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Motorhead in the Studio Working on New Album

Motorhead Music If you’re not pumped for Motorhead ‘s new album, we suggest you check your pulse. Just in case you need an extra jolt to keep you on the edge of your seat, a photo has surfaced of frontman Lemmy Kilmister laying down some bass tracks in the studio for Motorhead’s follow-up album to 2010′s ‘The Wörld Is Yours.’ Motorhead are settled in the studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb for the band’s next album, which is expected to drop this summer. BraveWords recently spoke with Lemmy Kilmister to talk about Motorhead’s 21st studio album. “We’ve got 11 songs so far,” says Kilmister. “I’m just writing words to them at the moment, and putting bass and vocals on the tracks. So we’ll see – it will take a little while. It’s going all right though. I did two tracks yesterday.” Some confirmed song titles for the new Motorhead album include ‘Outsider’ and ‘Silence When You Speak to Me,’ As for the release date, Kilmister comments, “We’ve got to get it out by the end of summer.” So there you have it! Motorhead’s 21st studio album will see the light of day during the warmth of summer! Grab your Motorhead headphones , double-fist some Motorhead Shiraz along with a Bastards Lager and get ready for some new material from the rock ‘n’ roll legends. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/best-motorhead-songs/” title=”10 Best Motorhead Songs” align=”center”]

2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards To Honor Metallica, Rob Zombie + Tony Iommi

Theo Wargo / Michael Loccisano / Paul Kane, Getty Images The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event’s biggest ceremony to date, as Metallica , Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year’s Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica. Metallica have been chosen to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, joining such past honorees as Rush , Motley Crue , Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne . Drummer Lars Ulrich stated, “Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Motley Crue. I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond f—ing cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year’s event.” The Golden God award, given to an honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will be presented to Rob Zombie this year. “What can I say?,” said Zombie. “It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons . Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.” The timing of the ceremony will also work well for Zombie, who also used the opportunity to announce that his next album, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ will drop April 23, followed by the release of his ‘Lords of Salem’ film on April 26. The night’s other major honoree, Black Sabbath ‘s Tony Iommi, will be adding the Riff Lord award to his mantelpiece. Iommi says, “What a great honor to receive the Golden Gods Riff Lord Award for 2013, especially with our new Sabbath album coming out. I hope there will be some new favorite riffs in these songs.” Last year’s winner of the Riff Lord honor was Slash . The evening will also feature performances from Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch , Anthrax , Stone Sour , Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm , with more acts expected to be added in the coming weeks. Fans can currently vote in 11 other categories (listed below) at goldengodsawards.com . Tickets for the show, which will once again be hosted by Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho , can be purchased here . The event will broadcast live on AXS TV, and also via Xbox Live and Facebook. Rockers Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will host the red carpet event prior to the ceremony. In related news, the first-ever “Revolver Road to the Golden Gods Tour” was announced along with the naming of the nominees. Stone Sour and In This Moment will team up for the run, which launches in March and runs up to the Golden Gods ceremony in May. The itinerary will be revealed shortly. 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show Nominees: BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo) • Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) • Alex Lifeson (Rush) • Misha Mansoor (Periphery) • Brendon Small (Dethklok) • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop • Abe Cunningham (Deftones) • Mario Duplantier (Gojira) • Arejay Hale (Halestorm) • Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament) • Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) • Neil Peart (Rush) PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill) • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo) • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) • Geddy Lee (Rush) • Jason Newsted (Newsted) • Sergio Vega (Deftones) BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink • Phil Anselmo (Down & solo) • Maria Brink (In This Moment) • Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) • Chino Moreno (Deftones) • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot) BEST NEW TALENT • Device • Ghost • Kvelertak • Miss May I • Of Mice & Men • Young Guns MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records • Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL) • Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing) • Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC) • Triple H (WWE wrestling) • Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding) • CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB) BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom • Anthrax • Five Finger Death Punch • Hatebreed • Lamb of God • Slipknot • Volbeat COMEBACK OF THE YEAR • Aerosmith • The Darkness • Quicksand • Refused • Soundgarden • Tenacious D SONG OF THE YEAR • Asking Alexandria, ‘Run Free’ • Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ • Black Veil Brides, ‘In The End’ • Dethklok, ‘I Ejaculate Fire’ • Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ • In This Moment, ‘Blood’ MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE • Black Label Society • Black Veil Brides • A Day To Remember • HIM • Rammstein • Slipknot ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification • Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ • Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ • Halestorm, ‘The Strange Case of…’ • Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’ • Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’ • Stone Sour, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1′ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/metallica-unveil-3d-movie-title-release-plans/” title=”Next: Metallica Discuss 3D Film Plans” align=”center”]

