Reporting Brian Ives
Motorhead is gearing up for the release of their 21st album, Aftershock, on October 22.
It’s been three long years since their last effort, The World Is Yours, and in that time, they’ve released two volumes of live material called The World Is Ours, and marketed themselves via their “Motorheadphones”–kind of a heavy metal, and lesser-known, version of the Beats By Dre product line–and the Motorhead Drinks Shop, where they sell their own brands of beer, vodka and various wines.
An impressive list, especially being that Lemmy is not in the best of health.
Over the summer Motorhead guitarist Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell told England’s Classic Rock magazine that Lemmy has been outfitted with a defibrillator to correct unspecified “heart problems.” After that, Lemmy suffered a hematoma– an internal swelling of blood. While bruises are not usually cause for concern, being over 60 (Lemmy is 67), along with other conditions like alcohol abuse, drug abuse and smoking make it harder to fight infection.
Last month, Motorhead attempted to play the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, but had to abbreviate their set due to Lemmy’s health, according to metal blog Blabbermouth.