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Motorhead @ Roseland Ballroom (9/20/2008)

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Artist: Motorhead
Venue: Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Valient Thorr, Year Long Disaster, ASG
Date: 9/20/2008
Label: SPV Records

It seemed like just the other day that I found myself watching Motorhead deliver a crushing set of Heavy Rock & Roll during the “Masters Of Metal” tour. I’m sure if you are a Metal head of the most discerning type that you remember or even attended that tour which found Motorhead on the same stage with Testament, Heaven and Hell and the mighty Judas Priest. If you missed that one, well I can honestly just say that you missed one hell of an event and that’s a shame since a lineup like that one does not get put together all that often. So here we were a little over a month and a half later as one of the loudest Rock and Roll bands alive was doing a short headlining tour. The tour was originally supposed to feature both Airborne and The Misfits but something changed a few weeks before that took Airborne off the list and it was shortly after that when we learned that The Misfits would also no longer be participating. This depressed me a bit as I have enjoyed what I heard from Airborne, but The Misfits would be performing at B.B. King’s on Halloween so I could easily catch them on a night that would be more appropriate. By the time I attended the show the lineup was set as ASG, Year Long Disaster and Valient Thorr as the opening acts for Motorhead and while the main attraction is an SPV Records artist, all of the other groups come care of Volcom Entertainment.
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