Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Etc. Featured In “The Rainbow” Documentary

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to the Zak Knutson directed documentary “The Rainbow.” The film, which focuses on the Rainbow Bar & Grill and the Whisky A Go Go, features interviews with a number of rock legends. The documentary will be available on October 29 and a description of it can be found below:

“Since 1972, nestled near the wester end of Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip sits The Rainbow Bar & Grill. While the world around it has changed dramatically, The Rainbow remains much like it did when it opened its doors. Legendary musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Lita Ford, Gene Simmons, Lemmy Kilmister in one of his final interview, and many more, recount their stories from the iconic venue and we meet the three generation owners, Mario, Mikael, and Mikey Maglieri, who have witnessed and dedicated their lives to preserving rock history.”

Listen To Late Motörhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s Long-Lost Country Duet With Lynda Kay

Late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s long-lost country duet with Lynda Kay, “The Mask,” has finally surfaced and can be heard below. The track will appear on Kay‘s upcoming double album “Black & Gold.“

Motörhead Partner With Fantoons For New Book “Where Is Lemmy?”

Motörhead have partnered with Fantoons for a new book called “Where Is Lemmy?.” The hardcover release, which will be available on November 5, is a 15 double-page search and find featuring art inspired by the band’s albums and songs. Fans will have to search through “the chaos of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” to find the legendary Lemmy Kilmister throughout the book. Fantoons creative director David Calcano commented:

“Lemmy IS definition of rock ‘n’ roll in every sense of the word: honesty and no regrets. He also had an incredible sense of humor, and that’s what this book is all about: combining, sex, excess and rock ‘n’ roll with a twisted sense of humor that’ll make you laugh and have a good time with a few drinks and LOUD MOTÖRHEAD tunes.”

Scott Ian (Anthrax) Says Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Once Avoided Getting His Toes Amputated By Smoking In The Doctor’s Office

Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister passed away from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure back in 2015, but he was also battling diabetes around the time as well. In fact, he almost had to get some toes amputated due to the disease. Now, during an interview with Landry.Audio, Scott Ian (Anthrax) revealed that Kilmister actually avoided the amputation by smoking a cigarette in the doctor’s office. Basically, he was told he couldn’t smoke in there, so he decided just to leave. He then found another doctor who told him that he could save his toes by simply changing his diet.

Ian said the following:

“He had been diagnosed with diabetes at some point, if I remember correctly, so he was battling that. I remember at some point [hearing that] Lemmy switched to vodka. Like, that was news. In the rock world, that was major headline news. I remember hearing that, like, ‘Lemmy’s got diabetes, and no more Jack-and-Cokes, because of the sugar content. He switched to vodka.’ I was, like, ‘Wow! After 50 years, that’s a big deal.'”

“Look, when a guy like that hits the wall, living the life that he has been living since he was a teenager… The guy had been hitting it hard for 50-odd years already by the time the early two-thousand-teens rolled in. So, eventually you’re gonna hit the wall. I don’t care who you are — everyone hits the wall. No matter how healthy you are and no matter how fucked up of a life you led and how hard you lived, and when you’ve lived as hard as Lemmy did, when you hit the wall, it’s gonna be worse than the average human.”

“I did spend a lot of time with him over the years; lucky enough for me, it was a privilege to have spent 30-odd years or something knowing him and being friendly with him. And I asked him one time about smoking: ‘Do you think you’ll ever quit?’ or this or that. These are questions he just… there wasn’t even an answer to. He wasn’t gonna quit smoking; he wasn’t gonna quit drinking.”

