Motörhead have decided to end speculation about the health of the legendary frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The British veterans were forced to cancel a few shows recently. According to their update, Lemmy is alive and kicking and you can indeed expect more shows from the band this summer and the new album Aftershock in the fall.
Motörhead have announced that they were forced to cancel their appearance in Milan, Italy on June 25th. The band "regret it very much but will make it up to all the fans as soon as possible." The same message was issued by the band for their cancellation at the See-Rock Festival in Austria, which happened this past weekend.
British icons Motörhead have confirmed officially that their new studio album will be called Aftershock. The new album is expected out in September and the band worked with longtime producer Cameron Webb. Tentative song titles include "Dust And Glass", "Knife", "Lost Woman Blues", "Death Machine", "Heartbreaker" and "Going To Mexico". The Wörld Is Yours is the band's most recent album but was released back in 2010. Prepare for some more Rock N' Roll from Motörhead which will release the 21st album of their career.
British heavy metal veterans Motörhead have recently announced a UK tour of 10 shows for November with American thrashers Anthrax. The dates can be seen below. Motörhead will be touring in support of their latest album The Wörld Is Yours, while Anthrax will present their new album Worship Music.
According to a posting on the Facebook page of Tim Butcher - Lemmy's longtime bass technician - former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston died yesterday (Saturday, July 9). The cause of death was not revealed. Würzel was 61 years old.
Before joining Motörhead in 1984, Burston had been a corporal in the Army, serving in Germany and Ireland with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and had played in the bands Bastard and Warfare. Joining another relatively unknown guitarist, Phil Campbell, they played together at a Motörhead audition, and both were taken on.
Burston acquired the nickname Würzel while in the Army, being compared to the character Worzel Gummidge due to his scarecrow-style hair and bumpkin-like manner. Lemmy reportedly demanded that Würzel add an umlaut to the "U" in his name, for "heavy metal effect."
Happy Motörhead Day everybody... or at least everybody from Austin, TX.
In a proclamation made by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, March 8th 2011, has been decreed as Motörhead Day in the city of Austin. This event coincides with Motörhead's local performance at Stubb's Ampitheater on the evening of their dedicated day.
Local musician David Siddall reportedly made the formal request to the Mayor's Office, and a signed proclamation was issued on parchment with the official state seal.
The proclamation states:
Be it known that
The Live Music Capital of the World welcomes the band Motörhead to our City for one of the many stops on its US Tour; and,
Legendary UK heavy metal act Motörhead will embark on a massive world tour in 2011, in support of their newest release The Wörld Is Yours. The tour will start at the end of January 2011 in North America, followed by live dates in Australia and South America and festival dates in Europe. Support bands will be announced subsequently.
North American tour dates:
01/25/2011 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
01/28/2011 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
01/29/2011 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
01/31/2011 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/02/2011 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
02/04/2011 - Seattle, WA - Sodo
02/05/2011 - Portland, OR - Roseland
02/07/2011 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue
02/09/2011 - Edmonton, AL - EEC
Short audio samples of all the tracks on the upcoming new Motörhead album The Wörld Is Yours can now be streamed at Amazon.de.
Motörhead will be releasing The Wörld Is Yours via an exclusive publishing deal with Classic Rock magazine on December 14. The standard CD release of The Wörld Is Yours will go on sale on January 17, 2011, through Motörhead's own label, Motörhead Music, distributed via EMI Label Services.
The Wörld Is Yours cover art] tracklist:
01. Born To Lose
02. I Know How To Die
03. Get Back In Line
04. Devils In My Head
05. Rock 'N' Roll Music
06. Waiting For The Snake
07. Brotherhood Of Man
09. I Know What You Need
UK metallers Motörhead have announced that they will embark on a tour through the UK in November.
Tour dates are as follows:
November 11 - Plymouth @ Pavillion
November 12 - Bristol @ Colston Hall
November 13 - Newport @ Centre
November 15 - Swindon @ Oasis
November 16 - Nottingham @ Royal Concert Hall
November 17 - Newcastle, @ City Hall
November 19 - Glasgow @ Academy
November 20 - Leeds @ Academy
November 21 - Manchester @ Apollo
November 23 - Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
November 24 - Southend @ Cliffs Pavilion
November 25 - Portsmouth @ Guildhall
November 27 - Bournemouth @ Solent Hall
November 28 - London @ HMV Apollo Hammersmith
November 29 - Wolverhampton @ Civic Hall
Tickets are priced at £25 regional/£30 London and can be booked through www.livenation.co.uk.
A widget for the new Motörhead album, entitled "Motörizer", was posted at this location.
"Motörizer" was recorded in part (drums only) at Foo Fighters frontman/ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Northridge, California with producer Cameron Webb, who also worked on 2006's "Kiss Of Death" and 2004's "Inferno".
"Motörizer" will be released through SPV Records on the following dates:
US: August 26
Germany: August 29
Rest of Europe: September 1