Iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being honored by the German postal service in the form of a range of stamps, issues Official Facebook of MOTÖRHEAD:
Exclusive Official German stamps of the rock legend Lemmy Kilmister
Together with BILDplus we are honoring our beloved late Lemmy Kilmister with a set of official German stamps for a normal size letter ( o,70 Cent).
These stamps are can be purchased via www.aktion.bildplus.de or www.bild.de , only available in Germany. One stamp letter contains 10 stamps, 5 Lemmy motives altogether and everyone can compile the stamps the way they like. The costs for 10 stamps = € 18,– ( yes, it is more than 10 x o,70 Cents). These are on demand and require extra printing set up and cost but mailing them within Germany is included.
These stamps are limited to 7777 ( Lemmy’s lucky 7) and will be available for 4 weeks only. Running time : 17th May until 17th of June 2016.
The man who lived his life like no other: Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll were for sure his trade marks and he was enjoying and living life to the fullest until the end. A great artist, a gentleman, an honest and loyal person, an icon for many and an inspiration for his fellow musicians and fans. Born on Christmas Eve 1945 in Stoke on Trent in England, he founded the world famous band Motörhead in 1975 and lead his band through storm, rain and sunshine, all the way to the top with the very last record ‘Bad Magic’ who claimed No 1 in many European charts. Well known as a powerhouse trio, Motörhead was one of the hardest working band in the world, touring more than seven month out of the year and during time off always recording a new album for their fans.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister died peacefully on December 28th 2015 in Los Angeles.
A documentary starring LEMMY, ALICE COOPER And SLASH will be released on DVD on June 10th according to classicrock.com.
“Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story”, directed by Tony D’Annunzio in 2012, has been screened at more than 35 film festivals around the world and will be issued on DVD later this year.
The film won Best Documentary at Las Vegas International Film Festival in 2012 and D’Annunzio was also nominated for Best New Film Director at the LA New Directors Film Festival.
Detroit native D’Annunzio says: “The Grande Ballroom era is potentially the greatest untold story in rock and roll history. With everything Detroit has been through in the last several decades, I wanted to let folks know that aside from the automobile industry, the city has some amazing musical history which helped shape American pop culture.”
“Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story” can be pre-ordered via Amazon.
MOTÖRHEAD fan Zachury Farkas had a portrait of the band’s iconic frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister tattooed on his lower leg earlier this month at the DC Tattoo Expo in Arlington, Virginia, reports Blabbermouth.net. The tattoo, which was done by Cranston, Rhode Island tattoo artist Evan Olin, won “Best Color Portrait” at the event and Farkas did a photo shoot for several tattoo magazines after the contest.
Farkas tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “[Evan‘s] work speaks for itself and I’m extremely happy with it.
“The tattoo itself took just over nine hours to complete.
“This is not [Evan‘s] first rodeo in creating awesome rock-star portraits either. He also did my Dimebag portrait on my forearm.”
A timelapse video which shows the Lemmy tattoo getting done can be seen below.
For Canada’s The Metal Voice former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin reports on Lemmy Kilmister‘s Funeral at the Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery and at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, recapping the service and memorial along with Jimmy Kay.
Speaking with Doro Pesch in regards to her fondest memory of Lemmy
“Lemmy was one of my closest friends I loved him so much I knew him from 83 on when I couldn’t even speak English.”
“Lemmy Saved my life. My Dad died and Lemmy called me one day later and he gave me so much inspiration, so much hope that I could go on and then we wrote some nice songs together and we recorded some songs together.”
Speaking with Lucky Lehrer from the Circle Jerks about his favorite Lemmy story
“Circle Jerks were opening for Motorhead in Seattle and in New York. So the Seattle show they had gotten this car and a couple of sledgehammers in front of tower records all of us were smashing up this car. Pretty much beat the car to a pulp. Philthy was there, Fast Eddie and Lemmy and all four of us.
Then we made our way back to New York and we were staying at the same hotel and that was pretty insane.”
Watch the video Interview here
MOTÖRHEAD have announced via their official Facebook page that frontman Lemmy is now recovered and ready to rock again, following last week’s health concerns which resulted in show cancellations. The band stated:
“ST.LOUIS HERE WE COME!
The wait is over and the Doc has spoken. Lemmy had a lung infection (exacerbated by that Denver altitude) which has now been taken care of. Subsequently, Lemmy’s ready to give it a go in St. Louis at The Pageant theater on Tuesday, Sept 8th where Motörhead will continue the 40th Anniversary tour in support of their new album “Bad Magic”.
Amidst all the wonderful support Lemmy has received, many have rightfully said he owes us nothing as he has given us everything. We, however, owe Lemmy something…our total respect for his fierce, single-minded and beautifully stubborn determination to continue burning asphalt, playing rock’n’roll and live where he has always been most comfortable – on the road!
Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!
MOTÖRHEAD ended their concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, after four songs last night (August 27th) as frontman Lemmy told the crowd he was finding it difficult to breathe, reported classicrockteamrock.com.
It follows reports from Los Angeles on August 22nd, where some fans said the 69-year-old appeared unsteady on his feet.
The rock icon has been in frail health since undergoing heart bypass surgery and later suffering a haematoma in 2013.
MOTÖRHEAD moved to reassure supporters that the problem was caused by the city’s altitude. They said via their official Facebook page: “The people are great, but the air is just too thin. The high altitude makes it difficult for breathing, and that’s what happened with Lemmy tonight in Salt Lake City.
“He feels very bad to have cut the show short, but being that high up, he had some trouble breathing well. Lemmy appreciates everyone’s concern. The fans always rally round!”
But the explanation raises the prospect of further cancellations. Salt Lake City is 4200ft above sea level, while Denver, Colorado, where the band are due to play tonight, is 5300ft above sea level.
MOTÖRHEAD’s 22nd album “Bad Magic” is released today. They’re scheduled to end a UK tour with a special 40th anniversary concert at London’s Eventim Apollo on January 29.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 17: 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominee Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead attends Los Angeles GRAMMY Nominee Celebration – LA Chapter on January 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for NARAS)