As you probably know, the late Lemmy Kilmister had a history of collecting and wearing pieces of Nazi paraphernalia from World War II. As such, he has been accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. However, his bandmates, Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and Headcat’s Slim Jim Phantom, have since come to his defense.
The conversation stemmed from a fan who said the following on Twitter [translated from Spanish]:
“RIP Lemmy…although he had his Nazi tendencies, he always seemed to me the best rocker in history…of course after Hendrix, whose assistant he was at concerts.”
This led Campbell to respond:
“FYI, Lemmy DID NOT, have any Nazi tendencies. He was a historian.”
Slim Jim Phantom also chimed in:
“Phil Campbell is 100% correct & I will vouch for this true statement all day long. Best, SJP 😺☘️🥁”
Campbell then added:
“Thanks Jim, we should know.”
Headcat (formerly The Head Cat), the bluesy rockabilly band that originally featured the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) along with Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and Danny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs, The Rockats), have officially played their first show with new frontman David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel). That set took place June 21 at Come And Take It Live (Grizzly Hall) in Austin, TX.
Headcat (formerly The Head Cat), the bluesy rockabilly band featuring David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and Danny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs, The Rockats), have annonced that they will be releasing a new single titled “Born To Lose, Live To Win” on June 23 in honor of their fallen bandmate Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead). The song will be available digitally and as a limited edition 7” (only 300 copies).
“Born To Lose, Live To Win”
“(This Train Is Going) Straight To Hell”
Digital bonus track:
“T For Texas”
“Lemmy was my true pal for 35 years. The Headcat ‘Born To Lose, Live To Win’ track is a tribute to his spirit, image and love of original rock and roll. With his gang, Motörhead, he made an everlasting impact on their fans, and like his famed Rickenbacker/Marshall spine tingling feedback, their legacy will continue to resonate for a long time.”
“This single is both dedicated to, and a tribute to our dear friend and fallen leader. As just about every Lemmy fan knows ‘Born To Lose, Live To Win’ was not only tattooed on Lemmy’s arm but also the credo he lived his life by. Rest in Peace my friend.”
Headcat (formerly The Head Cat), the bluesy rockabilly band featuring David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and Danny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs, The Rockats), are streaming a cover of version of “T For Texas.” This is the band’s first track with Vincent, who replaced Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) in the group.
In other news, Headcat also have the following shows lined up:
4/21 – Come And Take It Live – Austin, Texas
4/23 – El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
4/24 – Dante’s – Portland, Oregon
8/02 – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
8/04 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany (7:15 – 8:00 Beer Garden Stage)
8/05 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany (7:50 – 8:35 W.E.T. Stage)
Headcat (formerly The Head Cat), the bluesy rockabilly band that featured Lemmy Kilmister along with Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and Danny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs, The Rockats), have announced that they will be continuing on without the legendary Motörhead frontman who passed away in 2015. Taking his place will be David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel).
The band commented:
“Here’s the Headcat news you’ve all been waiting for:
After the success of the Headcat show last December in Berlin, the two surviving members of Headcat, Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey, have decided to continue the band they started with Lemmy Kilmister over 17 years ago. They will be playing three shows next month in the USA and a handful of European shows in late summer that will be announced over the next few days.
In the meantime here’s the answer to the question we’re sure is on everyone’s mind: The Bass and most the vocal duties will be handled by former frontman and bassist from Morbid Angel, David Vincent. David’s powerful baritone voice and thunderous bass playing is very complimentary to both Danny B’s guitar style and Slim Jim’s drumming. Different than Lemmy but true to Headcat’s vision and direction. Rockabilly and Death Metal??? As Lemmy Kilmister, Danny B, Slim Jim and our fans have always tried to tell to you “It’s All Rock’n’roll” !
LONG LIVE ROCK’n’ROLL”