Lemmy Kilmister Brings Motorheadphones to U.S., Slams ‘Beats’ Headphones

Motorheadphones.com Now that the world’s loudest band has released their own signature brand of headphones, Motorhead are looking to take down rapper Dr. Dre and his ‘Beats’ empire. Frontman  Lemmy Kilmister himself presented the new headphones this week in Las Vegas at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Along with introducing the headphones, Lemmy offered some priceless quotes while answering questions at a Motorheadphones press conference. Motorheadphones brand manager Andres Nicklassen describes what make the new product different from the various headphones released by hip-hop musicians. The main difference is that Motorheadphones are engineered to focus on mid-range sounds, rather than Beats headphones and the like, which are more about the bass. Nicklassen went as far to say that Beats “takes the soul out of rock,” after which Lemmy compared the Beats experience to “listening through a towel.” Lemmy was full of dry British wit when interviewed by reporters: Reporter 1: “There’s a lot of lines of headphones; celebrity headphones…” Lemmy: “Oh, is there? I didn’t know.” Reporter 1: “So why are these different?” Lemmy: “Because they’re from Motorhead.” Reporter 1: “So is the sound quality different?” Lemmy: “These are for deaf people, you see. Our fans are deaf, remember?” Lemmy is exactly right when he says that Motorheadphones are for deaf people, as the speakers are 6-10 times more powerful than a standard set of headphones. “These new headphones are not like the weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot, skinny sounding little pieces of garbage out on the market today,” says Lemmy. “We designed these headphones to deliver everything louder than anything else and with the sort of range, clarity and TRUE rock reproduction you’d expect from a band of warriors like us.” Meanwhile, Lemmy took some time to mess with some additional reporters: Reporter 2: “When you were developing this did you listen to a lot of your music when you were playing it back and make sure they sounded the way you wanted them to sound?” Lemmy: “I didn’t have a chance to do that, but we told them what to do with them … very specifically. And we threatened them with terrible violence if they didn’t get it right, so I’m sure they got it right.” Reporter 3: “Lemmy, do you like hip-hop?” Lemmy: “No.” Reporter 3: “Why are these headphones better than any headphones out there?” Lemmy: “Because we’ve said they are.” We’re sold! Motorheadphones come in various shapes and sizes and run anywhere from $49.99-$129.99. They are currently available in Europe, and will begin shipping in the United States in April. Check out Motorheadphones at its official website . Lemmy Kilmister Messes With Reporters at Motorheadphones Showcase ? [button href=”http://loudwire.com/robot-band-compressorhead-performance-motorhead-ace-of-spades/” title=”Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Played By Evil Robots” align=”center”]

Robot Band Compressorhead Bring the ‘Metal’ With Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’

YouTube Lemmy Kilmister may be an ageless wonder, but the Motorhead frontman need not worry about his band’s music surviving for the long haul. That’s because the robot band known as Compressorhead does a pretty nifty job of taking on the Motorhead classic ‘Ace of Spades.’ The mechanical outfit is not only quite adept at playing the hard-driving song, but one of the robots, guitarist Fingers, has the headbanging action down pat as well. However, watching Compressorhead play gives you newfound respect for Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, as it’s noticeable that the robot drummer Stickboy has a few more appendages to pull off what Dee normally does behind the kit. Compressorhead take their “metal” roots to heart, also covering such songs as AC/DC ‘s ‘TNT’ and Pantera ‘s ‘ Becoming ‘ as part of their repertoire. Drummer Stickboy previously performed at the 2008 Big Day Out festival in Australia and will return with the full robot group to be part of the 2013 Big Day Out bill . Watch Compressorhead Perform Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/robot-band-marilyn-manson-beautiful-people/” title=”Next: Watch Another Robot Band Cover Marilyn Manson’s ‘Beautiful People'” align=”center”]

New Species of Tarantula Named After Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Scientists love metal, it’s a fact. With the metal gods guiding his way, Brent E. Hendrixson, Ph.D. discovered a new species of tarantula in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. After Hendrixson uncovered the spider, he put down his guitar and wiped off his corpse paint, held the tarantula to the sky and let out a mighty roar. From that moment on, the species would be forever known as Aphonopelma Davemustainei, after Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine . Metal musicians have inspired the official scientific names of various new species in the 21st Century. In 2006, Dr. Mats E. Eriksson named a genus of extinct marine polycheaete annelid worm, Kalloprion Kilmisteri, was dedicated to Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister . This year, the same doctor discovered the jaws of an unclassified marine worm. In keeping with his heavy metal tradition, the marine worm was christened ‘ Kingnites Diamondi ‘ after legendary vocalist King Diamond . After learning of the new tarantula species which now bears his name, Dave Mustaine posted a picture of the spider on his Twitter page, sharing his excitement with his fans. How cool is this? I got my own tarantula named after me! Totally metal!!! twitter.com/DaveMustaine/s… — Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 12, 2012 There are currently more than 850 classified species of tarantula, although it is believed that there are at least double that amount in existence. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/2013-grammy-awards-best-hard-rock-metal-performance-nominees-anthrax-halestorm-iron-maiden-lamb-of-god-marilyn-manson-megadeth/” title=”Megadeth Nominated for 2013 Grammy Award” align=”center”]

