Posts Tagged ‘Motorhead’

Lemmy Kilmister

One of the great personalities in rock ‘n’ roll history is Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Klimister, frontman for the legendary Motorhead and early bassist for British space-rockers Hawkwind. Drastic Plastic has immortalized Lemmy as a hand-numbered, limited-edition bobblehead, where he is captured striking the familiar pose that made him an icon for millions. (more…)



Few bands today embody the pure rock ‘n’ roll spirit as fully as Airbourne. As drummer Ryan O’Keeffe told us, there was no alternative career path, no plan B. In late September, frontman Joel O’Keeffe injured his ankle in a fall from the stage, but there was no quitting. He finished the song, the show and the tour. Rock ‘n’ roll is in these Australians’ blood, and there’s no turning back for them. The band’s fourth album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, released Sept. 23, is filled with the same kind of loud, brazen, bluesy party anthems found on its first three efforts. Some things are better left unchanged. Airbourne wrapped up its U.S. headlining tour in October in Baltimore, and Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down on the band’s bus with Ryan O’Keeffe to discuss the new record and more. (more…)



By Greg Maki

Another year has come and gone, and in my opinion, 2015 was one of the strongest in recent memory in terms of quality hard rock and metal releases. My top 10 list includes bands on the rise, veteran acts reinventing themselves and a farewell to one of the most iconic figures in rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t expect everyone to agree with my picks, but you don’t have to. It’s my list, not yours. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
It’s hard to think of anyone in the 40-plus-year history of the genre who’s more “metal” than Ronnie James Dio. The man practically invented the “metal horns,” for Pete’s sake, a salute metalheads can throw up to each other even if they’ve never met, confident it will be returned happily. As the frontman of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his eponymous band, Dio’s career aligns with metal’s inception, and though his commercial success hit peaks and valleys, for four decades, he stayed true; even in the year before his death—at age 67 from stomach cancer—he was recording and touring with his former Black Sabbath bandmates as Heaven and Hell. (Their 2009 album, The Devil You Know, holds its own with the best of Dio’s discography.) (more…)

1975275_767543546611289_1133079801_nMegadeth, Motörhead and Anthrax will perform on the inaugural Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from Sept. 22 to 26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat in the World” will feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and some big surprises. More bands will be announced soon.

Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Fla., and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have the opportunity to interact with band members and see performances on various stages throughout the ship.  (more…)


This is Your Life pays tribute to the late singer with covers of his greatest songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. The disc will feature newly recorded tracks from Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D, and will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. (more…)

CarolinaRebellionMonster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 3 and 4

Featuring headlining performances by Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, along with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Motorhead, Staind, Seether, Volbeat and more

Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., May 3 and 4 with a massive two-day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold (who performed at the sold-out inaugural Carolina Rebellion) and Kid Rock. Also features performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.  (more…)

WelcometoRockvilleLineup features Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Motorhead, Chevelle, Seether, Volbeat and many more

Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Fla.’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26 and 27, bigger and better than ever.

Following 2013’s third annual event, which drew over 25,000 people and garnered widespread media acclaim, the two-day destination music festival anchors the World’s Loudest Weekend and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. The initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is as follows, with more to be announced: (more…)


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
Sister Sin hails from Sweden, the hotbed of melodic death metal, but its primary influence comes from Hollywood, as if they cut their teeth in the same clubs along the Sunset Strip that spawned Mötley Crüe. Think the Crüe circa Too Fast for Love/Shout at the Devil with a touch of Motorhead’s grimier rock sound (made explicit by a cover of “Make My Day”), and you have Sister Sin. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
With song titles like “Mr. One Night Stand,” “Absinthe in Munich,” “Dirty Blonde,” “Here to Rock” and “Give You Love,” “subtlety” clearly is not in Slunt’s vocabulary. That’s just fine because One Night Stand, the New York City band’s second full-length release, offers some of the year’s best songs about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, songs that carry on the raucous, sleazy tradition of bands like AC/DC and Motorhead. Yes, Slunt is old school in its influences. How old school? The chorus of “Mr. One Night Stand” features a cowbell, making its refrain even more irresistible. (more…)

motorhead_kiss-of-deathReview by Ryan Mavity
Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. However, I think we can add to the list the band that is “louder than everyone else,” Motorhead, who have been active in the music business for 30 years now. Other acts (Ozzy, AC/DC come to mind) have been around just as long, but whereas those artists have taken either a long hiatus (AC/DC) or only do one tour a year (Ozzy), Motorhead has kept busy, still writing, recording and—especially—touring. (more…)