”We are Motörhead, we play rock‘n’roll” rasps the unmistakable welcome from a natural frontman. A man who is as unique as they come. The iconic Lemmy. The only consistent member of Motörhead and possibly the most robust individual the world of rock has ever seen. If Ozzy Osborne is the Prince of Darkness, then Lemmy is king.
In the late Seventies, Motörhead was born, kicking and screaming. Their music is suitably reflective of the lifestyle out of which it was born and, as Jarvis Cocker once said, “Lemmy is the vocal equivalent of a sandstorm.” A tall, imposing figure, his presence is all-powerful, as he aims at an angled microphone, shouting in verse as if cursing the Almighty.
Adorned in demonic cowboy boots, German military memorabilia, a cigarette and facial hair, Lemmy is not about to quit anytime soon. In fact he’s going strong, currently touring on Judas Priest’s farewell tour (along with Saxon) and starring in the acclaimed 2010 documentary, LEMMY: 49% Motherfucker. 51% Son of a Bitch.
Motörhead have even got new material out, so expect some unfamiliar anthems along with the classics when you get on board the pirate ship and join the legendary group of renegades who helped influence the birth of punk and heavy metal.
Motörhead + Judas Priest + Saxon: Pavelló Olímpic Badalona. August 2nd, 2011