“He literally almost lost a couple of toes because when he was in the throes of figuring out the diabetes and all that, a couple of his toes went black from bad circulation and all this. And he saw some doctor in L.A., and they were, like, ‘Oh, [you must go under the knife] immediately. You’re gonna lose the toes,’ and this and that. And he was, like, ‘I need a second opinion.’ And he flew back to London and saw a doctor there. And it was the same kind of thing: ‘We need to get these off. It’s an emergency.’ And it comes to… He goes to have the surgery done and he’s sitting in this office and he’s smoking a cigarette. And someone tells him, ‘You’re not allowed to smoke in here. What are you — crazy? You can’t smoke in this office.’ And he said, ‘Well, if I’m gonna fucking lose a toe, I’m gonna have a fucking cigarette.’ And long story short, they said, ‘You can’t smoke in here.’ And he said, ‘Well, then I won’t be in here.’ And he left. And he ended up seeing another doctor, and they literally told him, ‘You just need to change this or this in your diet, and your feet are gonna be fine.’ And he changed his diet, and he didn’t have to have his toes cut off. So a cigarette literally saved him from having a part of his body amputated.”

“That’s when he started using Diet Coke instead of regular Coke in his Jack-and-Cokes, I believe. The doctor literally told him: ‘Switch to Diet Coke, and you don’t have to lose your toes.’ [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Hear The Late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Guest On New Leader Of Down Song “Paradise Turned Into Dust”

Leader Of Down, the brainchild of the late Michael “Würzel” Burston (ex-Motörhead) and Tim Atkinson, have shared a video for their new song “Paradise Turned Into Dust.” The track features the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) and it will appear on the band’s debut album, “Cascade Into Chaos” (out September 28). That effort also features the late “Fast” Eddie Clarke (ex-Motörhead), Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and more. You can find more details on the album HERE.

Motörhead Members Featured On Debut Leader Of Down Album

Leader Of Down, the band featuring the late Michael “Würzel” Burston (ex-Motörhead), bassist Tim Atkinson, singer Matt Baker, and guitarist Alex Ward, will officially release their debut album, “Cascade Into Chaos,” on September 28. The effort features a number of Motörhead members, including the late Lemmy Kilmister, the late “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and Phil Campbell, along with Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Lee Richards (ex-Godsmack), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), and Cliff Evans (Tank). Atkinson commented:

“It is a very bittersweet feeling now that the album is being released. It feels very strange without Würzel being here, and I know he would be thrilled with the final result. It was a real pleasure writing with Würzel, as we instinctively knew what both of us were thinking when we put our ideas forward. We always wanted Lemmy to sing on ‘Paradise Turned Into Dust’, and it was a very emotional session in Los Angeles when Lemmy completed the track and I just wish that Würz had been there to see it. It was amazing that so many friends helped us to finish the album with guest appearances and I can only thank them from the bottom of my heart. To hear Phil playing with Würzel again was absolutely fantastic.”

“Cascade Into Chaos” Track Listing:

01. “Paradise Turned Into Dust” (Lemmy on vocals, Tim Atkinson on additional bass)
02. “Cascade Into Chaos”
03. “People Say I’m Crazy”
04. “Serial Killjoy” (Bruce Foxton on additional bass with Tim Atkinson)
05. “Children Of Disease” (Whitfield Crane on vocals, Lee Richards and Whitfield Crane on backing vocals, Phil Campbell on second guitar solo)
06. “Snakebite” (“Fast” Eddie Clarke on all guitars and vocals)
07. “Punch And Geordie”
08. “Feel Good” (Cliff Evans on first guitar solo)
09. “The Killing Rain” (the last song Würzel ever recorded)
10. “Laugh At The Devil” (Lemmy on vocals and all guitars by “Fast” Eddie Clarke)

The group are planning to tour the UK as the supporting act for Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons in November.

Motörhead’s Phil Campbell Joins Scorpions Onstage For “Overkill” Cover At Spain’s Rock Fest

Scorpions, who currently feature Mikkey Dee, were joined onstage by Dee’s Motörhead bandmate Phil Campbell during their July 7 set at the Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain. You can see footage of them paying tribute to Lemmy Kilmister with a cover of Motörhead’s “Overkill” below:

[via Blabbermouth]