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Motörhead Day 2020 Celebrations Announced: ‘The 8th Of May, The 8th Of May!’

Get ready for Motörhead Day 2020, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ace Of Spades.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their Ace Of Spades album, Motörhead Day 2020 has been announced, with various band-related activities taking place on, ‘The 8th of May / The 8th of May!’

We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead,” say the band’s team. “Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard rock’n’roll with you all!”

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On the “loudest day of the year”, Motörhead are inviting fans to “join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else”, with the worldwide premiere of a new video, a unique Facebook and Instagram filter to Warpig your face, the release of limited-edition Road Crew merch (with a portion of the proceeds going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected by coronavirus), and the chance to raise a toast to the legendary rockers with the hashtag #8thofmay (preferably with Lemmy’s favourite drink, a Jack and coke).

Discussing the Ace Of Spades album artwork with Kerrang!, Lemmy said, “That sleeve was Phil’s idea, he thought of cowboys. I wouldn’t have gone for it, but everyone went, ‘Yeah, great idea’ and I was going, ‘That’s terrible – fucking John Wayne?!’ But it worked out really well. It was taken in a quarry near Barnet in London. And the sky’s real. It’s not touched up, it was that blue.”

As for his thoughts on the band? “We look metal, sound punk, and we play rock’n’roll.” Fuck yeah.

Be sure to get involved with Motörhead Day 2020 this Friday.

Posted on May 4th 2020, 6:12pm
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