I disagree with this "heavy metal" propaganda thing: "If there is no Motorhead than it wouldnt be Metallica or what ever..". You can have influence but it is your final decision if you want be musician or not. Motorhead is influenced from Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard like Lemmy said many times, and so what? My opinion is that this propaganda is used to put Motorhead in metal genre and they are not metal. They were made from style like Hawkwind and Pink Fairies and later they got their own style of rock n roll and not metal. So this vote is little bit funny, like you put Jimi Hendrix in group of people like Offspring, Green day etc... how stupid is that? We fans, are constantly pushed with Motorhead in this metal world and we don't belong there. Lemmy is our idol, we should follow Motorhead like rock n roll band, like Lemmy said Motorhead is. And fight against this metal propaganda to preserve a true picture of our beloved band Motorhead, like rock n roll band. So this voting is little bit you know.... We should boycott all this things where Motorhead is put together with metal genre if of course we want to share the same thinkin what Lemmy said about Motorhead. Rock n roll, and we should insist on this on the same extreme way like many metal fans insist that Motorhead is metal. No understanding of Motorhead music and talking against man (Lemmy) who made Motorhead music is unbelievable to me. We should fight for truth.
I back you 100% on this Blackadder. Motorhead is a Hard Rock N Roll band just like UFO, Gunslinger, Purple, Who, Zep and so on.
If there was a festival which the line up was bands like the above, ppl would travel from all over the world for it and it would not die like Sonisphere did.
And as for Metal fests (specially the ones in UK), it would make more sense to keep our home classic quality masters such as Priest, Saxon, Venom, Ozzy/Sabbath as headliners instead of over-promote newer US metal bands.
But yeah, back to the subject, superior Motorhead does not fit in other-genre fests specially when they are not headlining. If they teached the kids from other bands they should have the biggest names on the flyers.