Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bloatermog Writers' On The Radio: Rob Richardson hosts a Tuesday evening show called 'Write On' which is broadcast out of Portsmouth, (Hampshire, UK), on Express FM Radio every between 7 and 8pm.
Rob featured local Romantic Fiction author, friend and mentor, Pam Fudge, last Tuesday, and has invited me in for a chat in October. There to hear worldwide now thanks to the Internet, tune into the show on and I'll remind you later when I'm in the hot-seat.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Motorblog Metal Masters US Tour: Judas Priest - Heaven & Hell - Motorhead - Testament.
Typically, as soon as the fanzine gets mailed out, things change; below the final Tour Itinerary of 21 dates -
August 1st - City Market, Kansas, Missouri;
2nd - The Myth, St Paul, Minnesota;
6th - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey;
7th - Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Virginia;
9th - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey;
10th - Nikon at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York;
12th - Erie County Fair & Expo, Hamburg, New York - no Judas Priest;
13th - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario;
15th - Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts - Motorhead only;
16th - Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;
18th - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michegan;
19th - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois;
21st - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - no Heaven & Hell
22nd - Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas;
23rd - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, Texas;
24th - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, Texas;
26th - El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas;
27th - Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico;
28th - Cricket Wireless Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona;
30th - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino, California;
31st - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California;
Motorhead North America 2008 - The Volcom Tour - Motorhead, The Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr, Year Long Disaster.
September 2nd - House Of Blues, Anaheim, California;
3rd - House Of Blues, San Diego, California;
4th - House Of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada;
6th - The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado;
7th - Harrah's Voodoo, N. Kansas City, Missouri;
9th - The Pageant, St Louis, Missouri;
10th - Orpheum Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin;
12th - Myth, St Paul, Minnesota;
13th - The Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, Missouri;
14th - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio;
16th - Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec;
18th - Rams Head Live! Baltimore, Maryland;
19th - The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
20th - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY;
21st - Stone Pony Parking Lot, Ashbury Park, New Jersey
Two Dates Have Been Added To The UK Tour:-
October 31st + November 1st - The Ambassador, Dublin, Ireland.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Motorblog Fanzine 83: Went in the mailbox early AM today. It will not have travelled far but Monday AM should see it on its way to your doormat.

The Hamsters at Mr Kyps on Friday were knockout, they play Jimi Hendrix just like Jimi Hendrix, not in quite the same laid-back fashion as The Man, but close your eyes and he's there in front of you. They do a 'Hamster-Head' T-shirt, which is a mixture of the Motorhead War-Pig and (of course) a Hamster's head - quite fun.

The Petulant Labrador: Looking after him for a short time for our daughter. They say they're a man's best freind, but I'm not so sure. He's great with daughter's kids, can't fault him there, and there's not a stitch of aggression in him, but he's moody, rude, ignorant and often like a spoiled child. He tried the laying on the sofa / our bed routine, I pointed to the floor and told him "No!" He ignored me for 3 days and I'm still not on his Christmas Card list. He has a problem with his right knee, so when my wife plays ball with him he usually ends up limping. To help the problem she didn't play ball for 2 days, so he ignored both of us. Used to cats, as we were, who dig a hole and hide their waste, when he dumps it's more like a mini-roundabout appearing in the garden; and they say cat s**t smells? Dogs' makes your eyes water!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Motorblog Went to see Motorhead: tribute band, MotorKill at the local Mr Kyps venue on Saturday, they were great and well worth seeing. Amongst the knockout set-list were 'Sucker' and 'God Was Never On Your Side' which were both great to hear Live! Support was from local faves Voodoo Vegas

