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Motorhead manager concerned for Lemmy's health

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
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Motorhead's longtime manager Todd Singerman has expressed his concerns for frontman Lemmy's health, insisting the rocker doesn't seem to grasp the concept of a healthier lifestyle as he battles back from a heart scare last year (13).

Lemmy was forced to scrap a series of gigs after he was diagnosed with a severe haematoma and underwent heart surgery to have a pacemaker fitted, and as he plans a comeback with a series of gigs in 2014, his manager admits he's worried about the rocker.

Singerman reveals Lemmy has cut back on his heavy drinking, but he fears it is not enough.

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Motorhead to seal comeback at Coachella

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Heavy rocker Lemmy is set to bounce back from six months of health issues by performing at the Coachella festival in California.

His band Motorhead have been confirmed for this year's (14) event, which is scheduled for two weekends in April (14).

Muse, Arcade Fire and Outkast have also confirmed spots on the bill.

Lemmy was forced to scrap concerts and appearances in 2013 after he was fitted with a pacemaker to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Motorhead was also forced to postpone a 2013 European tour until February (14) to allow the frontman time to recover.
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Lemmy has pacemaker fitted

November 12th, 2013 5:20am EST
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Motorhead's Lemmy has had a pacemaker fitted.
The 67-year-old rocker - real name Ian Fraser Kilmister - was warned by doctors he had to have the device fitted if he ever wanted to tour again after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, brought on by years of drink and drug abuse.
The band were forced to postpone their latest European tour until February after Lemmy was diagnosed with a hematoma blood problem.
Motorhead Guitarist Phil Campbell, 52, told WalesOnline.co.uk: "His ticker [heart] is fine now and he's made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the ...
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Motorhead Push Back European Tour Until 2014

October 30th, 2013 9:29am EDT
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Motorhead have canceled all European tour dates until next year in a bid to allow frontman Lemmy to fully recover from ongoing health issues.

The 76 year-old singer has been off the road since undergoing heart surgery and suffering a "severe hematoma" earlier this year, prompting the band to scrap a number of concerts.

Lemmy tried to return to the stage at a music festival in Germany back in August but had to cut the set short due to being too weak to continue.

Now, the Ace of Spades rockers have decided to cancel all dates until February so he has time to return to full fitness.

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Lemmy 'over' his health issues

October 10th, 2013 1:10am EDT
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Lemmy claims he is "over" his health problems.
The iconic Motorhead frontman was struck down earlier this year when he suffered a hematoma, leading to the band having to cancel a number of shows.
However, the gravel-voice singer is dismissive, telling Classic Rock magazine: "It was nothing; I'm over it."
His bandmate, Mikkey Dee, isn't so sure if he has fully recovered and is ready for the release of the band's new album, 'Aftershock'.
He said: "I think after all he's been through, I'd say this: 'Lem, when are you going to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? it's time you started...
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Motorhead cut short German festival set for sick Lemmy

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Motorhead were forced to cut short their set at a festival in Germany last week (beg29Jul13) as ailing frontman Lemmy was too weak to continue with the gig.

The performance at the Wacken Open Air Festival on Friday (02Aug13) was the band's first appearance since they cancelled a number of European shows due to the lead singer's recent health problems.

Lemmy recently underwent heart surgery and was later diagnosed with a "severe haematoma", a localised collection of blood outside the vessels, and ordered to rest.

He made his stage comeback in Wacken and battled through five songs before b...
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Motorhead axe another gig over Lemmy's illness

June 27th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Rockers Motorhead have cancelled another concert as frontman Lemmy recovers from illness.

The British band axed a performance at Austria's See-Rock Festival last Saturday (22Jun13) and another show in Italy on Tuesday (25Jun13), and the promotion company behind the Milan gig suggested that the singer, who recently underwent heart surgery, was suffering with a "severe haematoma" - a localised collection of blood outside the blood vessels.

The report has not been confirmed by the group or by Lemmy, but the rockers have now cancelled another gig - their set at Germany's With Full Force festi...
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Motorhead axe gigs over Lemmy's ill health

June 24th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Rockers Motorhead have axed a string of concerts as frontman Lemmy recovers from a reported haematoma.

The British band pulled the plug on a performance at Austria's See-Rock Festival on Saturday (22Jun13), and now a show in Milan, Italy on Tuesday (25Jun13) has been cancelled.

A post on the Facebook.com page of Barley Arts, the Italian promotion company behind the Milan gig, suggests Lemmy's "severe haematoma" - a localised collection of blood outside the blood vessels - prompted the cancellation.

A statement from the band's management reads: "We are sorry to report that Motörhead will ...
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Motorhead To Launch Headphones Range

August 25th, 2012 2:11pm EDT
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Motorhead are moving into the technology market by launching their own range of rock 'n' roll headphones.

Lemmy and his bandmates have designed a collection of nine products, dubbed Motorheadphones, and they will be releasing them in the autumn.

A statement from the band reads, "No weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot and skinny sounding little pieces of garbage, no, that ain't Motorhead's style. These are headphones designed to deliver everything louder than everything else but with the sort of range, clarity and true rock reproduction you'd expect from a band of road warriors who have bee...
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Motorhead Outraged Over Expensive Box Set

February 21st, 2012 11:28am EST
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Rockers Motorhead have warned fans against buying a $600 box set, insisting they are not behind the costly compilation.

The 15-disc collection, housed in a fake skull with red light-up eyes, features eight early albums, as well as singles, posters and a photo book.

The group's loyal fans took to internet forums to bemoan the high price, but Motorhead are adamant they do not endorse the release, put out by a company which owns the rights to the band's early recordings.

A statement from the band reads, "Motorhead have no control over what's done with these early songs, and don't want fa...
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Jeff Beck, Foo Fighters & Manic Street Preachers Lead Classic Rock Awards

November 10th, 2011 11:00am EST
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Guitar great Jeff Beck, the Foo Fighters and the Manic Street Preachers were among the big winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Dave Grohl's group walked away with the Band of the Year trophy, while the Manic Street Preachers were handed the Classic Songwriters prize at the ceremony, held at the English capital's Roundhouse venue.

Jeff Beck's lifetime achievements were recognized as he collected the Living Legend Award, following in the footsteps of previous recipients like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop.

Elsewhere at the prizegiving, w...
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Motorhead's Lemmy Launches His Own Wine

September 30th, 2011 8:10am EDT
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Motorhead rocker Lemmy has become the latest star to turn his attentions to wine-making - he's launched his own Shiraz.

The heavy metal musician piloted the beverage in Sweden last year, selling 120,000 bottles of the alcohol - and now he's set to sell it in the U.K.

Lemmy says the wine has been "hitting Scandinavia like a Lancaster bomber," but warns his fans: "Approach it with caution. I mean, wine is deceptive, anything could happen."

Ewen Cameron, from Great Wine Online, which will be selling the Shiraz in Britain, adds, "Just like Lemmy, it can survive just about anything."

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