week in London.
Lemmy directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski will also be taking part in the panel discussion, I’m With The Band on October 24th from 8:30-10PM in the Delegate Centre at BFI South Bank.
Lemmy will be released on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011.
Lemmy made its world premier in March 2010 during South by Southwest (SXSW) Film and Music Festival in Austin, TX.
Lemmy was directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, who spent three years shooting the long-awaited documentary. Lemmy captures the 64-year-old embodiment of the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle as he travels the globe, relaxes at home and plays to sold-out audiences from Seattle to Moscow, among several other surprises. It finds Kilmister candidly opening up about his life and career, and features appearances by such friends/admirers as METALLICA, DAVE GROHL, SLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, Billy Bob Thornton and professional wrestler Triple H.
MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has re-recorded the band’s legendary ‘Ace Of Spades’ at half the tempo as a blues number for use in an advertising campaign for Kronenbourg 1664 titled Slow Down The Pace. Check out the commercial, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the recordings below.
BraveWords.com recently received the following press release regarding the campaign:
Heineken UK is bringing Kronenbourg 1664 back to the small screens with the first TV support for the premium lager band since 2006 with the launch of ‘Slow The Pace’, a new integrated advertising campaign which breaks this week.
The first execution in the new campaign shows iconic rock band Motörhead performing a slowed down version of their classic track, ‘Ace Of Spades’.
30 years to the month since it was first written, the track has been specially re-written by the band for a Kronenbourg 1664 campaign that will encompass TV, press and digital advertising, a short-film documentary and a social media activity..
‘Slow the Pace’ is rooted in the idea that Kronenbourg 1664 is a beer with a lingering complexity that deserves to be savoured slowly. The concept will be brought to life over the next year in a series of executions based on unique musical collaborations with leading artists commissioned to re-write and record a slowed down, chilled out version of one of their most famous fast tracks.
The campaign begins with a reworked version of Motörhead’s fast and furious, ‘Ace of Spades’.
The ad, which will launch as a 60-second TV execution, was shot in a French bar and shows patrons relaxing and chatting while Motörhead play the new version of the song, with founder member and lead singer Lemmy on harmonica rather than his familiar electric bass guitar.
The film documentary charts the process of the band re-writing the track in the studio through to the ad shoot. All film assets will be housed on www.youtube.com/k1664. The track will be available for download at k1664.co.uk.
Lucas Bergmans, Senior Brand Manager – Kronenbourg 1664 at Heineken UK said, “Showing Motörhead performing a memorably different version of their legendary ‘Ace Of Spades’ track as they enjoy Kronenbourg 1664 is a powerful and innovative way to deliver the consumer message that Kronenbourg 1664 is a beer that is brewed to be enjoyed slowly – in any circumstances.”
The TV campaign will be supplemented by a series of product -focused national newspaper advertisements which will reinforce Kronenbourg 1664’s positioning as a premium French beer with a rich flavour and provenance that is fully appreciated when savoured slowly.
According to Ian Burrell from Independent.co.uk, MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister has re-recorded the band’s legendary ‘Ace Of Spades’ at half the tempo as a blues number – and sanctioned it for a commercial.
The new, languid version of ‘Ace Of Spades’ will air this Sunday in the UK. Lemmy will be seen supping a glass of French lager instead of his usual Jack Daniel’s, as part of an advertising campaign for Kronenbourg 1664 titled Slow Down The Pace. The track, on which Lemmy plays harmonica, will be made available for download from the beer brand’s website.
‘Ace Of Spades’ has not been re-recorded before. It features Lemmy’s two Motorhead bandmates, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, who both appear in the TV ad jamming in a bar close to Lemmy’s home in Los Angeles, but which has been dressed to give the impression of rural France.
Matt Doman, creative director at the advertising agency BBH, admitted Lemmy “was quite challenging but really because he’s very protective of the track. We spent a rollercoaster of a day with him in the recording studio.”
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.
HELL, MI, USA — A Michigan man believes he’s found his savior at the breakfast table.
Forest Rhal was eating breakfast this Thursday morning at a local diner when he spotted his savior’s face on his last piece of toast. After studying the toast, Forest says he and friends also see his redeemers holy visage and moles. The shoulder-length dark hair, famous moustache and moles looked all too familiar to Forest.
Rhal, an aspiring novelist, says he isn’t planning on selling the toast, and hopes that the image will help “renew the hope and metal faith” of those who see it.
“I know there’s a lot of people who believe there’s some reason for it being there,” said Rahl. “I just don’t know, but I could never eat it even though I imagine that it would taste like eternity wrapped in a Rickenbacker soaked in alcohol.”
“It came out just exactly like that. I didn’t do anything special,” Forest said. “The Lem works in mysterious ways, but I don’t think there’s any magic to it. But it is a reminder that Lemmy is with you every day of your life.”
Not wanting to eat the toast, Forest preserved it in an airtight plastic container. It’s been on his mantle since and miraculously has yet to show any sign of going bad! He’s showed it to many friends, some who believe there’s something wondrous and magical about the image, and some who don’t. The toast has become a popular topic of conversation among friends at his favorite diner.
South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual music and film conference/festival held yearly in beautiful Austin, Texas. In the 21 years of its existence, SXSW has served as a launching pad for many unknown bands turned media darlings overnight. For one week in the month of March each year bands from all over the world gather in downtown Austin and showcase their music, their craft, for record executives, media big wigs, and most importantly in my opinion, music lovers!
This all sounds like a splendid and festive occasion with the exception of one detail. SXSW has almost exclusively all but overlooked metal and its many subgenres for its entire existence.
Now I won’t lie. In years past I have seen some cool showcases. Century Media and Relapse usually cart their bands into town, and scattered about my 12 year tenure in Austin I have seen some notable showcases featuring among others In Extremo, Sol Evil, Children Of Bodom, and Grey Skies Fallen. But when 1,400 bands come to town for one week in March each year, you would hope at least, I don’t know, 50-100 of them would be awesome heavy metal, right?
Well, this year Austin got a fair amount of killer metal. Kicking things off on Wednesday, the 12th I had the pleasure of witnessing my first Municipal Waste concert. A day later I got off of work early and headed downtown with some friends and caught a showcase featuring Enslaved, Mixhell, Napalm Death, High On Fire, and the mighty Motorhead.
Lastly, I witnessed the “It’s Grim Up North” showcase featuring Sabaton, 1349 and Enslaved. I partied like a true champion, saw some really, really good performances and got some really solid interviews. Read on metal faithful and I shall guide you through these conversations in steel conducted in my homeland of Austin….Let’s start at the beginning….