MOTÖRHEAD Leader LEMMY Celebrates BW&BK Magazine’s 100th Anniversary; Never-Before-Seen Photos Released
December 27, 2016, a year ago
It’s a bittersweet affair.
We are in the middle of two Motörhead anniversaries; one celebratory, the other truly devastating! Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister's birthday (December 24th, 1945) and the one-year anniversary of his passing (December 28th, 2015 - he would’ve been 71 this year). BraveWords had the honour of having Lemmy build us a cake (he really did!!!) to celebrate the 100th issue of BW&BK Magazine. And given that it’s the ten-year anniversary of that issue dated December 2006 (R.I.P.), we thought it was an appropriate time to showcase the out-take photos from the baking and decorating session!
And here’s a bit of the editorial that ran in that issue:
BW&BK Joins The Metal Century Club!
Of course we new this day was coming ... and as I sit here typing, it's the same mad rush to get this bloody landmark issue to bed and behind us. Hitting #100 has been this heavy weight on our shoulders and now it's been lifted. Indeed, it's a celebration of metal, but akin to climbing Mount Everest. And we gotta first thank Motörhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister for putting in a few hours to decorate the cake (I'm not shitting you - I'm told Lemmy decorated this HIMSELF!) and putting together a nifty pictorial to help us light the candles and set the world on fire. Of course it's perfect timing, given that their blistering new album, Kiss Of Death, is assaulting the masses now in all it's glory. So hails to Lemmy, his assistant and Shelly Berggren, also Chip Ruggieri and Co. for making this happen. Our FIRST Motörhead main cover - long overdue as the entire BW&BK crew have followed the UK legends since day one. So CHEERS mates!
And for fans and collectors, we still have a few copies left of our 100th issue that also contained a miniaturized replica of our first issue, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles #1!!! More details at the BraveWords store here.
So check out our cool retrospective in honour of a musician that touched so many (metal) hearts!
“The iron horse rolls on and on and on” … a quote taken from Metallica’s new “Murder One” tribute to the man.
Long live Lemmy. You are terribly missed.