Like Keith Richards before him, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead is a fine example of a prolonged life due to rock ’n’ roll excess. Though he’s had a few health-related setbacks recently, make no mistake about it – after the bomb drops, the only living creatures besides the cockroaches will be Keith and Lemmy, probably sharing a bottle of Jack and having a laugh.
Motörhead are still an active unit, and they’re still shredding up eardrums wherever they play. One of the loudest bands on the planet, Motörhead are not for the faint of heart. Hear for yourself when they play Emo’s on Tuesday, Sept. 1, along with Saxon and Crobot.
Lemmy and the boys have a new album due out on Friday, Aug. 28, titled Black Magic. Speaking of Keith Richards, the album features a spot-on cover of the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” Lemmy may have switched from whiskey to vodka some time ago, but his voice is as gravely as ever, thankfully.
Like Motörhead, Saxon were pioneers of the famed New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Featuring shrill vocals, galloping guitar riffs and thunderous drums, Saxon were a huge influence on everyone from Iron Maiden to Metallica to Queens of the Stone Age. Original vocalist Biff Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are still very much in the group, a rarity these days when it comes to legendary metal bands.
Emo’s is located at 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38 in advance and $41 day of. To purchase advance tickets online, visit Emo’s website here.