Though I wanted to get this online yesterday for the actual anniversary, I’ve been a bit numb at the news of the passing of the great Adam West whose death we had to address for our “In Memoriam” section. Now that some reflection has been done in his memory it’s time to speak about the 40th Anniversary of the single “Motorhead” by the band of the very same name. Now this is the bands second single as their first was “Leaving Here” but I felt that this one was more worthy of a toast. The song is actually a number that was written by Lemmy for the band Hawkwind who he was a member of for a few years. This was the last song that he would write for them before being dismissed for substance abuse. Fans of the tune should find a version by Hawkwind since it’s so incredibly different from the one so many of us have some to love. Continue reading Motorhead’s “Motorhead” Single Hits “40” (1977-2017)→
While Lemmy might be gone for almost a year now, his memory is as vital in the minds of Rock and Metal fans worldwide for both his many, many albums and incredible concert performances. Now, he will live on in perhaps his cutest form ever as a Funko “Pop! Rocks” vinyl figurine. It’s available now and depending on where you purchase it can be obtained for anywhere between $10-$20 bucks.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Those who’ve been reading the website for a little while know that we’ve been attending the American International Toy Fair for a few years now. It’s a super important event to cover based on the Pop Culture geek stuff that I regularly discuss and one of my favorite stops at the show is the Funko pavilion. While initially an ingenue about the brand, I didn’t realize that their KISS releases would disappear as quickly as they did and now they fetch at least three times their original price. I love the fun look of the Pops! and if you click their tag down below you’ll see all the different things from the Toy Fair events of the past. They pretty much have something for every collector but I would choose wisely or you will put yourself in the poor house based on just how many figurines there are. Okay so to close up what do you think about this Lemmy Pop!, will you be adding him to your collection or sitting him on top of a bass head? Chime in down below and feel free to let me know who you would like to see the company do next. Thanks for listening.
Last night, the memory of the late great Motorhead bassist Mr. Lemmy Kilmister was forever immortalized with the installation of a life-size bronze statue that was unveiled at the famous Rainbow Bar & Grill. The musician was very well known at the Rainbow because during the many years that he lived in the immediate vicinity, he could often be found at a space at the bar playing a video poker machine. While I was unable to be a part of the unveiling, I learned that a musician from my neighborhood had taken the trip out there to be a part of the night. Thanks to him, I have a few photos from the scene and some inside scoop about the event. Behind that sign is the statue and the unveiling was going to be soon.
It’s with great sadness that I must share the news that the great Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead has passed away. The musician, who was born Ian Fraser Kilmister, was plagued by health issues over the last couple of years but seemed to be coming along from them with proper rest. He was 70 years old and had just celebrated this milestone of a birthday on Christmas Eve. Hard Rock music and Metal on the whole have lost one of their most iconic figures. The photos below are from a group of images taken during the Jones Beach Theater performance in September. It would be their last concert in NY and sadly now the last time that many of us would see them based on today’s news.
At the show that I caught back in September I discussed with many of my friends how tired Lemmy had looked and perhaps he needed to quietly say “hey gang its been great but this is too much for me at long last” but he didn’t stop pushing and instead did a score of more shows and then the Motorboat Cruise. This man was the living embodiment of the Rock and Roll spirit and nothing was doing to get in his way or stop him from doing this as he saw fit to do so. His famous nickname is alleged to have come from his habit of asking people to “lemme a quid (fiver) till Friday”. Continue reading Amps Off: Lemmy Kilmister Has Passed Away (12/24/1945-12/28/2015)→
The mighty Motorhead was hitting the beach hard with a wall of sound that sent ripples out to sea. Their show would also feature Anthrax and Crobot and the concert was documented in full on THIS LINK. Here is the photo gallery that we captured during their set.