Tag: Lemmy Kilmister
The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead is chronicled in an amazing and collectible book, 'MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN' by Alan Burridge. The book is available now and is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who also contributes to the introduction).
Motörhead formed in England in 1975 by bassist/singer/songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, and was an early part of the NWOBHM, the movement to reinvigorate loud music. With a big dose of punk, Motörhead’s sound pioneered speed metal, and continues with consistency to support, elevate, and encourage the genre around the world. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and just finished a North American tour.
The book starts in those early days in the 1970s, when the rocky start and personal struggles of the band threatened to keep it on the ground. But with Lemmy’s focus and gutsy determination, the late part of the decade showed success in the UK. The Motörhead world domination of the 1980s and 1990s, including the release of ACES OF SPADES, BASTARDS and more, is chronicled with stories from nearly twenty years of heavy touring with everyone from Dio to Ozzy. The book concludes present day, with Lemmy cemented as a rock icon beside long-time bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and still driving that Motörhead train in music history.
Alan Burridge (also known as Professor Motörhead) is the official biographer of Motörhead. He started a fanzine for the band in 1980, which became the band’s endorsed fan magazine, Motörheadbangers. He has written numerous articles, interviews, reviews, and liner notes about the band, as well as more than two dozen other fiction and nonfiction books.
MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN will be available in stores and at online retailers for MSRP $36.98. The book is 220 full-color glossy pages with shiny silver trim, and includes a collectible full-color bookmark. The cover features a gorgeous red and silver foil logo on black leatherette. Get more info here: www.cleopatrarecords.com
Metallica News: Rocking on upcoming tribute albums, autographed guitar being auctioned for MUSE School
Metallica will be a part of two upcoming tribute albums to rock legends Ronnie James Dio and Deep Purple. The Ronnie James Dio tribute album is being put together by his widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio. James Hetfield told UK's Metal Hammer magazine: "We reached out to Wendy Dio about wanting to be a part of the Dio tribute that's getting put together. We're very honored to be a part of that, and to be a part of a celebration of Ronnie's life and his great contribution."
Other artists slated to appear on the Dio tribute album include Anthrax, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan.
The Deep Purple tribute album will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple’s sixth studio album, 'Machine Head.' "We were asked if we'd contribute to the anniversary of Machine Head...we can't turn that down," Metallica drummer and massive Purple fan Lars Ulrich said. "We're circling the Dio and Purple catalogs and hopefully we'll come up with something that is worthy of these wonderful men.'
I think you'll do fine Lars! Sounds like two killer tribute albums on the way.
Currently up for auction via CharityBuzz.com is an ESP EC-200QM black quilted maple guitar signed by all four band members with a special note from James Hetfield: "Stay in Skool." The auction ends May 10th. To make a bid and get more info check out: www.charitybuzz.com
All proceeds for this item benefit MUSE School in Calabasas, California.
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The Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2012 took place at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood this past Wednesday night (Apr.11) and for the first time ever, it was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.
Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho, returned to host the show for the third consecutive year, with a who's who of the rock and metal world in attendance as presenters and guests.
The Golden God Award, given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, went to Gene Simmons of KISS. (Previous honorees include hard-rock and metal legends Alice Cooper, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.)
The show featured performances and collaborations that honored both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances included sets by Marilyn Manson (in his first U.S. performance in nearly three years); Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; Evanescence; SIXX: A.M. featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, James Michael, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter, and DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses (in their first performance in almost four years); Trivium, and 2011 “Best New Band” Golden Gods Award winner Black Veil Brides, who performed their only U.S. show of 2012 so far.
Here's an Artisan News Report on the evenings festivities:
Revolver Golden Gods winners:
-Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
-Best Drummer: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
-Paul Gray Best Bassist: Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, SIXX: A.M.)
-Riff Lord: Slash
-Comeback Of The Year: Slipknot
-Best International Band: X JAPAN
-Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold
-Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)
-Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
-Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
-Album Of The Year: Korn’s 'The Path Of Totality'
-Golden God: Gene Simmons (KISS)
-Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush
Here's a bunch of footage pre-show from the 'Black Carpet':
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with Steven Adler and the guys from his new band ADLER, and much more:
Here's footage of Marcus from Epiphone with 'Headbanger's Ball' and XM/Sirius radio host Jose Mangin, Lita Ford, Ashley McCabe, Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, Evans Blue, Dylan Rose, U.S. Navy servicemen and women, Dave Lombardo and his new band Philm, Yoshiki, the guys from Halestorm, James Durbin, Tommy Victor (Prong), Steve Vai, Ministry, Chris & Dave from Megadeth, Brendon Small, Matthew Heafy, Zakk Wylde, Dave & Rob from Machine Head, Jon 5 & Ginger Fish, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed:
Jo Schuftan HornsupRocks was on the Black Carpet with Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Lemmy, Adler, Lita Ford, Jamie Jasta from Hatebreed, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Ministry:
Yngwie Malmsteen with U.S. Navy Color Guard on 'The Star Spangled Banner'
Here's more pre-show black carpet footage from
Here's Trivium's set on the show, with Corey Taylor and Robb Flynn of Machinehead on Metallica's 'Creeping Death'.
Zakk Wylde and Billy Duffy of The Cult give out the award for Golden Gods Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides
Here's the Black Veil Brides set, with a special guest appearance from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on 'I Wanna Rock'!
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspiritors
Marilyn Manson's set, with guests Johnny Depp and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless
Here's some of the award presentations from the broadcast:
Zakk Wylde was backstage with a cavalcade of rockers at the Golden Gods Awards. Here's Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Glass talking about the greatness of the D!
Golden Gods "Father' Gene Simmons
With the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction coming up on April 14th and Motorhead being one of the many worthy influential bands to not ever be considered for induction, Lemmy Kilmister told Artisan News in the report below that he is furious at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame organizers, but it's not just because the Hall has virtually ignored them.
"They lost my 'Ace Of Spades' tour jacket," Lemmy said. "They had this heavy metal presentation thing and they said, could they borrow a pair of boots and a bass and my 'Ace Of Spades' tour jacket, so I lent it to them, and they said they lost it. A likely story. Look me in the eye and tell me again. One of their girlfriends is wearing it, no doubt."
When asked what his reaction would be if Motorhead was honored by the Hall at some point, Lemmy replied, "What honor? They owe me a jacket before I'll even speak to them."
Watch entire new episode of ‘That Metal Show’ featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn
VH1's 'That Metal Show' kicked off their 10th season this past Saturday night (Mar. 31) with guests Lars Ulrich of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head. Check out the entire program below.
Here's the guests and premiere dates for the rest of season 10:
Alice Cooper, Jack Russell (Great White), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) (guest drummer)
Slash (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, T&N), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, T&N, Foreigner), Mick Brown (Dokken, T&N), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) (guest drummer)
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden, Primal Rock Rebellion), Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) (guest guitarist)
Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)
Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro Pesch, Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)
Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan), Tommy Shaw & James Young (Styx), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Vince Neil) (guest guitarist)
Two episodes that were originally shot for Season 10 that will now air as part of Season 11 this summer. Those episode guests are:
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Steve Riley & Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Vince Neil) (guest guitarist)
David Draiman (Disturbed), Russell Allen & Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Dream Theater) (guest drummer)
That Metal Show