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Motorhead To Release Children's Album, "Motorkids"

LOS ANGELES -- Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister sets the felt tip pen down beside the Jack and Coke on the table in front of him and takes a moment to admire his own autograph — signed on a female fan's left breast.

"It's all in the line of rock 'n' roll," the 63-year-old rocker says with a shrug and a smile as he lights his third cigarette of the past 20 minutes. "It's who I've been since I first heard Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran at a tender young age."

Maybe it's that reminiscence of youth that prompted Lemmy and the rest of Motorhead, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee, to come up with their most unexpected album, "Motorkids," which will be released by SPV later this year.

"It isn't totally unexpected," Campbell says, noting that the band had a song on the "SpongeBob Squarepants Movie" soundtrack.

Why record such an album now?

"Have you heard most kids' music these days?" Lemmy asks, hefting his glass. "It's fuckin' terrible. 'Ooh' this and 'lala' that. We'll fix 'em some real rock 'n' roll."

And real rock 'n' roll is what you get on the tracks that were played for music journalists. On the rollicking "Monster in my Closet," Lemmy hollers "Don't want no sandman muckin' up my dreams/Don't want to boogeyman givin' me the screams" over a solid wall million-mph bass and guitar. Other tunes played were the seemingly innocent "Take Me Home to Meet Your Mama" and "No One Here (But Me And The Babysitter)."

"Just because it's for kids doesn't mean that we can't do the same things we do instrumentally on all the other albums," says Dee, whose double-bass drum part on "We All Scream (For Ice Cream)" is the first thing you'll hear on the album.

Does this mean Motorhead will hit the teen tour circuit with acts like the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus?

"I'm not sure they'd survive it," Lemmy says with a chuckle.

The complete track listing for "Motorkids" is:

1. We All Scream (For Ice Cream)
2. Fingernails On The Blackboard
3. Take Me Home To Meet Your Mama
4. Push You Around On The Playground
5. Monster In My Closet
6. I Ate The Dog's Homework
7. No One Here (But Me And The Babysitter)
8. Things I Do When Mommy's Not Around
9. I Wanna Be The Teacher's Pet
10. Hops, Scotch

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1. cgd5150 writes:

outstanding!
I have been obsessing over the updates waiting for good April Fools stories.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. utoad9 writes:

Hilarious! Damn! I just peed my pants... Great song titles... What's next?...an opening slot on the next Wiggles world tour?

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. americanpatriot1 writes:

Funny thing is, that would probably do better than people expect.

NP: As I Lay Dying= Through Struggle

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Red writes:

That's the best fake news so far....LOFFFFFFFFL

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. That_One_Guy writes:

LMAO! I just can't imagine Lemmy doing that, lol.

I've been waiting a whole year for these.

Now playing: Dimmu Borgir - "Mourning Palace"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

great one

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Anubiz writes:

Awesome! This is great news XD

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Hell, I'd buy it!

Now playing: House Of Pain - Put Ya Head Out

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. That_One_Guy writes:

Actually, "No One Here (But Me and the Babysitter)" sounds like it would be a pretty badass song, lol. Not for children though!

Now playing: The Faceless - "The Ancient Covenant"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blackheart*915 writes:

nice! what else are you guys up 2 ?!
you guys got some great f***en ideas!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Skylark writes:

hahaha that's great!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. XWigglesX writes:

This is my favorite. Holy sh** that's funny!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. GORECUNT writes:

Am I the only one here that can honestly say that if this was real, I'd actually want said album for my kids (whenever I have some)?

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XWigglesX writes:

No man my kids would be listening to this. Mind you they'd be listening to my music anyway because I always have a disc spinning.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. goatlady writes:

"Hops, scotch" - CLASSIC :D
I would totally buy that album.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I'd make my kids listen to Brain Drill and Cannibal corpse from day one, so that I'll never have to worry about what they listen to. No matter what music or language their friends show them, I've already given them worse. I'll be a great parent.

I would totally f***in buy this album, but not for my kids that I dont have, but for me. Motorhead is fantastic no matter which demographic youre trying to push them to, and I could listen to Lemmy' garbled guttural gobbledegook until the end of...the album, I'm not that crazy.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. gutterballz writes:

"I am the one....kinder-gar-ten..."

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. EdgeoftheWorld writes:

Is it sad that I actually wrote lyrics for the chorus of "No One Here (But Me And The Babysitter)" in writing this up? For those of you who are curious, the chorus is:

No one here but me and the babysitter,
I'm a real bad boy and I ain't no quitter
She's so fun to play with
And mama never knows just what I get away with ...

# Apr 2, 2009 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

EdgeoftheWorld: I like the lyrics... You may have missed your calling. lol.

# Apr 3, 2009 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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