A top class and authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motörhead.
Motörheadache is a three piece tribute to Lemmy's musical career with Motörhead from 1975 to 2015. Set up by lifelong Motörhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker bass and vocals, Rob captures the essence of Lemmy in voice, stage clothes and his grinding mid-range bass sound.
As Lemmy Kidderminster, Rob plays a custom built Rickenbastard made my Lemmy’s own luthier, which is fitted with the pickups and tuners removed from Lemmy’s own Rickenbastard when it was serviced. Rob also has a custom Lemmy ‘Murder One’ Marshall Super Bass wired to the same specification as Lemmy’s and two Marshall 4x15 cabs with 4x12 cabs either side of the stage.
The line-up also features Al Leach on guitar and ‘Dirty’ Dave Nutter on drums with some ‘dep’ drummers and guitarists to help out with the busy touring schedule.
Motörheadache toured the UK extensively in 2016 and embarked on its new UK & European tour on 21st January 2017 with over 60 dates in the diary including large summer festivals such as Hard Rock Hell Road Trip 2017 in Ibiza, Rocker’s Reunited Lindos 2017 Festival in Greece and various biker rallys such as Pentrich Rock and Blues, Yorkshire Rock and Bike Festival and Festwich in Manchester.
After some showcase gigs in O2 Academy venues in Glasgow, Newcastle and London later in the year as part of the band’s “The Curse Still Rings True” tour, in January 2018 Motörheadache will headline at the Lemmy Dutch Memorial concert in Amsterdam
The main body of the Motörheadache’s set list comprises a large number of songs from Motörhead’s Fast Eddie Clarke era, regarded by many Motörheadbangers as the classic era from 1975 to 1982. Songs include “Ace of Spades”, “Bomber”, “Overkill”, “Iron Fist”, “The Hammer”, “Damage Case” and the thunderous “Motörhead” - the last song Lemmy wrote for Hawkwind and the one that gave his new band its name.
Motörheadache also play material written by Motörhead from 1983 through to 2015. From Brian Robertson’s short stint in1983, to the re-launch in 1984 of Motörhead as a four piece with Wurzel and Phil Campbell on guitars and finally, the longstanding Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee era from 1995 to 2015.
Songs from this period include “Killed by Death”, “In the Name of Tragedy”, “Sacrifice”, “Ramones” and “Burner”. Motörheadache also performs “Victory or Die” from Motörhead’s last studio outing, “Bad Magic” – a song that Lemmy and Motörhead never got the chance to play live in the UK with the cancellation of Motörhead’s 2016 UK tour.
Motörheadache is proud to help keep alive the music of Motörhead by playing gigs all over the UK and Europe and invites Motörhead fans to celebrate the life and work of a rock icon and legend, Mr Lemmy Kilmister.