This past Monday we had the chance to catch the legendary Heavy Metal band Motörhead live and loud at New York City's Best Buy Theater in Times Square. As we all know not only is Motörhead one of the most influential Heavy Metal bands of all time, but lets not forget that their singer/song writer/bassist/badass Lemmy Kilmister is GOD! Or as Oderus from Gwar puts it: "the Metallic Pope"!
After over 35 years of extreme hard work, drinking, partying and taking all over the world, some may think that the band might be getting old and that they are becoming irrelevant. Rest assured that when it comes to Motörhead this equation does not apply, specially not after the release of their new album titled "The World Is Yours". The band sounds fresh, tight as hell, and just like with fine Whiskey: the more they age, the better they get.
From the moment they stepped on stage and faced the 2100 fans who sold it out the show, the entire room went absolutely insane! In the many years we have been attending concerts, we have never seen a crowd throw so many Horns UP as they did whenever Lemmy interacted with the furious crowd! The band played classics such as "Ace Of Spades" and "Overkill", and were joined by the beautifully talented Doro Pesch when they performed "Killed By Death". Additionally, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell played very impressive solos!
1) We Are Motörhead
2) Stay Clean
3) Get Back In Line
5) Over the Top
6) One Night Stand
7) Rock Out
8)The Thousand Names of God
9) I Got Mine
10) I Know How to Die
11) The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
12) In the Name of Tragedy (including Drum Solo)
13) Just 'Cos You Got the Power
14) Going to Brazil
15) Killed by Death (with Doro Pesch)
16) Ace of Spades
Here is a video we produced which proves what we are talking about! It features a drum solo by Mikkey Dee, their classic song "Killed By Death" (featuring Doro Pesch) and of course "Ace Of Spades"!
If there is a man that should have a statue in London's Trafalgar Square, its Lemmy Kilmister! And if Motörhead does not get inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, we will personally start a riot! \m/
Photography by: Simi Friedman
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