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!
#17 - After the departure of guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke in 1982 (we're certain his name will appear later in the countdown!), Lips from ANVIL is offered the hot-seat job of guitarist for Motörhead... and he turns it down (!), his sense of integrity rising to the fore, Lips not wishing to abandon the Anvil cause nor his lifelong buddy in metal, drummer Robb Reiner.
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?