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Motorhead Announces US Tour Dates

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The Motörhead legend roars on in 2004 with the unleashing of the new studio album "Inferno.'" U.S. tour dates are now scheduled to promote this Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records release. It's the first album of new, skin-peeling material from vocalist/bassist Lemmy, guitarist Philip Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee since 2002's "Hammered" and it's the first Motörhead release since last year's critically acclaimed, five-disc, career-spanning box set "Stone Deaf Forever."

Guitar legend Steve Vai makes a guest appearance on two tracks.

"Inferno" is an appropriate title for Motorhead's latest skull-grinding, internal-organ-liquefying album. The 12 tracks are: "Terminal Show," "Killers," "In the Name of Tragedy," "Suicide," "Life's a Bitch," "Down on Me," "In the Black," "Fight," "In the Year of the Wolf," "Keys to the Kingdom," "Smiling Like a Killer" and "Whorehouse Blues."

"Inferno" is an enhanced CD. The enhancement allows fans to sign up for Motörhead Internet service at www.motorheadrules.com.

"This album is real musicians playing real music. There were no rules," Lemmy says.

It's not easy for the hard-living, fun-loving rock icon to pick out favorites on "Inferno." Every song is special and important. "Music is very personal. It's just like sex in that way," says Lemmy.

Vai's blazing guitar performances on "Terminal Show" and "Down on Me" were the result of a casual social encounter with Lemmy at the famous Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood.

"I was going in and he was coming out and we ran into each other. I told him we were recording and invited him down to sit in. He took me up on the offer," Lemmy says.

Motörhead has a distinctive musical style -- nobody grinds out a furious rock 'n' roll hybrid of heavy metal and punk like this band. But Lemmy always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and Motörhead albums tend to have a song or two that veer away from their trademark sound. On 'Inferno' the honor belongs to the slinky "Whorehouse Blues," appropriately drenched in bluesy acoustic guitar and harmonica. "I like to surprise people," says Lemmy.

Motörhead's colorful history is well known. Lemmy -- born Ian Kilmister -- was a former roadie for Jimi Hendrix and eventually joined the space-rock band Hawkwind. Lemmy sang Hawkwind's big 1972 U.K. hit "Silver Machine." Upon exiting Hawkwind after four years, he formed Motörhead in 1975, naming the group after the last song he wrote for Hawkwind.

Motörhead's aggressive, uncompromising, balls-out musical style (and personal lifestyle philosophy) shook the music world. Let's be blunt here: Motörhead invented speed metal. But the great thing about Motörhead is that they appealed to both punks and head-banging metalheads.

"We sounded like punk but looked like metal. I always felt we were more punk than metal anyway. I call it rock 'n' roll, but if I had to go down one side or the other I'd say we had more in common with punk than we have in common with heavy metal. We came out at the same time as the punks," Lemmy says.

The band's self-titled official debut album was released in 1977. Motörhead quickly built a rabid following through killer live shows and albums that were able to translate that power. 1981's legendary live album "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith" rocketed to # 1 on the U.K. album charts. Another notable album in Motörhead's canon is 1991's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "1916," which was nominated for Best Metal Performance. Motörhead earned a second Grammy nomination in 2000 for Best Metal Performance with a tribute to Metallica's "Enter Sandman" on the "ECW: Extreme Music" album.

As a live act, Motörhead is untouchable. Few scenes in heavy metal match Lemmy on stage -- standing his ground, head tilted slightly upward as he growls ferociously into his microphone and unleashes thunder from his Rickenbacker. Campbell's screaming sonic overload guitar completes the roaring string section, while Dee, surely one of the most inventive and brutal drummers you ever heard, drives along like a locomotive. Live, and on CD and on video, there is no one like them.

Ashes and rubble will be left in Lemmy, Campbell and Dee's wake on this U.S. trek.
09/10 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09/11 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
09/12 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
09/14 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
09/17 Austin, TX @ Backroom
09/18 Houston, TX @ Meridian
09/19 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
09/21 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/03 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/05 Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
10/06 New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
10/08 New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
10/09 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

Band: http://www.imotorhead.com
Label: http://www.sanctuaryrecordsgroup.com

Source: Metal Rules

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1. MarineChick007 writes:

LEMMY KILMISTER ROCKS!!!!!

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2. brad writes:

wwwwooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. OH FUCKING NO writes:

COME TO OHIO MOTORHEAD U f***ING RULE

# Aug 25, 2004 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MarineChick007 writes:

i'm so happy!! i'm going to the 9/21 date!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 25, 2004 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RAL writes:

Hells kilt yeah. I got my ticket months ago. Lemmy, Mikkey and Phil, I will see you motherfuks in Anaheim and that will mark the end of my hearing. In LEMMY we trust.

# Aug 25, 2004 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MarineChick007 writes:

and not just your hearing, it will mark the end of milions, thousands even, of peoples hearing. me being one of them.

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7. Muffy writes:

lemmy is the govenor

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8. ryan writes:

f*** LEMMY!

