The world is still Motorhead’s


OLDER than the hills, wartier than a warthog and louder than booming-voiced actor Brian Blessed after two glasses of sherry too many, Motorhead are back on the road next month for their annual winter tour.

Their ten-date British tour, featuring a support slot by Anthrax, brings them to Newcastle City Hall on Thursday, November 8.

The band, formed in London back in 1975, consist of founder member Lemmy Kilmister on bass and vocals, accompanied by Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.

They’ve got no new product to plug, but they did release a live album, The World is Ours, Vol 2, last month, and, if you’ve got the best part of £300 to spare, Sanctuary will be putting out a 15-CD box set covering the early stages of their career next month. Kilmister, however, is advising fans to steer clear of the latter, denouncing it as a rip-off.

“Unfortunately, greed once again rears its yapping head,” said the Staffordshire-born 66-year-old. “I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists.

“Motorhead have no control over what’s done with these early songs and don’t want fans to think that the band is involved in putting out such a costly box set.”

The band-approved live album, released by UDR, includes rock classics such as Bomber, Overkill, Ace of Spades, Killed by Death and Iron Fist, and fans can rest assured that some or all of those will be given an airing at their Newcastle show.

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