Bassist of the Year – 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Although they can remain low-key, bassists are essential for holding down the rhythm section of a band. Despite a fewer amount of strings, there is something unique about watching or listening to a bassist shred with the same technical expertise as a guitarist. These low-end masters have helped define 2012 through their playing along with their songwriting abilities. Check out the nominees for Bassist of the Year and be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below: ? Alex Webster, Cannibal Corpse Original Cannibal Corpse member and longtime songwriting force Alex Webster delivered disgusting bass lines within the band’s 12th studio album, ‘Torture.’ Along with his prowess behind a bass, Webster penned tracks such as ‘Scourge of Iron’ and ‘Intestinal Crank’ for the ‘Torture’ album. ? Dan Briggs, Between the Buried and Me If you like your metal bassists to dance around lead parts and create complex polyrhythms, Dan Briggs delivers like few can. His lines can be heard throughout Between the Buried and Me ‘s ‘Parallax II: Future Sequence,’ proving to be one of metal’s most valuable rhythm musicians. ? D.D. Verni, Overkill Along with the thrash-tastic parts showcased by Overkill ‘s D.D. Verni, the bassist is also the primary songwriter for the band. Creating the foundation for every track on Overkill’s must-hear 2012 album, ‘The Electric Age,’ there would be no ‘Come and Get It’ or ‘Electric Rattlesnake’ without the legendary bassist. ? Eric Bass, Shinedown Your name is Eric Bass and you play the bass?! Get right outta town! In fact, the Shinedown bassist has also contributed backing vocals and piano for the band since 2008. Bass also boasts writing credits for tracks such as ‘Unity’ and ‘Enemies’ from Shinedown’s 2012 album, ‘Amaryllis.’ ? Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers There are few bassists more talented and beloved than Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band released ‘Look Around’ and ‘Brendan’s Death Song’ as singles this year, and although the band share writing credits for such tracks, there is no denying the massive contribution Flea has brought to the band. ? Frank Bello, Anthrax Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has led a stellar year in 2012. Along with headlining the second stage at this year’s Mayhem Festival, Bello took part in both the Los Angeles and New York City ‘Metal Masters’ clinics. ? Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead Is it of popular opinion that Lemmy Kilmister is, in fact, God. Looking past his divine birth, Lemmy is one hell of a bassist and frontman. Motorhead were one of the 2012 Mayhem Festival’s marquee acts, and the band rocked it like no others can. ? Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue As one of the most beloved hard rock bassists in history, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx saw success with the release of the single ‘Sex’ this year. Sixx also helped make Las Vegas history as Motley Crue completed a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a move that is quickly being adopted by bands such as Guns N’ Roses. ? Steve Harris, Iron Maiden / Solo Legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris embarked on the incredible ‘Maiden England’ tour in 2012, along with releasing his debut solo album, ‘British Lion.’ Harris is showing no signs of slowing down, and his presence has been heavily felt in 2012. ? Wolfgang Van Halen, Tremonti / Van Halen As the son of Eddie Van Halen, there are some monstrous expectations placed above your head when you choose to pursue music. Wolfgang Van Halen has been doing his father proud as a member of Van Halen, but stepping in at the last minute as the touring bassist for Mark Tremonti’s solo project was truly remarkable. Voting for the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards closes on Jan. 15 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite bassist wins! Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/drummer-of-the-year-2012-loudwire-music-awards/” title=”Next Category: Drummer of the Year” align=”center”] Get Notified When Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the daily Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of our full list of winners in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, as well as the top stories in rock and metal. Email

Musician Movie Cameos You May Have Missed

Fox / New Line / Lionsgate This entire feature is inspired by the simple reaction of, “Wait a minute, is that…?!” When you unexpectedly spot one of your favorite musicians in a movie, the inner nerd of a fan is instantly revealed. Spotlit cameos from metal gods such as Ozzy Osbourne or Ronnie James Dio are always incredible to see, but the more rewarding appearance is the one that only you catch while your friends remain oblivious. From small supporting roles to split-second materializations, we’ve compiled our all-time favorite Musician Movies Cameos That You May Have Missed. Did you miss one of music’s biggest names in one of your favorite films? We’ve teamed up with Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm to present a number of memorable musician cameos. Check them out by clicking below! [button href=”http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-musician-movie-cameos” title=”See the Musician Movie Cameos You May Have Missed” align=”center”]

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