Motörhead Share 1982 Live Version Of “(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down”

Motörhead have shared a 1982 live version of “(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down.” The track, which was recorded during a show in Glasgow, UK, will be included on the deluxe 40th edition of “Iron Fist” (out September 23).

Motörhead Share Previously Unreleased Instrumental Demo Of “Ripsaw Teardown” From 40th Anniversary Edition Of “Iron Fist’

Motörhead have shared a previously unreleased instrumental demo of “Ripsaw Teardown.” The track is featured in a film that the band used during their “Iron Fist” touring cycle. As previously reported, a deluxe edition of “Iron Fist” will be released on September 23.

The following was said about the film in a press release:

“Once upon a time the loudest, nastiest, speed-freaked trio in the land – the mighty Motörhead – decided that they needed an intro-film to come on stage to, so they could tour their brand-new album Iron Fist. Not for them some gentle promo video, for this was Motörhead in 1982 comprising the seminal three amigos line-up of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor.

What they produced has been buried in the mists of time, confined to dodgy bootleg VHS’s, but it’s a gory, brutal, hilariously OTT short movie directed by Nick Mead where knights are murdered and maidens are in distress. Shot in a Hertfordshire forest it features a medieval, battle-hardened band stomping around a darkened forest, fueled by vodka and brandishing weapons, wearing horned helmets and looking fierce whilst punching the air with their Iron Fist!

Imagine a recklessly non-health-and-safety, amphetamine-nightmare, super low budget take on Monty Python and the Holy Grail and you’re halfway there.”

Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt: “I’m Convinced, And Have Been For Decades, That There’s More Than One Lemmy”

Gary Holt (Exodus) and more have shared some of their Motörhead stories with Banger TV as part of a promo video for the recently released Motörhead tribute album “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” Humorously, the guitarist says he believes there was actually “more than one Lemmy.”

Holt said the following:

“I’m convinced, and have been for decades, that there’s more than one Lemmy, or at least there was.

We [in EXODUS] used, back in the day, to squander more money on tours. When we did a European tour, we insisted that we had to spend a week in London first — to acclimate to the time change. Basically, it was us partying like fucking animals for five to seven days.

This was when Lemmy still lived in England and London. And we’d go out to a bar and there’s Lemmy. We’d go up and hang out [with] him, do some drugs or whatever and have some drinks. [We’d tell him] ‘We’re gonna go to this other place.’ ‘All right. See you guys later.’ And we’d get there and he’s already sitting at the bar; I mean, he’s been there for an hour. And then we went to another place and he’s there ahead of us, and we left him sitting at the bar. And ever since then we’re convinced that there’s at least three different Lemmys, ’cause he couldn’t possibly have done it. But, you know, Lemmy is God, so…”

[via Blabbermouth]

Super7 To Release New “Ultimates” Action Figure Of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

Super7 have launched pre-orders for a new “Ultimates” action figure based on Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. The following was said about the toy:

“Everything Louder Than Everything Else! The latest made-to-order 7” scale ULTIMATES! Figure honors the heavy metal legend Lemmy of Motörhead! The Man, The Myth, The Legend is brought to life in his iconic 1980s look with premium paint and details, interchangeable heads and hands, a soft goods t-shirt, a bottle of whiskey, and his trademark bass guitar and mic stand.”

Motörhead To Release 40th Anniversary Edition Of “Iron Fist” In September

Motörhead have announced that they will be releasing a remastered 40th anniversary edition of “Iron Fist” on September 23. The effort can be pre-ordered as a 3-LP or 2-CD set featuring the album, along with unreleased demos and a 1982 live show in a hardback book-pack.

