MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon.
MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon on June 16. Female metal group GIRLSCHOOL will also be on the bill. Frontman Lemmy told ABC ePrep that the rest of the lineup is still tentative, although he'd like British metal band SAXON to be on the bill.
As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD's legendary "Ace of Spades" LP is the focus of Eagle Entertainment's latest installment of its "Classic Album" DVD series. Released on Tuesday (March 22), "Ace of Spades: Classic Album" sees bandmembers Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor talking candidly about the writing and recording of the album and the goings on inside the MOTÖRHEAD camp at the time. Watch "Fast" Eddie as he demonstrates how the riff for "Ace of Spades" came about, and see the trio (with the help of modern technology) together on the same stage once again. Each song on the album is discussed and tales from the studio/road are remembered. Bonus material consists of live instrumental versions of "(We Are) The Road Crew" and "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch", performed exclusively for the DVD, and "A Piece Of Lemmy's Mind" interview from Hollywood's Rainbow Room. Extended interviews with Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), Lars Ulrich (METALLICA) and Dave Brock (HAWKWIND) peek deeper into MOTÖRHEAD's songwriting process, the man that is Lemmy Kilmister and the story of how he was "relieved of his position" as bassist in HAWKIND. "Ace of Spades: Classic Album" has a list price of $14.98 and a total running time of 50 minutes plus bonus footage.