Things just don't seem to get better for Motörhead. After postponing their European tour last year and rescheduling it for this year, Motörhead now announce the cancellation of the European tour, that had been scheduled to start in February 2014. Lemmy Kilmister is dealing with health issues related to diabetes and it is still too soon to go out on tour. Even though he wants to rock out, health comes first. With all the cancellations, the band hasn't been able to showcase their new album Aftershock live very much.

The Motörhead camp released this statement: "Many concerted, diligent and focused efforts were made by founding member, and international icon, Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes. While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel."

"No-one is hurting more over this than Lemmy, and he feels the aggravation and inconvenience of every ticket, and every method of transportation, already paid for by loyal fans in anticipation of the tour. Being a road warrior of over 50 dedicated, non-stop years, it is equally distressing for him to be unable to occupy the top lounge of the trusty tour bus (his spiritual home) but Lemmy recognizes that his long-term health must win. It goes without saying that Lemmy profusely apologizes for inconveniences caused, but he does want everyone to know that he is continuing on the road to a full recovery, and that the prognosis long-term is very good."

"Fans have shown tremendous support for Lemmy, and it has meant so much to him. Rome was not built in a day...like Lemmy's health. But there is some strong light at the end of the tunnel here...we thank you so very much for your continued love, support and understanding."


Source: imotorhead.com
Band profile: Motörhead
 
Posted: 24.01.2014 by BloodTears



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In Bone Factory - 24.01.2014 at 20:07  
No matter what, Motorhead rocks \m/... Get better soon Lemmy
Machiavelli - 25.01.2014 at 02:21  
Sugar is poison. Stop eating it, people. I'm tired of all these overly sweet tasting beers they are crafting all up and down the country... stop putting so much sugar in every fucking thing!
Maco - 25.01.2014 at 04:54  
He should retire. But we all know that's not going to happen.
M C Vice - 25.01.2014 at 06:49  
Written by Maco on 25.01.2014 at 04:54

He should retire. But we all know that's not going to happen.

That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?
Maco - 25.01.2014 at 07:19  
Written by M C Vice on 25.01.2014 at 06:49

Written by Maco on 25.01.2014 at 04:54

He should retire. But we all know that's not going to happen.

That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?


That's hard to answer. We are talking about the man who formed the Motörhead we all know. If he leaves the music industry, Motörhead obviously would disband. It won't be the same if the band continues without him. After all he is the main star.
LeChron James - 25.01.2014 at 07:22  
Uh oh, this is how is starts...
Joodicator - 25.01.2014 at 12:35  
Written by M C Vice on 25.01.2014 at 06:49
That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?


ABBATH.

I wouldn't complain.
M C Vice - 25.01.2014 at 12:52  
Written by Joodicator on 25.01.2014 at 12:35

Written by M C Vice on 25.01.2014 at 06:49
That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?

ABBATH.
I wouldn't complain.

I've been thinking Jorn Lande, but yeah, Abbath'd fit, plus be plays bass.

Written by Maco on 25.01.2014 at 07:19

If he leaves the music industry, Motörhead obviously would disband. It won't be the same if the band continues without him. After all he is the main star.

Most likely, but this is a purely hyperthetical(?) question.
Syk - 25.01.2014 at 12:58  
Written by M C Vice on 25.01.2014 at 12:52
I've been thinking Jorn Lande, but yeah, Abbath'd fit, plus be plays bass.
Written by Maco on 25.01.2014 at 07:19
If he leaves the music industry, Motörhead obviously would disband. It won't be the same if the band continues without him. After all he is the main star.
Most likely, but this is a purely hyperthetical(?) question.
Hypothetical. I haven't heard Jørn myself but I thought his style was associated with that of Dio... Isn't that quite different from Lemmy's trademark sound?

Also, just wondering... have there been [m]any M-head songs written without Lemmy's input? Anyone know?
M C Vice - 25.01.2014 at 13:06  
Written by Syk on 25.01.2014 at 12:58

Hypothetical. I haven't heard Jørn myself but I thought his style was associated with that of Dio... Isn't that quite different from Lemmy's trademark sound?

Also, just wondering... have there been [m]any M-head songs written without Lemmy's input? Anyone know?

Excluding covers, 4 songs on the debut album and the Beer Drinkers EP. And I was thinking of Jorn's rougher vocals, like he used on the Avantasia albums he was on.
Lord Dimitriy - 25.01.2014 at 13:43  
No Lemmy - No Motorhead.. Indeed...
JohnDoe - 25.01.2014 at 14:00  
Wow, so Lemmy has health problems, so you are discussing who can replace him?!Really? Quite lame if you ask me.
After all, Lemmy is Motorhead.
Speedy recovery to him!
deadone - 25.01.2014 at 15:02  
I hope Lemmy is ok.

And I agree no Lemmy = no Motorhead
Joodicator - 25.01.2014 at 15:21  
We're not suggesting Lemmy be replaced, it's hypothetical. (but I would like to see Abbath of all people suddenly catapulted into that kind of fame)
theFIST - 25.01.2014 at 23:57  
Written by M C Vice on 25.01.2014 at 06:49

That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?

i think the Memorain vocalist can get extremely close to the Lemmy sound when he wants to
listen to the song Course Correction and you"ll know what i mean
Super_Greg - 26.01.2014 at 00:29  
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That raises an interesting question. If Lemmy retired, and Motorhead kept going, who would be the ideal replacement (vocally, not bassly)?


Matt fucking Pike xD
Timelord - 29.01.2014 at 11:28  
Does anybody know exactly what the health "issues" are? He is 68 yr old with diabetes,chain smoker,jack and coke drinkin speed freak. I hope I am 100% WRONG but mix all that physical stuff with what I'm sure now more than ever the mental realization that its just about over for you and the outlook is GRIM. I know this from my own abuses. Wish him all the best I know how bad it SUXXX

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