The Ashes Of The Late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Were Put Into Bullets And Given To His Closest Friends

According to Loudwire, the ashes of the late great Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) have been placed inside bullets and given out to his closest friends. Two of the recipients have been identified and they include Riki Rachtman (“Headbangers Ball”) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe). Rachtman shared a photo of his bullet earlier today (March 22), while former tennis star Pat Cash shared a photo of Crane’s bullet last year. Crane also received the following message:

“Whitfield, We all know Lemmy knew many people, but he had few that he considered friends and even fewer that he considered family. Being that you are one those people he considered family, we would like to share a little piece of him with you. Lemmy touched all our lives in a way we don’t think any of us could ever forget, but with these ashes you not only keep the memories you have, you keep Lemmy with you forever. He was Lemmy. He played Rock ‘n’ Roll Don’t Forget Him”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Covering Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”

On July 26, 2019, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band” at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON. Now, some pro-shot footage of the group performing a cover of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” during the show has been shared online:

The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Columbia, South Carolina Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica), bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica), vocalist Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and guitarist Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), will be performing at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8. The band will also be joined by drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta) and vocalist Bobby Patterson at this show.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Covering Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” As “The Wedding Band”

On July 26, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band” at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON. Now, some pro-shot footage of the group performing a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” during the show has been shared online:

Chris Fehn (Ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), & Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Guest On Motörhead Guitarist Phil Campbell’s New Song “These Old Boots”

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) has premiered a new song titled “These Old Boots.” This track features Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) and it will appear on Campbell’s new solo album “Old Lions Still Roar.” That effort will be released on October 25 and it will also feature: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Alice Cooper, Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri, Joe Satriani, Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane, Orange Goblin‘s Ben Ward, etc.

“Old Lions Still Roar” Track Listing:

01. “Rocking Chair” (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. “Straight Up” (feat. Rob Halford)
03. “Faith In Fire” (feat. Ben Ward)
04. “Swing It” (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. “Left For Dead” (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. “Walk The Talk” (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. “These Old Boots” (feat. Dee Snider, Mick Mars + Chris Fehn)
08. “Dancing Dogs (Love Survives)” (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. “Dead Roses” (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. “Tears From A Glass Eye” (feat. Joe Satriani

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Watch Metallica, Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Perform As “The Wedding Band”

On July 26, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band.” The show was held at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON and some fan-filmed footage from it can be seen below. In other news, The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is currently hosting “It’s Alive! Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection.”

Ugly Kid Joe To Enter The Studio In November

Ugly Kid Joe are planning to enter the studio in November to work on their new album. Whitfield Crane told Eonmusic the following about that:

“We’re going in the studio. We’re all leaving on our various journeys right now — families, and all this stuff — and then we’ll come back November 1st to the U.K., and then we stuff ourselves in the studio, and we’re making a new record — just now, this next November, November 1st. When would I expect it to be released? I don’t know. When it shows itself.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) To Perform Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Etc. Songs With Orchestra Of Doom

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) will be teaming up with the Philarmonia Australia Orchestra for some Australian Orchestra Of Doom shows. The concerts, which will be held at the Melbourne Palais Theatre on December 3 and the Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre on December 7, will find Crane performing songs from Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.

Crane commented:

“Orchestra Of Doom is all analogue, all flow and poetry in motion. We don’t have Marshall stacks, just a 35-piece orchestra and something beautiful flowing through us all; this is a special thing with a life of its own.

“How does it feel to be playing with an orchestra? It feels terrifying, but the energy and excitement makes everyone feel alive and at its heart is Black Sabbath — it’s the perfect storm!”

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) Announces Solo UK Tour

Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) has announced a solo UK tour. The singer will be joined by guitarist Matt Reynolds (Haggard Cat), drummer Tom Marsh (Haggard Cat), and bassist Toshi (Slaves To Gravity).

Tour Dates:

09/04 Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Rock City
09/05 Guildford, UK – The Boiler Room
09/06 Stoke-On-Trent, UK – The Sugarmill
09/07 Liverpool, UK – Phase One
09/09 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
09/10 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse Rock Club
09/11 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
09/13 Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
09/14 London, UK – The Garage
09/15 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/16 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
09/17 Bristol, UK – Thekla
09/18 Southampton, UK – The Joiners

Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, & Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Members To Play Covers Show In Richmond Hill, ON

Kirk Hammett has announced that he will be playing a covers show at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON on July 26. The guitarist will be joined by his Metallica bandmate Robert Trujillo, as well as Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.) and Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.). The group, who are performing as “The Wedding Band,” will play songs from Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Billy Idol, and more. Tickets for the concert will go on sale tomorrow (June 27).

[via cosmomusic.ca]