White Line Fever

Author: Lemmy Kilmister,Janiss Garza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067103331X

Category: Heavy metal (Music)

Page: 306

View: 8829


Told with Lemmy's indomitable charisma and humour, this is the autobiography of a rock icon who over the past thirty years in the industry, has stayed true to his music, his fans and his pleasures. Lemmy was born Ian Fraser Kilmister in 1945, the son of a vicar who walked out on his mother when Lemmy was just three months old. Having been inspired to play the guitar by Chicks, Little Richard and Buddy Holly, Lemmy formed what would become the ultimate metal group in 1975 and christened them Motorhead. The group went on to embrace a rock-and-roll lifestyle fuelled by drink, drugs and women, and in the process released twenty-one albums and attracted a huge following. WHITE LINE FEVER is a truly headbanging tour through the last few decades of speedmetal, offering a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but highly entertaining trip with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

White Line Fever

Lemmy: The Autobiography

Author: Lemmy Kilmister

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4247


Lemmy’s name was synonymous with notorious excess. His blood would have killed another human being. This is the up-to-date story of the heaviest drinking, oversexed speedfreak in the music business who tragically passed away earlier this year. Lemmy had quickly outgrown his local bands in Wales, and tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, backstage touring with Jimi Hendrix, and his time with Hawkwind. In 1975 he went on to create speedmetal and form the legendary band Motörhead. Motörhead stand firm as conquerors of the rock world, their history spanning an insurrectionary forty years. While the Motörhead line-up saw many changes, Lemmy was always the soul of the machine. In the words of drummer Mikkey Dee, ‘Lemmy was Motörhead.’ White Line Fever has been completely updated post Lemmy’s untimely death in 2016, and offers all Motörhead fans who loved his music a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, highly entertaining ride with the frontman of (what was) the loudest rock band in history. A truly epic finale, and tribute, to Lemmy from those who loved him best.


The Definitive Biography

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409160289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4915


In 'The Ace of Spades', Motörhead's most famous song, Lemmy, the born-to-lose, live-to-win frontman of the band sang, 'I don't want to live forever'. Yet as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall, 'Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush...'. This is his strange but true story. Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beautifully told, LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY is the story of the only rock'n'roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold, while keeping the devil, as he put it, 'very close to my side'. From school days growing up in North Wales, to first finding fame in the mid-60s with the Rockin' Vicars; from being Jimi Hendrix's personal roadie ('I would score acid for him'), to leading Hawkwind to the top of the charts in 1972 with 'Silver Machine' ('I was fired for taking the wrong drugs'); from forming Motörhead ('I wanted to call the band Bastard but my manager wouldn't let me'), whose iconoclastic album NO SLEEP 'TIL HAMMERSMITH entered the UK charts at No. 1. Based on Mick's original interviews with Lemmy conducted over numerous years, along with the insights of those who knew him best - former band mates, friends, managers, fellow artists and record business insiders - this is an unputdownable story of one of Britain's greatest characters. As Lemmy once said of Wall, 'Mick Wall is one of the few rock writers in the world who can actually write and seems to know anything about rock music. I can and do talk to him for hours - poor bastard.' With the hard part of his journey now over, Lemmy is set to become a legend. LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY explains exactly how that came to be.

The Saga of Hawkwind

Author: Carol Clerk

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120174

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 6077


Hawkwind emerged in 1969 from Ladbroke Grove, the heartland of London’s counterculture, to become a ‘people’s band’ supported by bikers and hippies alike as they staged free gigs, benefits and protests and welcomed the involvement of any number of creative people – writers, poets, dancers – from within their community. They insisted upon all these things even with the Top Three success of 1972’s enduring anthem Silver Machine and the pioneering Space Ritual projects. They have had more line-up changes than their only remaining founder member Dave Brock, can remember. Motorhead’s Lemmy and legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker were just two of the musicians sacrificed along the way as the band went head to head with the police, customs, the taxman – and each other. With the memories of many of those who were there, this is the story of an extraordinary 35-year career, the music and the band, whose fans still loyally turn out for conventions and are rewarded with ‘private festivals’, set against a background of sex, drugs, madness, writs, rage and revenge.

Flop Idol

Author: Jonathan Maitland

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780743430258

Category: Music trade

Page: 251

View: 6226


On 1st May 2001, 40-year-old Jonathan Maitland decided to attempt to fulfil a lifetime's ambition. To this effect, he placed a £100 bet on himself with William Hill, at 50 to 1, that he would have a No 1 hit single in the music charts by the end of 2002. The only thing standing in his way was a complete lack of natural musical talent. This is the hilarious diary of his attempts to do just that. As well as being very funny, the tale of Jonathan and his 'heroically average' band also provides a fascinating insight into the state of the British music industry. Insiders such as Cliff Richard, Bob Geldof, the heads of A&R at Polydor & Sony, among many others, have given Jonathan the benefit of their full - and very frank - views.


Motörhead Albums, Motörhead Members, Motörhead Songs, Motörhead Video Albums, Lemmy, Louie Louie, Motörhead Extended Discography, Motörhead

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230635620


Page: 76

View: 4555


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 75. Chapters: Motorhead albums, Motorhead members, Motorhead songs, Motorhead video albums, Lemmy, Louie Louie, Motorhead extended discography, Motorhead discography, Ace of Spades, Eddie Clarke, God Save the Queen, List of Motorhead band members, Brian Robertson, Mikkey Dee, Larry Wallis, Iron Fist, Tommy Aldridge, Motorhead, Stand by Your Man, Overkill, Todd Youth, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, Bomber, Leaving Here, Another Perfect Day, Hoochie Coochie Man, Rock 'n' Roll, Inferno, Alan Burridge, Orgasmatron, Sacrifice, On Parole, Phil Campbell, The World Is Yours, Wurzel, Joe Petagno, Metal Masters Tour, Kiss of Death, Snake Bite Love, Motorizer, March or Die, Bastards, Hellraiser, Killed by Death, 1916, Overnight Sensation, Hammered, Headgirl, 25 & Alive Boneshaker, We Are Motorhead, R.A.M.O.N.E.S., Claw, The Birthday Party, Lucas Fox, Deaf Forever, The Best of Motorhead, No Class, Eat the Rich, The Black Leather Jacket, Born to Raise Hell, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, Stage Fright, The One to Sing the Blues, Pete Gill, Line in the Sand, Shine, 1916 Live...Everything Louder than Everything Else, White Line Fever, I Got Mine, Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me, I'm Your Witchdoctor, Skew Siskin, Tear Ya Down: The Rarities, Heart Full of Black. Excerpt: Motorhead (pronounced ) are a British rock band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band is often considered a precursor to or one of the earliest members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Usually a power trio, Motorhead had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep...

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 662


From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.