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Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012

Photos: Megadeth + Motorhead at the Tsongas Arena

Megadeth and Motorhead perform live at the Tsongas Arena on January 29, 2012.
January 29, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 03, 2012

Dirty money

As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
By AL DIAMON  |  August 05, 2011

Photos: Motorhead at the House of Blues

Motorhead perform live at the House of Blues, with Clutch and Valient Thorr, on March 1, 2011.
Motorhead + Clutch + Valient Thorr | House of Blues | March 1, 2011
By JOHN NIKOLAI  |  March 11, 2011

Motorhead announce world tour, remind us of Avalon's existence

Halloween tribute bands from Church to O'Brien's Pub rejoice! Motorhead are coming to town in March, and they're resurrecting the warm, sloshy memory of Lansdowne...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 28, 2010

Motörhead | The World Is Yours

The Myth of Lemmy is one of speedfreak exuberance fashioned into a lean, mean machine of blackened annihilation.
EMI (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 17, 2010

Crossword: ''Burns, Baby, Burns''

Crossword results: February 5, 2010
It's a growth industry.
By MATT JONES  |  February 05, 2010

Review: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest

AoK Suicide Forest, featuring Michael Anderson (Loverless, Johnny Cremains), David Joy (Sunrunner) and Leif Sherman Curtis (Moneycastasia, ex-Conifer), have only been around since last summer and have quickly honed their blend of '70s proto-metal, psyche
Music Seen: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest, live at Geno's, January 15
By DAN CLARK  |  January 22, 2010

Kill The Karaoke, featuring Trainwreck

Since its invention in Japan in the early ’70s, karaoke has become an international pastime.
At Empire Dine & Dance, Wednesdays @ 9 pm
By DAN CLARK  |  October 30, 2009

Brute forces

When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009

Review: Brütal Legend

The cover of Brütal Legend sports an interesting detail.
Brutal is one way to put it
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 16, 2009


Long way to the top

"I wanted longevity, even if it meant obscurity."
The belated glory of Anvil
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 24, 2009


In these unsettling times of geopolitical instability around the globe and economic chaos here at home, it’s nice to know that we can depend on Motörhead.
Motörizer | Steamhammer/SPV
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 02, 2008

At home away from home

“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
CSS take on the world — again
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes

Hall of justice

The Roundhouse in North London is a legendary chameleon of a venue.
Opeth live at the Roundhouse
By PATRICK CATES  |  January 07, 2008


Repackaged treasures

Repackaging music in box-set format and in newer, more-deluxe versions is a marketing ploy that’s been around at least since the dawn of the CD age.
The ongoing survival of the box set
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 11, 2007

Tricks and treats

Halloween has become a pleasant excuse for local rockers to don alter egos, transforming themselves in order to rock out as other bands.
A rock-and-roll dress-up party
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 30, 2007

Corleone turns 10

Ten years of doing anything these days has to be considered an unmitigated success.
Celebrating a decade of underground excavation
By BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2007

Chaos, control

There’s really no point in reviewing a show like this. 
Melt-Banana, Neptune, and Doomriders, Middle East Downstairs, June 11, 2007
By JON MEYER  |  June 13, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Music

Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

My house the music venue

Within weeks in either direction of me moving into my house, nearly every small, independent-minded concert venue in the city of Boston was shut down. So we decided to open up.
What it's like running a rock club out of your basement
By JOE BERNARDI  |  January 18, 2007

Men of mettle

Like three trolls in a speedboat, the men of Motörhead have hitched their age-old warty grievance against humanity to a roaring musical accelerant, and yet again they are writing heavy-metal history.
Another smackdown from Motörhead
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 03, 2006

On the racks: August 29, 2006

. . . plus Method Man, Motorhead, and Pete Yorn
Tego Calderon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006

Flashbacks: May 26, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .  
By EDITORIAL  |  May 24, 2006


The contenders

The ’06 edition of the WBRU Rock Hunt is upon us.
Meet the WBRURock Hunt semifinalists
By BOB GULLA  |  February 09, 2006

Raw power

On Blessed Black Wings you can hear the tolling of bong metal, the scream of hardcore punk, and the leathery flail of Motörhead — with monsters on top.
The hellfire roar of High on Fire
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 01, 2006