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Old 08-03-13, 01:31 AM
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MOTÖRHEAD's WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Cut Short Due To Lemmy's Health

MOTÖRHEAD was forced to end its performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany earlier today (Friday, August 2) after only six songs due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister's health.

According to people attending the concert, MOTÖRHEAD spent less than half an hour on stage — 45 minutes less than scheduled — including drawn-out pauses between tracks and an unusually early solo spot, presumably to allow Lemmy enough time to gather his strength to perform.

After MOTÖRHEAD left the stage, Wacken Open Air co-founder Thomas Jensen announced to the shocked audience that the concert was over.

Bill Peters, host of the long-running "Metal On Metal" radio show and head of Auburn Records, was in the crowd during MOTÖRHEAD's set. He said: "[Lemmy] did not look or sound good at all and could not continue the set.

"Phil Campbell did a guitar solo before 'The Chase Is Better Than The Catch' while Lemmy left the stage. The solo ended but Lemmy did not return. There was eerie silence on the stage for several minutes. Lemmy came back to play one more song (my favorite MOTÖRHEAD song) but left the stage immediately after it ended. Wacken festival organizer Thomas Jensen came onstage and announced to the crowd he did not know what to do or say about a situation like this. It seemed very serious to me. Hopefully I am wrong."

MOTÖRHEAD played the following songs:

01. I Know How To Die
02. Damage Case
03. Stay Clean
04. Metropolis
05. Over The Top
06. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

A number of photos of MOTÖRHEAD's abbreviated performance at Wacken Open Air 2013 can be found at Rocknroll-Reporter.de.

MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour last month after Lemmy, suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy's latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

MOTÖRHEAD's new album, "Aftershock", will be released in the fall. The follow-up to 2010's "The Wörld Is Yours" was recorded at Maple Sound Studios in Santa Ana, California with longtime producer Cameron Webb.
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Re: MOTÖRHEAD's WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Cut Short Due To Lemmy's Health

I hope the guy gets better. He's had such a crazy life, and hasn't taken care of himself at all. This doesn't surprise me a whole lot, but damn, I've never been able to see Motorhead live. Every show in Denver, aside from the Mayhem Fest, Motorhead has cancelled.
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My awesomely epic Lemmy isn't dead tribute poem

Lemmy's getting better
and it makes me glad
If he had died
I would have been sad

Escaping shackles of death
like a rockin' Houdini
He's alive, not dead
like James Gandolfini

Lemmy has warts
on his face and his dick
Neither of which
you could pay me to lick

He was born in England
way across the sea
A groupie gave him V.D.
and it hurt when he'd pee

He plays bass guitar
with his fingers and pick
He never slept with Keith Richards
or even with Mick

Lemmy played in a band
with Fast Eddie Clarke
and he sleeps with a night light on
'cause he's afraid of the dark

He collects Nazi memorabilia
but he swears he's not racist
In a band called Motorhead
He's the singer and bassist

His band started out
as a Metal power trio
They played lots of songs
but not ’O Sole Mio

Lemmy is old
but he's not dead yet
Unlike Bruce Dickinson
he can't pilot a jet

Lemmy has always
been a big Beatles fan
He once sucked off John Lennon
for warm beer in a can

That last part I made up
That's called an embellishment
I guess I'll end this poem now
'cause nothing rhymes with embellishment

The End.
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(not mine)

He’s so bad baby
He don’t care you think Daisy
Dukes are overkill

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