Friday, April 29, 2016

Motorhead: Lemmy tribute set for Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Surviving Motorhead members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will join Saxon on stage to play a special one-off set of Saxon and Motorhead classics in a unique Salute To Lemmy at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards show at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on June 13.

"Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band - as we did Motörhead - through ups and downs," says Saxon's Biff Byford. "We were touring with them when he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye."

The Motorhead founder passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 28 at the age of 70.

"The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are about more than those who we honour on the night," adds Metal Hammer Editor-In-Chief and Team Rock Executive Director Alexander Milas. "It's about letting the proverbial hair down and partying with the readers who've supported us for all these years, and the first act we're announcing for the night is sure to be emotional.

“A salute to Lemmy Kilmister with Saxon and Motӧrhead's surviving members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee is going to bring the house down, and means that June 13th will be one for the history books."

Metal Hammer have teamed up with Pinewood Live to film the event. Pinewood Live is part of the work-renowned Pinewood Studios, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year.

Tickets for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards are priced at just £6.66 and are on sale now.

Fans can win tickets to the event by voting for their favourites in several categories.

Motorhead will release a new live album, “Clean Your Clock”, on May 27.

The band were recorded over two shows at the Zenith in Munich, Germany last November on what turned out to be their final tour.

See also:

Scorpions hire Motorhead drummer for spring US tour
Motorhead to release live album from final tour
Motorhead: Hollywood Vampires perform Lemmy tribute at Grammys
Motorhead: Lemmy action figure to be reissued
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