Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) To Open Alabama Rock Bar In Paris

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) has announced that he will be opening a new rock bar called Alabama in Paris, FRA. The bar will open to the public on April 12 at 8 p.m. and the drummer will be in attendance. He said the following:

“Alabama is a tiny bar filled with rock spirit: a fine selection of beer and whisky, great music, and even a jukebox to play your favorite songs on vinyl.”

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Motörhead Stream Remastered Single Edit Of “Overkill”

Motörhead are streaming a remastered single edit of their song “Overkill.” This version of the track is available in digital outlets now and it will also be released on Record Store Day (April 13) as part of an “Overkill“/”Bomber” 7″ picture disc. That release is one of two the band have planned for Record Store Day, with the other being a 7″ featuring their cover of the Ramones‘ “Rockaway Beach.”

Watch Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth Perform Motörhead’s “Overkill” With A Tribute Band

Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth joined Motörhead tribute band Headmotör onstage for a cover of Motörhead’s “Overkill.” The performance took place on February 22 in Jamesburg, New Jersey as part of an album release party for Overkill’s new album “The Wings Of War.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ghost, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, & Motörhead Action Figures In The Works

Super7 recently released an action figure of the minotaur from Slayer‘s “Show No Mercy“ cover and now it seems they have even more metal toys coming to their ReAction figures line. While at the North American Int’l. Toy Fair in New York, the company revealed that they are working on new figures of Ghost‘s Papa Emeritus, Megadeth‘s “Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?” era Vic Rattlehead, Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Bark At The Moon” werewolf, and Motörhead‘s War Pig.

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It's gonna be a super SPRING 2019 with Super7: Direct from @toyfair_ny we're happy to reveal the new releases that are coming out right after this awful Winter ends! First off, Masters of the Universe fans we'll be unleashing the latest 7-inch MOTU Classics Figures with the (OMG!!) William Stout Collection! Then we'll also have new additions to our 3.75-inch ReAction Figures with the classic 80’s movies Breakin' (!) and Teen Wolf and continue our Heavy Metal assortment with Ghost (Papa Emeritus III), Motörhead (War-Pig), Megadeth (Vic Rattlehead), and Ozzy Osbourne (Bark At The Moon).🤘🏻We’ll also be dropping Wave 5 of the Masters of the Universe ReAction series. Also coming out this Spring will be brand new 1.75-inch Keshi releases with a rad Toxic Crusaders Trash Can assortment and a Universal Monsters Keshi blind box assortment. Please note that some of the figures shown here are prototypes with placeholder packaging and don't represent what the final figures will look like. So don't freak out, okay? We will be formally announcing details about all of this new stuff in the next couple of months… but until then Spring cannot come soon enough, right!? If you’re at Toy Fair we’re in Booth 5382. #nytf2019 #nytf #newyorktoyfair #newreleases #ghostband #motorhead #ozzy #megadeth #breakdancing #toxiccrusaders #universalmonsters #keshi #reactionfigures #super7

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Motörhead Rum To Be Released In December

A new Motörhead rum is set to be released on December 1. The 40% ABV drink is being produced by Götene Vin & Sprit and distributed by Brands For Fans Sweden AB.

The following description was posted on brandsforfans.se:

A rum from the Dominican Republic, aged in ex-bourbon barrels for eight years. The maturation has been through a Solera process, adding consistency and smoothness to the finished product. A well-balanced sweetness with notes of arrack, vanilla and dried fruits can be found in the Motörhead Rum.

Tasting notes: Aromas of dried fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, arrack and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and spicy with notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak and nuts, with a medium sweet, spicy finish. To be mixed with cola or drink as a sipping rum served on the rocks.

Yvonne Wener, business manager at Brands For Fans, also commented:

“We cannot begin to express how proud we are to have been given the opportunity to work closely with Motörhead over the years, releasing quality drinks in all forms. The most dedicated, wonderful guys one could ever ask for, and true gentlemen in every sense. While we miss them more than anything, we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the band’s legacy with the Motörhead Rum, which we hope the Motörhead fans and friends of rum will enjoy equally.”

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.