Revolver has teamed with Motörhead for limited-edition colored vinyl pressings of the band's classic albums plus a new Motörhead collector's issue and exclusive official band merch. Get yours before they're gone!
Motörhead occupy rarefied air in the heavy-music world. Led by the inimitable Lemmy Kilmister, they emerged out of London's early Seventies heavy-psych, space-rock scene (epitomized by Lem's acid-drenched previous band Hawkwind) and quickly secured their mythical reputation as speed-fueled, road-worn rock & roll icons thanks to their tireless touring and god-tier songs like "Ace of Spades," "Overkill" and more.
Motörhead's uncompromising outlaw spirit and singular hard-hitting sound appealed to punks, NWOBHM fanatics, thrash kids and beyond — and many of these fans would go on to become rock stars themselves, including the Metallica guys, Max Cavalera, Lzzy Hale and Dave Grohl to name just a few. For 40 years, from their 1975 formation and 1977 self-titled debut to 2015's swansong Bad Magic, Lemmy led his band through all types of ups and downs … but Motörhead never let up, until the day Lemmy passed away on December 28th, 2015 (only weeks after he performed his final live show).
Motörhead left the world with so many great songs that continue to inspire generations of heavy-music fans — including Andrew Fidler of Georgia sludge-metal crew Black Tusk. Below, the singer-guitarist sounds off on his favorite Motörhead song.
So Motörhead, none of us are here making music if it wasn't for Motörhead. The first time you hear "Ace of Spades" when you are a teenager, you are like "Oh shit! What's this?! I want to do this too." And then, you dive in and read about Lemmy and the band and the lifestyle they lived and jump into the catalog and find the pure gold that is Motörhead's music. For me that pure gold is 1991's album 1916 — in particular the songs "No Voices in the Sky" and "Love Me Forever." To me the songs speak to the idea that you are all you have in this world, and everyone will let you down eventually — and that's been a big theme for the songs I write in Black Tusk. So, thank you Lemmy and thank you Motörhead for getting us all through!