See, the thing about that album title is...Motorhead doesn't. They've been around since 1975 and are just about to kick off a gigantic tour with...wait for it...Megadeth! Metal fans rejoice!
Motorhead - the name alone stands on it's own, a band that lives according to their own rules. A band that has never sacrificed anything and has always remained true to what they are. Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee - what you see is what you get! Lemmy's enthronement as an Icon of Rock happened a while ago and proves that Rock and Roll is alive and exhilarating. (On June 16th Lemmy received the Mojo Icon Award).
Fans, new and old, have been bowing to and worshipping Motorhead for over 30 years. Fellow musicians - like Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne ,The Ramones, Guns N' Roses & Metallica have all paid tribute to the Motorhead legend - in one way or another.
Lemmy is the undisputed head, gruff and with the typical British humour (despite calling L.A. his home for more than 18 years). Phil Campbell, who has been with the band since 1984, is like a fine red wine - getting better each year, while Mikkey Dee (with the band since 1992) is described by Lemmy as follows: 'Mikkey is fantastic, he's 100% sure of himself, and knows he's the best drummer in the world. The infamous 'We Are Motorhead And Play Rock'n Roll' trio is still a power-horse that won't slow down. More and more people are enthralled by their music and personalities.
Motorhead is without a doubt one of the most respected rock bands in the world and made it clear to everyone when they finally received a well deserved Grammy in 2005 for Best Metal Performance.
'Motorizer', a meaty, dangerous rock record, is Motorhead's 24th album and as you can hear - the band is always good for surprises! One gets the feeling that they have not yet reached the peak of their musical output. Like Mikkey Dee says: 'A kick ass motherf***ing record - definitely one of the wider ranged Motorhead records ever released'.
'Motorizer' delivers 11 brilliant brand new songs in a never before Motorhead variety, ready to rock the house. The album was again produced by Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Zebrahead, Papa Roach & Pennywise), who produced the last two Motorhead releases, and much of the recording took place at FooFighter Dave Grohl's 606 studios in Los Angeles.
Listen to the record, this band is more than alive and kickin'. Heres the tracklisting:
(Teach You How To) Sing The Blues / Time Is Right / Heroes / Runaround Man / English Rose / Rock Out / 1000 Names / When The Eagle Screams / Dont Die Ashamed / Back On The Chain / Buried Alive
Having completed a highly successful tour of the US last year with Judas Priest and Heaven & Hell, Motorhead continue to answer the global demand for their live assault in 2009. A sold-out tour of South America took place in April, the band is currently in Europe playing some of the summer's biggest festivals, and they will return to the US in September for a real rock'n'roll bill with The Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy. Without taking a breath, they will then return to Europe for indoor dates throughout the continent, with support from eternally cool cohorts The Damned and Girlschool. In the spring of 2010, the band will commence work on their as-yet untitled new album.