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Motorhead: Lemmy cuts comeback show short | News | Classic Rock


Motorhead were forced to cut short their first show since frontman Lemmy spent several weeks in hospital, after he found himself too ill to deliver the full set.

Their Friday evening performance at Wacken Open Air in Germany ended at around the half-way mark, with the band having delivered six tracks in a style reported to be slower than usual.

Lemmy received medical attention at the beginning of July after suffering a haematoma (internal bleeding) and was ordered to rest by specialists. Bandmate Phil Campbell revealed to Classic Rock around the same time that the veteran bassist and vocalist, 67, had recently been fitted with a defibrillator to deal with heart problems.

Motorhead later cancelled the remaining shows of their European tour as a result of Lemmy’s health. He later thanked fans for their support then Campbell promised he was on the mend and would be back in action in time for the release of upcoming album Aftershock.

But their Wacken set ended after around 30 minutes, instead of the scheduled 75 minutes.

They performed five songs with unusually long breaks in between. Metal Talk say Lemmy told the crowd: “I’ve been ill recently; I’ve come to play some rock’n'roll and **** myself even more.” He then left the stage while Campbell played a guitar solo. Witnesses report an “eerie silence” after that, then Lemmy returned for one more song before walking off again.

Wacken boss Thomas Jensen then appeared and told the crowd Motorhead would not be returning, adding he didn’t know what to say about the situation.

Doro Pesch told the festival crowd during her later set that the rock icon was doing “just fine,” while Campbell guested with her band on a cover of Judas Priest’s Breaking The Law. Lemmy’s former band Hawkwind sent a message of support, saying: “Sending all of our love and positive thoughts ttonight. We love you man… take it easy!”

Ahead of the festival the band had said in a statement: “In the face of cancellation reports and other gossip, Motorhead is delighted to announce it will headline Germany’s Wacken Festival for 85,000 fans. The band look forward to comprehensively kicking everyone’s ass, just as they always do.” They did not offer an updated statement following events in Germany, but updated their Facebook cover photo to an image of the band, backs to the camera, applauding a large festival audience.

The three-piece are due to commence a European tour in November, including a series of UK dates with Saxon.
 

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and of course...some fkn arseholes with twitter accounts said Lemmy had died...far from it according to the great man and Phil Campbell
 

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Lemmy's appetite for all things is legendary and it's inevitable he will slow down one day. Hopefully this isn't serious and some rest will sort him out.

But his drinking, smoking and wenching are part of his personae now and I don't see him ever giving them up voluntarily.:nw:
 

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I can't ever seeing him stopping his lifestyle, though at this point he should. He said that he can't sing without smoking as this is what gives it the 'ol Lemmy kick in the pants. But if he wants to live longer maybe just toss out the ciggies , retire, live and enjoy life and say...wow what a run.
 

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^^Lemmy sings...I've always considered him to be croaking/wheezing more than singing. :heheh:

Not a Motorhead fan and never will be even though I respect a band with their legacy and dedication to their craft.
 

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Motorhead icon Lemmy has been advised to retire, he admitted soon before cutting short the band’s performance at Wacken on Friday. BraveWords report that he told the crowd that experts had told him to quit, but added: “We’ll have to see about that.” Meanwhile, Slash paid a visit to Lemmy yesterday and tweeted: “He’s doing well. There’s been a lot of rumours but he’s in good shape, and finishing Motorhead record now.”
 

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well...just maybe he should pull the pin on live stuff...and just do albums...as for retiring, I doubt he would be in the financial position would he...royalties cant pay that much
 

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^^Depends on the deal you signed with the label and your management team, some artists can live a very comfortable life off the residuals they receive. Some stars like Elton John simply go on a massive tour to fill the bank account again, his spending habits are the stuff of legend.

I don't know enough about Lemmy to even guess how he's situated when it comes to money for his "golden years".
 

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