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MOTÖRHEAD’s MIKKEY DEE Says LEMMY Is Doing ‘Much, Much Better’

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee on May 21 at Hard Rock Café in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour in August 2013 after the band's frontman, Lemmy, suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy's latest medical issue followed reports that he was also fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems. The band also postponed a European headlining tour which was scheduled to kick off in November. Asked how Lemmy is doing now, Mikkey said: "It's much, much better. He's been good for awhile. He's working hard on his health. We just did three weeks in the U.S. He's up and about. It's more to get going again. It's for the whole band. We've never been off eight months. But Lemmy's much better, and he played great when we did this U.S. leg, so I really hope that he can stay healthy. And he looks good, so that's all I can say. And he's working very, very hard on it, too, so all the best." MOTÖRHEAD's 21st studio album, "Aftershock", sold 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. MOTÖRHEAD's previous CD, 2011's "The Wörld Is Yours", opened with 7,000 units to enter the chart at No. 94. The band's 2008 effort, "Motörizer", premiered with 6,400 copies to debut at No. 82, while 2006's "Kiss Of Death" registered a first-week tally of 3,500. "Aftershock" was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California and is described in a press release as "a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years."

MOTÖRHEAD’s LEMMY: ‘I Am Feeling A Lot Better Than I Did’

Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was interviewed on the March 28-30 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow. To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to Full Metal Jackie: So great to hear your voice. It has been a while. What have you been up to? Lemmy: I have been ill for about a year, but I am pulling out of it now. I am getting better now. Full Metal Jackie: You are feeling good? Lemmy: Not good yet, but I am feeling a lot better than I did, which was terrible. Full Metal Jackie: Well, that's good. I will take that as a positive. Lemmy: Yes, it is onward and upward, you know? Full Metal Jackie: You are going to be having some tour dates in April, with Coachella, and it looks like a week of dates. Are you looking forward to getting back out on the road? Lemmy: Yeah, it's about time. Full Metal Jackie: You have spent most of your time on the road on tour, it seems. Do you feel out of place or out of sorts when you are not out on the road? Lemmy: I did at first, but then I got comfortable, but I will be alright. Full Metal Jackie: You are looking forward to it, though? Lemmy: Yeah. I am looking forward to hear some of the crowds again, you know? Full Metal Jackie: I know us, the fans, are really looking forward to seeing you out there playing again. We are looking forward to that. That is happening in April there is going to be about a week of dates. Coachella, which you obviously have never played before have you ever been? Lemmy: No, we are doing two shows at Coachella. The first one and the last one. Full Metal Jackie: Are you looking forward to that? Lemmy: Yeah, yeah. It depends on how the first one goes. Full Metal Jackie: Over nearly 40 years, MOTÖRHEAD has played some unlikely venues but on paper a cruise ship sounds like the strangest to me. What appeals to you about the upcoming MotörBoat cruise? Lemmy: It is something we haven't done. We have played in places where there is a truck door to get off the stage, we've played in jail, we've played a lot of weird places, but we have never been on a boat. I used to go, when I went up to Liverpool to see THE BEATLES, they used to have rock 'n' roll cruises on these two old ferry boats. You get five bands and you go out for three or four hours and they [get up on] a stage and come back in. I used to go on those so I got the idea. I just told the people who run it to put their heads together and know what they are doing. Otherwise, it would be a terrible fiasco, you know?


British heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH are taking over Hyde Park in London on July 4 and will be joined by SOUNDGARDEN and special guests FAITH NO MORE. After a triumphant return back on the rock scene last year, BLACK SABBATH are now thundering into Hyde Park to cast a night of darkness in what is set to be a bright summer. The legendary Ozzy Osborne and his bandmates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will be headlining the same stage that fellow rock legends THE ROLLING STONES presided over for two historic gigs last year. Not content with just playing the park, British Summer Time becomes Black Sabbath Time! Announcing their show with an impressive takeover of the Royal Park, the band will blaze onto the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park for their first-ever performance at the venue later this year. Hailing from Birmingham in the late '60s, BLACK SABBATH are the undisputed founders of British heavy rock. They have always undoubtedly been one of the best live bands in the world. In 2013, the band returned in the most triumphant style with a global number one album, sellout tours and a prestigious Classic Rock Living Legends award. From their first visit to London to record their debut album to selling out the O2 last year, the band have one ambition left, to melt the faces off the Hyde Park crowd. As Ozzy says: "The first time I came to London, I didn't have a pot to piss in, and I spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave. Returning almost 50 years on, we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park, the most beautiful park in London that has opened its gates to so many legends in the past. We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the Royals will enjoy it!" Support for the show will come from SOUNDGARDEN and special guests FAITH NO MORE. Other artists to entertain throughout the afternoon include: MOTÖRHEAD, SOULFLY, WOLFMOTHER, GALLOWS, HELL, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, BO NINGEN, RISE TO REMAIN and BROKEN HANDS, to name a few. The full lineup can be found at Lineup on July 4: Great Oak Stage BLACK SABBATH SOUNDGARDEN FAITH NO MORE MOTÖRHEAD SOULFLY The Barclaycard Theatre WOLFMOTHER HELL KOBRA AND THE LOTUS BROKEN HANDS THE BOTS Village Hall GALLOWS BO NINGEN THE GRAVEL TONES HANG THE BASTARD A PLASTIC ROSE Summer Stage RISE TO REMAIN BLITZ KIDS THE STRUTS THE FIRST


MOTÖRHEAD's first-ever cruise, the MotörBoat, will launch onboard the Carnival Ecstasy on September 22 from Miami, Florida to Key West and Cozumel and back on September 26. Joining them will be MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, Zakk Wylde, DANKO JONES, FIREBALL MINISTRY, WILSON and more. MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister states: "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! "If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!" MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine adds: "There never has and never will be another cruise like MotörBoat cruise. "Come on a thrashing voyage with MOTÖRHEAD, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy's friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a metal concert." ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian comments: "ANTHRAX, MOTÖRHEAD and MEGADETH at sea??? To quote Chief Brody, 'We're gonna need a bigger boat.'" "It's truly an honor to partner with one of the most iconic bands in rock music to deliver a one-of-a-kind fan experience for 'Motörheadbangers' from around the globe," says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment. Tickets for the MOTÖRHEAD's MotörBoat cruise go on sale Tuesday, March 18 at noon ET. The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars and nightspots. For more information, go to this location. motorheadcruiselineup2014_638

MOTÖRHEAD’s First-Ever Cruise ‘MotörBoat’ To Sail This Fall

MOTÖRHEAD's first-ever cruise, the MotörBoat, will launch this fall. It will sail from Miami, Florida to Key West and Cozumel. Cruise dates, artist lineup and other details will be announced soon. MOTÖRHEAD was recently forced to cancel its European tour due to the fact the band's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, has been struggling with health issues since he suffered a hematoma in July 2013, leading to a three-week spell in hospital. The band called off a summer tour, then cut short their comeback show at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. They then postponed a European tour set to begin in November. MOTÖRHEAD's 21st studio album, "Aftershock", sold 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. MOTÖRHEAD's previous CD, 2011's "The Wörld Is Yours", opened with 7,000 units to enter the chart at No. 94. The band's 2008 effort, "Motörizer", premiered with 6,400 copies to debut at No. 82, while 2006's "Kiss Of Death" registered a first-week tally of 3,500. "Aftershock" was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California. motorboat2014cruise_638