Weekend one at Coachella is in the books. The famed Southern California music oasis drew more than 90,000 fans who endured blistering daytime temps, a surreal Saturday night sandstorm and a wide buffet of sonic treats. Sure, the onetime indie fest now features as much hip-hop and EDM as it does anything else. But it's not like there wasn't any metal or hard rock buried in the sand. You just had to know where to look and thankfully, the headbangers in the house were able to catch ultra-solid sets by the likes of Motorhead, Queens of the Stone Age and a host of others.
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Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.
Motorhead's iconic frontman and bassist Lemmy Kilmister was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke with Jackie about his health, the upcoming Motorhead MotorBoat Cruise and his thoughts on returning to the stage. If you missed the chat, here’s Jackie’s full interview with Lemmy Kilmister.
Motorhead are moving on, claiming victory over AC/DC in the last Classic Cage Match. The band's 1980 anthem 'Ace of Spades' emerged victorious, besting 'Back in Black' in a match-up of iconic rock songs. But do Lemmy and crew have what it takes to keep their Classic Cage Match streak alive?
Congrats are in order for Motley Crue's 'Wild Side,' which has now been officially retired after reaching the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame with five straight victories. With their run through 1987 complete, we now move on to two other well known bands and another year -- 1980.
Motorhead are hitting the high seas, and if they have their way, you'll never hear the ship's horn. That's because there will be some stellar metal bands on board ready to drown out any outside sounds on "The Loudest Boat in the World." The inaugural 'Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise' will set sail in September 2014 with Megadeth, Anthrax and a whole host of heavy rock acts joining in the fun.