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Megadeth & Anthrax join Motorhead for rock festival at sea

March 12th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Megadeth and Anthrax have joined Motorhead's heavy rock cruise.

MOTORBOAT will set sail to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico from Miami in September (14).

Dubbed "the loudest boat in the world", the cruise will also feature performances by Zakk Wylde, Danko Jones and Fireball Ministry.

Motorhead founder Lemmy Kilmister says, "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!"

Megadeth's Dave Mu...

Iron Maiden beer a big bar hit - 3.5 million pints in a year

March 6th, 2014 3:20am EST
Iron Maiden
Heavy rockers Iron Maiden are toasting the success of their beer after learning over 3.5 million pints have been sold.

Trooper Ale, the band's best-selling brew, launched a year ago (Mar13) and the band has achieved success without marketing the beer.

Robinsons brewery bosses, who helped Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson create the beer, unveiled Trooper at the Publican’s Beer Innovation Summit last year (13).

The beer makers have since been approached by Motorhead's management with a view to crafting a signature beer for Lemmy's band - but they declined the offer.

Heavy metal stars pay tribute to Ronnie James Dio on new album

February 7th, 2014 3:10am EST
Ronnie James Dio
Motorhead, Anthrax and Metallica are among the heavy metal heavyweights paying tribute to late rock icon Ronnie James Dio on a new album.

The three acts have joined the likes of Killswitch Engage, Scorpions and Tenacious D to rework Dio's classic tracks for the upcoming release, This is Your Life, which will help raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Produced by Dio's longtime manager and wife Wendy, the album's highlights include Metallica's nine-minute Ronnie Rising Medley, which features snippets from the late rocker's Rainbow recordings, and a new versio...

Super Furry Animals join celebrity beer brewers

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
Super Furry Animals
Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals are following in Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Maximo Park's boozy footsteps by becoming the latest rockers to launch their own beer.

British stars Maximo Park announced last week (ends17Jan14) that they had teamed up with brewers at Newcastle's Mordue Brewery in England to release Maximo No.5, in celebration of their fifth album, Too Much Information, next month (Feb14), and now the Northern Lights hitmakers are entering the alcohol industry too.

Fuzzy, named after the band's 1996 debut album Fuzzy Logic, has been created with tastemakers at the Celt Experi...

Motorhead manager concerned for Lemmy's health

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
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.

He tells Americ...

Motorhead to seal comeback at Coachella

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
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.

Lemmy has pacemaker fitted

November 12th, 2013 5:20am EST
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 "His ticker [heart] is fine now and he's made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the ...

Motorhead Push Back European Tour Until 2014

October 30th, 2013 9:29am EDT
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.

A ...

Lemmy 'over' his health issues

October 10th, 2013 1:10am EDT
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...

Motorhead cut short German festival set for sick Lemmy

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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...

Motorhead axe another gig over Lemmy's illness

June 27th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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...

Motorhead axe gigs over Lemmy's ill health

June 24th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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 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 ...

Black Sabbath's comeback honoured at Golden Gods prizegiving

June 17th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were the toast of the heavy rock crowd on Monday (17Jun13) when they won two top trophies at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods prizegiving.

The heavy rockers' long-awaited comeback project, 13, was named Best Album, just a day after it shot to number one in the band's native U.K. on Sunday (16Jun13).

The reunited supergroup also picked up the Best U.K. Band title.

Other big winners at the prizegiving in London included Motorhead, who took home The Golden God trophy, while Alice In Chains were the recipients of the Icon Award.

The winners are decided by the editors of Britain's ...

Motorhead To Launch Headphones Range

August 25th, 2012 2:11pm EDT
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...

Motörhead Release Own Line Of Beer

June 14th, 2012 2:19pm EDT
Heavy metal rockers Motörhead are expanding their booze empire by launching their own brand of lager - with an obscene title.

Bastards Lager is being brewed by Swedish company Kronleins and is currently only sold by the case to Swedish customers.

The bottle is adorned with the band's logo, and is described in an official release as "the perfect thirst-quencher at the summer's festivals or on the beach with a Motorhead track coming through your headphones at high volume."

Drummer Mikkey Dee insists, "You're never too old for rock 'n' roll and good chilled beer. That always works well t...

Motorhead Outraged Over Expensive Box Set

February 21st, 2012 11:28am EST
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...

'Supernatural' Recap: Sam Lets His Freak Flag Fly

October 8th, 2011 8:37am EDT
When we last left the “Supernatural” universe, Sam and Dean were careening towards the Leviathan-infested hospital via ambulance—Sam was seizing with a head injury, Dean with bloodily broken leg, and Bobby presumed dead.

Slickly directed by series’ star Jensen Ackles, “The Girl Next Door” was thankfully easier on my fangirl heart. It began mere minutes after last week’s cliffhanger with the brothers arriving at Sioux Falls General. Dean, a fighter to the end, tried to climb off the gurney and find his brother. His doctor explained that Sam had “bashed his head quite seriously.” Forge...

Motorhead's Lemmy Launches His Own Wine

September 30th, 2011 8:10am EDT
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."


Jeff Beck To Be Crowned Classic Rock's Living Legend

September 12th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Jeff Beck
Guitar great Jeff Beck is set to be honored as a living legend by editors at Classic Rock magazine.

The music icon, a former member of British super-group the Yardbirds, will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Iggy Pop and Rush when the Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony takes place in London later this year.

A flattered Beck tells BBC News he feels "very honored," adding, "I'm really a backroom boy, not a mainstream rock act. It means someone is out there looking at what I'm doing, which is really nice."

Beck will also be hoping to take home another award - he's been nomina...

Former Motorhead Guitarist Wurzel Dies

July 10th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Former Motorhead guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston had died at the age of 61.

