Lemmy Kilmister Prevails With Crushing Motorhead Show in New York
Although there have been bumps in the road for Motorhead lately due to Lemmy Kilmister's health issues, the band played a complete set at Jones Beach Theater in New York and rocked their fans to the core.
Motorhead's set kicked off with “Bomber” and “Stay Clean.” Despite not performing any tracks from their new album Bad Magic, the night was filled with favorites “Metropolis,” “Rock It,” “Lost Woman Blues” and “Doctor Rock,” which included Mikkey Dee’s roaring drum solo. Both Lemmy and guitarist Phil Campbell made fans smile with their wit and sharp humor onstage in between songs.
Of course the night ended with the very notable and timeless thunderous anthems “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.” There’s no stopping Motorhead as the band is finishing up their tour in the States, followed by a trip to the high seas for their Motorboat Cruise.
Their Motorboat companions Anthrax and Crobot both brought some serious energy as support for the tour. Hometown boys Anthrax had the crowd on their feet for their set and definitely made fans do some war dancing. Crobot brought the funk, and although the band is not as heavy as Anthrax or Motorhead, their live performance is undeniable and their music pays homage to the sounds of good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.
Motorhead are also set to take Europe by storm to round out the year, and it appears that Lemmy is not ready to throw in the towel. After all, this is a man who belts out, “Know your body's made to move / Ya feel it in your guts / Rock 'n' roll ain't worth the name if it don't make a strut / Don't sweat it, we'll get it back to you / Don't sweat it, we'll get it back to you / Overkill / Overkill / Overkill!” Motorhead continue to bring the rock ‘n’ roll as hard and as loud as they can night after night.
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