By Martin Popoff and "Metal" Tim Henderson
In celebration of MOTÖRHEAD’s cannonating new slab Aftershock, BraveWords has decided to serve up a primer and reminder as to the 20 most shocking events in the life of Lem and Co! Conflate them, debate them... we’re presenting them in countdown form, until the day of quake, namely the record’s release date, October 22nd. So read on and soak in all the gruesome glory and historical heavy metal!
#11 - Lemmy shocks the metal community and moves to LA in 1990. Answering accusations of forsaking England, he explains that essentially, England had forsaken Motörhead, implying that the band couldn’t get good gigs there, record sales were scant and that the press had turned on him. Bottom line, Lem felt he needed to shake things up, and shake he did, his estrangement causing the slow dissolution of the transitional lineups at the time.
Motörhead’s 20 Most Earthquaking Aftershocks
- Motörhead's "dirty, biker-mad, speed-freaked" debut album.
- No Sleep 'til you own this album!
- HAWKWIND Gives Lemmy the boot and Motörhead is born.
- 'Metal On Metal' meets Motörhead?
- Die you bastards!
- Lessons in labels.
- Lemmy goes rockabilly!
- Don't' live next door to Motörhead!
- Robbo's fashion sense.
- Lemmy leaves England!