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K.K. DOWNING: 'MOTÖRHEAD Were Responsible For The Creation Of Thrash And Speed Metal'

In a new interview with Rhys Bowler, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the advent of thrash metal in the early 1980s and the impact that it had on the evolution of PRIEST's sound. "Other than heavy metal, I think thrash metal, obviously because around about the time in the '70s...
April 23, 2022

OZZY OSBOURNE 'Couldn't Understand' What LEMMY Was Trying To Tell Him The Morning MOTÖRHEAD Legend Died

Ozzy Osbourne has told Classic Rock in a new interview that he spoke to Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the morning that the iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman passed away. Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday on December 24, 2015, learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. H...
April 21, 2022

PHIL CAMPBELL To Perform MOTÖRHEAD Classics On May 2022 U.K. Tour

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, will embark on a U.K. tour which will see them play a set of MOTÖRHEAD classics. The group, which is rounded out by vocalist Joel Peters, will play 11 U.K. shows starting...
March 9, 2022

Let There Be Witchery

Cleveland speed demon Athenar, the one-man force behind the studio recordings released under the name MIDNIGHT, built that name in the decade following its mid-2000's formation by piling layers of sleaze, grime, and filth on top of blackened riffs cribbed from VENOM and MOTORHEAD's playbooks. This f...
February 28, 2022

CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Says 'It's A Complete Compliment' Being Called The 'MOTÖRHEAD Of Death Metal'

In a new interview with the "Metal Mayhem" podcast, CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer and founding member Paul Mazurkiewicz was asked if he takes it as a compliment when his band is referred to as the "MOTÖRHEAD of death metal," as was the case in a recent review in the U.K. magazine Kerrang! He responded (as...
February 25, 2022

MIKKEY DEE To Lead MOTÖRHEAD Tribute Concert In Sweden This July

On July 23, Mikkey Dee will take part in a special "tribute to MOTÖRHEAD" concert at Mellby Horsepower in Laholm, Sweden. This "unique" gig will feature the former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer and as-yet-undisclosed "friends" performing MOTÖRHEAD classics. For more information, click here...
February 24, 2022

KROKUS's MARC STORACE Wants To 'Bury The Hatchet' With DEE SNIDER: 'It's Not Worth Going To The Grave Carrying A Burden Like That'

KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace has once again said that he is ready to put his band's long-running feud with TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider behind him. In his autobiography, "Shut Up And Give Me The Mic", Snider had nothing nice to say about KROKUS. For an entire chapter, he raged about the band, calling...
February 13, 2022

MÖTÖRHEAD Road Crew Pays Tribute To LEMMY With Fresh Tattoos

MÖTÖRHEAD's longtime tour manager Eddie Rocha and production assistant Emma Cederblad recently paid tribute to the band's iconic leader Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister by getting MÖTÖRHEAD tattoos on their legs. A short video documenting the process — during which tattoo artist Stina Nyman of Eyescream...
December 28, 2021

MÖTÖRHEAD Shares Previously Unreleased 1998 Concert To Celebrate LEMMY's Birthday

To celebrate what would have been iconic MÖTÖRHEAD leader Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister's 76th birthday, the official MÖTÖRHEAD YouTube channel has released the next in the "The Löst Tapes" series, a previously unreleased concert from Norwich UEA which was recorded on the "Snake Bite Love" tour in 19...
December 24, 2021

MOTÖRHEAD: New Book 'Fast & Loose: Snapshots From The Graham Mitchell Archive, 1977-1982' Out Now

Graham Mitchell, who was MOTÖRHEAD's tour manager in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was also an avid photography enthusiast. A new large-format tabletop book, "Fast & Loose: Snapshots From The Graham Mitchell Archive, 1977-1982", collects nearly 100 of his snapshots, including many that have ne...
December 16, 2021

SCORPIONS/Ex-MÖTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Honored As 'Gothenburger Of The Year': Photos, Video

Former MÖTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee received the honorable title "Gothenburger Of The Year" in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, November 27. "Gothenburger Of The Year" is an honorary title awarded to a resident of the city who has gained special distinction durin...
November 28, 2021

SCORPIONS/Ex-MÖTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE To Be Honored As 'Gothenburger Of The Year'

Former MÖTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee will receive the honorable title "Gothenburger Of The Year" in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, November 27. "Gothenburger Of The Year" is an honorary title awarded to a resident of the city who has gained special distinction d...
November 26, 2021

ROB HALFORD Says He Also Received Bullet Containing LEMMY's Ashes

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has confirmed to the "SpeedFreaks" radio show that he was one of several people who received a bullet from late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister as a personal gift. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When Lemmy passed away, I had this beautiful opp...
November 17, 2021

MOTÖRHEAD And PUCK HCKY Team Up For New Hockey-Themed Apparel Collection

Puck Hcky, the hockey-based fashion brand, has released a new collection of gear with MOTÖRHEAD. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, says: "Crank it up to 11, everybody! We here at Puck Hcky cannot be more proud to release this amazing collaboration with rock and roll legends MOTÖRHEAD. The impact MOTÖRH...
November 2, 2021

MOTÖRHEAD: 'Everything Louder Forever - The Very Best Of' Collection Due In October

BMG has set an October 29 release date for a new career-spanning MOTÖRHEAD set, titled "Everything Louder Forever - The Very Best Of". The definitive collection will be available on 2CD, 2LP and 4LP. The 2CD digipak and 4LP fold out sets will feature 42 tracks, including "Ace Of Spades", "Killed By...
August 23, 2021