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. slutty whore writes:

That b****-ass white boy Lemmy ain't payin me no child support, now that little nigga's like 19 years old, an' I can't get no cash outta that lazy a$$hole anymo'. Mothaf***a damn near lost his mind comin' back to this town. I'll take that nigga out, b****!

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10. KMADD writes:

So your from Shytown huh Marine chick sister!

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11. brokenwings13 writes:

could be from houston too. i don't know.
this tour is gonna be great though.

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KMADD writes:

Damn Motorhead needs a fukkin Indianapolis date but i live in clear channel hell so i doubt that happens, seen them twice and they killed!!!!!

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13. brad writes:

ryan likes gavins p***s

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14. brad writes:

ryan likes gavins p***s

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15. MarineChick007 writes:

yeh i'm from and in Chicago. what's it to you?

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brad writes:

chicago sucks

# Aug 26, 2004 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. MarineChick007 writes:

Chicago doesn't suck, you're just jealous because you're stuck in texas!
i'm not giving you a good list of restaurants to go eat at because i know a ton of them, only the ones that garauntee a lifetime of diarrhea! :P

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18. ryan writes:

f*** LEMMY!

# Aug 27, 2004 @ 2:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. b-shaw writes:

f*** ryan
motorhead rips major f***in tits

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20. brad writes:

ryan rips major tits. and texas sucks. and chicago sucks.

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21. brad writes:

actually he really doesnt rip tits

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22. brokenwings13 writes:

ryan, you and muffy need to go and die.

# Aug 27, 2004 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brad writes:

muffy needs to die. ryan needs to be buried alive with her.

# Aug 27, 2004 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brad writes:

because he likes the foo fighters

# Aug 27, 2004 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brokenwings13 writes:

hahaha!!
i think they should pull a romeo and juliet.
i know where to find poison.

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26. Muffy writes:

how many d***s have u sucked bradly?

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KMADD writes:

Probably none. But I bet you had sucked plenty for meth money!

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MarineChick007 writes:

nice KMADD, some hair of the dog that bit you muffy.

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. MarineChick007 writes:

though if a dog bit you muffy it might get rabies

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brokenwings13 writes:

and how is that a bad thing??

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. MarineChick007 writes:

the poor little doggie might get rabies from muffy, do you want the little doggie to die?

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. brokenwings13 writes:

no, i like dogs, i just meant that the one who gives the rabies dies sooner.
did you ever hear of louis pastuer??

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. MarineChick007 writes:

yes, pastuerization. milk and stuff. he also did experiments on dogs about rabies, but i'm not so us muffy is a mammal.

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34. MareineChick007 writes:

that's supposed to be not so sure muffy is a mammal.

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35. brokenwings13 writes:

there's a point i never considered. but what is muffy then? can't be frankenstien's
monster. i don't think dr. frankenstein was capable of making something like muffy,
i don't think anyone on this planet is, muffy would have had to come from another
galaxy, not ours because i think we would have alien bombed her home by now.

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36. MarineChick007 writes:

you know i don't think aliens landed, they are way too intellegent to want to hang out with us.

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37. brad writes:

i think muffy is "dubya"

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38. brokenwings13 writes:

now brad, do you really think that the president id posting in a little old
metal forum?? i think he would be a little preoccupied and maybe, just
maybe, muffy isn't dubya and muffy is donald rumsfeld!

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39. brad writes:

since when has dubya been busy

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40. MarineChick007 writes:

the RNC.

# Sep 7, 2004 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. brad writes:

did you watch that guy talk


it was like watching the special olympics

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42. brokenwings13 writes:

no, actually, watching john kerry talk is like watching the special olympics
because he stutters more than bush and he has had this botox stuff done
so his face looks all stiff and then it all of a sudden moves around and stops.
it's hilarious.

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43. KMADD writes:

Muffy is an inbred of all those creatures of the Ancient Ones from another dimension
and it's mouth is like a black holish vortex and might consume us all!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 22, 2004 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. MarineChick007 writes:

it's from Andromeda!! AAHHHH!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! IT'S KEVIN SORBO'S 12POUND BABY!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHH!!!! he's in cohoots with Muffy.

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45. brad writes:

kevin sorbo was the guy in that one movie


teen wolf

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46. KMADD writes:

I think that was Michael J Fox. Oh no take cover its Muffdromena!!!

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47. MarineChick007 writes:

that's funny sh** KMADD.
i thought kevin sorbo was "Hercules" or something weird like that.
i haven't seen teen wolf in about 5 years, so i don't remember who was in what.

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48. brad writes:

it was a joke


my humor is wasted on the likes of you

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49. KMADD writes:

Oh no! Muffys cloned itself there's too many! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 24, 2004 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. MarineChick007 writes:

oh no time to access my secret weapons stash! we must protect ourselves against the evil Muffy!!!

# Sep 24, 2004 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. KMADD writes:

Getting some ammo for my 16. Held off one attack. Oh shiit !!!! ITS BACK!!!!!

# Sep 24, 2004 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. KMADD writes:

Using an old LAW. Cool I held off another attack!

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