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Motorblog Tragedy At Motorhead Festival Date: MHB 2652, Oyvind Gilje from Norway emailed to say that at the Norway Rock Festival yesterday, July12th, a young couple died in a bus at the festival camp from carbon monoxide poisoning. "Disappointingly," says Oyvind, "Turbonegro cancelled their set in respect of the dead, but Motorherad did the opposite by Honouring the two fans with one hell of a show. But it was not a typical Motorhead show opening, the loudest band in the world started their set with a minute's silence. I have witnessed many a great Motorhead show, but this was by far the most special to me and, I suspect, to many others."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Motorblog Motorizer Final Running Order and Track Times:
Runaround Man 2.59.
(Teach You How To) Sing The Blues 3.07.
When The Eagle Screams 3.01.
Rock Out 3.53.
One Short Life 4.46.
Buried Alive 4.22.
English Rose 3.46.
Back On The Chain 3.43.
Heroes 3.58.
Time Is Right 3.42.
The Thousand Names Of God 4.09.
Motorblog Autumn European Tour Dates:
Nov 24th - 103, Tilberg, Netherlands.
Nov 25th - AB, Brussels, Belgium.
Nov 26th - Zenith, Paris, France.
Nov 28th - Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Nov 29th - Emslandhallen, Lingen, Germany.
Nov 30th - Pier 2, Bremen, Germany.
Dec 2nd - Stadhalle, Offenbach, Germany.
Dec 3rd - Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany.
Dec 5th - Messehalle, Dresden, Germany.
Dec 6th - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
Dec 7th - Zenith, Munich, Germany.
Dec 10th - Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dec 12th - Lofbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad, Sweden.
Dec 13th - Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dec 14th - Spektrum, Oslo, Norway.
Dec 16th - Jaahalli, Helsinki, Finland.

Motorizer Album Release Parties in Germany.
Aug 28th - Halford, Berlin.
Aug 29th - Rockfabrik, Augsberg.
Aug 29th - KuFa, Saarbrucken.
Aug 29th - Ballroom, Hamburg.
Aug 29th - Engelsburg, Erfurt.
Aug 29th - Labor, Hannover.
Aug 29th - Aladin, Bremen.
Aug 29th - Havanna, Lautern.
Aug 29th - Schutzenhaus, Lichtenau.
Aug 29th - W2, Weiden.
Aug 30th - Speakeasy, Frankfurt.
Aug 30th - Exil, Gottingen.
Aug 30th - Alter Schlachthof, Lingen.
Aug 30th - Matrix, Bochum.
Aug 30th - Moritzbasteri, Leipzig.
Aug 30th - Steinbruchtheater, Darmstadt.
Aug 30th - Rockfabrik, Nurnberg.
Aug 30th -Rockcafe, Cuxhaven.
Aug 30th - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg.
Aug 31st - Drukkammer, Koblenz.
Sep 5th - Shadow, Leverkusen.
Sep 12th - Trafostation, Viersen.

The whole of the 'Motorizer' album will be played at the release parties, and there will be competitions with exclusive 3-track CD's, exclusive T-shirts, Lemmy Action Figures and fans can grab posters, stickers and postcards.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Motorblog Motorhead Go Gold!: Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee were presented with a Golden Disc Award by their label, Steamhammer / SPV for the sales in Germany of 25,000 units for their DVD production '25 & Alive - Boneshaker.' The presentation took place on July 4th in Berlin at The Zitadelle, where Motorhead played in front of 5,000 fans with Rose Tattoo and Danko Jones.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Motorblog Kim's Girlschool Guitar! Your Very Best Offers, Please! Kim McAuliffe of Girlschool is putting her 1981 ESP guitar up for Auction to the Highest Bidder. Used both live and on the Girls' albums for 20 years, it is fully autographed by the member's of both Girlschool and Motorhead. Kim is Auctioning the guitar for the proceeds to go towards her local Air Ambulance and / or kitting out a kid's playground with some decent gear for them to play on or with; both very worthwhile causes. So, don't be tight, MAKE YOUR BEST OFFER - for more info click
And remember, guitars aren't cheap, and there's not another one autographed by Girlschool AND Motorhead; this is a VERY exclusive auction item so BIDS SHOULD BE REALISTIC!
Kim is keen to AVOID using EBay as deductions are made and she wants to make as much as possible for her Worthy Causes!
The Auction ends on September 4th, 2008.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bloatermog Joe Cocker Needed Some Help With His Words: MHB Tim Shockley sent this one through, and it's well worth a watch and is rather a good giggle