“We are Motorhead. We play rock.” Is what Motorhead frontman Lemmy told the 2013 Download Festival crowd in mid June. Not an uncommon statement for the well respected musician. However it may be a while before another crowd hears those words, as Motorhead have cancelled the rest of their summer tour due to Lemmys ill health..
During the Download set, Lemmy invited onstage an old comrade. Drummer Phil (Philthy Animal) Taylor also looked less than well. A long time social drinker, the ex band member has been out of the limelight for a good many years
Motorheads 21st studio album Aftershock is due for release in September 2013, but this may be the beginning of the end for the band on a live level.
Lemmy was visibly shaking and had a wax like complexion at the bands 2012 appearance at the Mountain View Amphitheater in July 2012.
Maybe a good stint of R n R will help….and Rock n Roll is not what is meant!