“Iron Fist” (40th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

“Iron Fist”:

01. “Iron Fist”
02. “Heart Of Stone”
03. “I’m The Doctor”
04. “Go To Hell”
05. “Loser”
06. “Sex And Outrage”
07. “America”
08. “Shut It Down”
09. “Speedfreak”
10. “(Don’t Need) Religion”
11. “Bang To Rights”

Jackson’s Studio Demos October 1981:

01. “Remember Me, I’m Gone”
02. “The Doctor”
03. “Young & Crazy”
04. “Loser”
05. “Iron Fist”
06. “Go To Hell”

CD & Digital Bonus Tracks:

01. “Lemmy Goes to the Pub”
02. “Some Old Song, I’m Gone”
03. “(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down” (Alternate Version)
04. “Shut It Down”
05. “Sponge Cake” (Instrumental)
06. “Ripsaw Teardown” (Instrumental)
07. “Peter Gunn” (Instrumental)

Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82 (Previously Unreleased):

01. “Iron Fist”
02. “Heart of Stone”
03. “Shoot You In The Back”
04. “The Hammer”
05. “Loser”
06. “Jailbait”
07. “America”
08. “White Line”
09. “(Don’t Need) Religion”
10. “Go To Hell”
11. “Capricorn”
12. “(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down”
13. “(We Are The) Road Crew”
14. “Ace Of Spades”
15. “Bite The Bullet”
16. “The Chase Is Better Than the Catch”
17. “Overkill”
18. “Bomber”
19. “Motörhead”

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) Plays “Possibly Highest-Ever Drum Solo In The History Of Heavy Metal” For New Volvo Commercial

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) is featured in three new commercials for Swedish car manufacturer Volvo. You can watch those ads below. Notably, one clip finds the drummer playing “possibly the highest-ever drum solo in the history of heavy metal.”

New Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Statue Featuring The Late Musician’s Ashes Erected At France’s Hellfest

A new statue of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has been erected at Hellfest in Clisson, France. The massive sculpture was created by artist Caroline Brisset and it features some of the late frontman’s ashes.

The band said the following:

“Our beloved Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, founder of Motörhead, has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at this year’s Hellfest Festival in Clisson, France within a new, giant statue of the man, and the official ceremony to recognize this unique memorialization will occur on June 23, 2022. With band mates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee present, it is the perfect moment to honor Lemmy’s life. The statue was created by artist @caroline_brisset. For fans that wish to share their own tributes, memories, experiences or pay their respects, can post using the hashtag #LemmyLivesAtHellfest.”

Dee also commented:

“Great statue/monument of Lemmy being presented at Hellfest, France. I can’t wait to come back to one of my favorite festivals in Europe. See you all there on Thursday!”

Watch Pantera, Exodus, Etc. Members Cover Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades”

Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Kelley Juett (Mothership), Kyle Juett (Mothership), Tom Polzine (Howling Giant), and Zach Wheeler have shared their cover of Motörhead‘s “Ace Of Spades.” This track is from the upcoming Motörhead tribute album “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” That effort was recorded at last year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival and it is expected to receive a digital release on June 19. Vinyl copies will follow in August.

“Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead” Track Listing:

01. King Dude – “Killed By Death”
02. Stöner – “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”
03. High On Fire – “Iron Fist”
04. Cephalic Carnage – “Order/Fade To Black”
05. Eyehategod – “Motörhead”
06. Lord Buffalo – “God Was Never On Your Side”
07. Howling Giant – “Love Me Like A Reptile” (feat. Chuck Garric & Calico Cooper)
08. Mothership – “Bomber”
09. Foie Gras – “Born To Lose”
10. Psyclona – “Iron Horse”
11. Blackwater Holylight – “Please Don’t Touch” (feat. Matt Pike)
12. Creeping Death – “In The Name Of Tragedy”
13. The Bridge City Sinners – “Go To Hell”
14. Exhorder – “Sacrifice”
15. Death by Stereo – “Born To Raise Hell”
16. Midnight – “Dirty Love”
17. Relaxer – “America”
18. Philip Anselmo, Gary Holt, Chuck Garric, Kelley Juett, Nick Oliveri, Dwid Hellion & Zach Wheeler – “Ace Of Spades”

Motörhead And Headcat Members Defend The Late Lemmy Kilmister Against Nazi Sympathizer Accusations

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mikkey Dee Announces Motörhead Tribute Show In Sweden

Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee will be paying tribute to the band during a special show at Mellby Horsepower in Laholm, Sweden. The event will be held on July 23 and it will find Dee performing with various “friends.”

[via Blabbermouth]