Tim Butcher, longtime bass technician for frontman Lemmy, revealed the news on his page on Saturday.

In a post, he wrote, "RIP Wurzle, Great guitarist and a complete gent... we will miss you...".

The rocker joined Motorhead in 1984 and played with the band for 11 years, appearing on six studio albums. His 'Wurzel' nickname stemmed from his resemblance to the fictional character Worzel Gummidge.

After he left Motorhead, Burston played for several other punk and metal bands, including WVKEAF and Di...

Motörhead to Perform on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Tonight in Support of new album, 'The Wörld is Yours'

March 2nd, 2011 8:47pm EST
Legendary metal act Motörhead will be performing live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight (3/2) at 12:35/11:35C.

Lemmy and co. recently released their 20th studio album, The Wörld Is Yours, which features the song "Get Back In Line." The video for "Get Back In Line" check out the video below!

The band are currently on the road on a U.S. tour that will wrap up in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on March 11th. After that they'll take on Australia and South America in April/May before returning to Europe for a summer tour. For a complete list of dates visit

Motorhead's Lemmy Has Bedded A Lot Of Women, But Not As Many As You Think

March 1st, 2011 8:51am EST
Hard-living heavy rocker Lemmy has played down reports he has bedded over 2,000 women, insisting he has probably had only 1,000 sexual partners.

The Motorhead frontman was asked to come up with a realistic figure as part of a new interview for Nylon magazine, and the 65 year old claims he's probably had at least once-weekly sex for the past 50 years - but not always with different partners.

He says, "If you think about it, man, it's (1,000 sexual partners) quite reasonable. I'm 65 and I've never been married, right? So if you work it out it's probably about one a week, which isn't too bad...

Murder Investigation Launched After Motorhead Fan's Hair Is Set On Fire

November 27th, 2010 8:57am EST
Police in Yorkshire, England have launched a murder investigation after a Motorhead fan's hair was set alight at a show in Leeds.

Cops are linking the bizarre incident to the death of a builder, who was fatally bludgeoned following the band's concert at the O2 Academy on Thursday night.

Two men were seen running off after attacking Andrew Crawford, who later died of head wounds. Earlier in the evening a friend of Crawford's had his hair set alight by a fellow concertgoer.

Det. Supt. Paul Taylor tells the Yorkshire Post newspaper, "There will have been around 2,000 people in the O2 Ac...

Lemmy Calls The Internet A 'Terrible Mistake'

November 19th, 2010 2:27pm EST
Rock veteran Lemmy has blasted the internet as a "terrible mistake" - and is adamant it should be "taken away" to stop criminals using it to "rob people".

The Motorhead frontman has previously voiced his disdain for many aspects of modern technology and has vowed not to join the digital age by buying a computer.

Now he has taken aim at the internet for fuelling crime and the trade in child pornography - insisting humans cannot be trusted to use the web responsibly.

He tells Metal Hammer magazine, "The more I see of the internet, the more I think it's a terrible mistake. It's the great...

Slash Honored In L.A.

August 30th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Former Guns N' Roses rocker Slash has credited his early years in Los Angeles with inspiring his music career - insisting he felt overwhelmed to have been honored by his adopted hometown at the Sunset Strip Music Festival last week.

The rocker moved from his native Britain to the U.S. when he was 11 years old and settled with his family in L.A. He was the subject of a tribute as the city's annual music event when it kicked off on Thursday, with stars including Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Motorhead frontman Lemmy joining the salute to Slash. And the guitarist admits he was deeply moved by...

Lita Ford, Dee Snider & Motorhead's Lemmy Highlight Vegas Awards

August 23rd, 2010 9:48pm EDT
Lita Ford
Rocker Lita Ford took her two sons, James and Rocco, to the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards over the weekend. Motorhead star Lemmy, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes and the Scorpions were among the rockers celebrated at the ceremony.

All were presented with achievement honors at the inaugural prizegiving, held at the Elvis Showroom inside the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.

The event, held to mark the publication's sixth anniversary, featured a show-stopping finale as Snider and former Runaways guitarist Ford took the stage together for a duet performance.

Snider received the Rock n' Roll ...

Lemmy & Rob Halford Named 'Golden Gods' Top Honorees

February 18th, 2010 10:08am EST
Lemmy & Rob Halford Named
Motorhead star Lemmy and Judas Priest's Rob Halford are to be honored with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April. Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow Brit Halford will take home the event's Golden God Award.

Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew WK and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.

Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday and Heaven...

Aerosmith Back Together?

February 15th, 2010 8:15pm EST
Aerosmith's split could be over a lot sooner than expected - the band has signed on to co-headline Britain's Download festival, and Steven Tyler is expected to be part of the show.

Tyler temporarily quit the group last year after announcing he wanted a hiatus; he has since checked into rehab in an effort to kick a painkiller addiction.

Following the shock news he'd be leaving the band, guitarist Joe Perry revealed he'd be looking to replace the frontman with a new singer, so the group could honor 2010 studio and concert commitments.

But now it seems Tyler is heading back to the ban...

Wrestler Says Rihanna Copied His Album Cover

October 24th, 2009 3:50pm EDT
A professional wrestler has charged Rihanna with copying the cover of his 1998 heavy metal fight song compilation for her new single "Russian Roulette."

Paul Heyman appeared topless, wrapped in barbed wire and sporting an eye patch on the cover of "ECW: Extreme Music," which featured the music of Motorhead and Megadeth - and now he wants credit for inspiring Rihanna.

Heyman insists he is "the owner, operator, and creative force" behind the Extreme Championship Wrestling promotional package.

See more photos of Rihanna here!

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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...

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