“Overkill” & “Bomber” LP unboxing

The 40th anniversary, vinyl editions of Overkill and Bomber are presented as deluxe, triple LP books that feature previously unseen photographs, original song lyrics, memorabilia and interviews with Motorhead co-conspirators from 1979. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside.

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Motorhead Aylesbury Gig Poster

Motorhead Live at Aylesbury

Overkill 40th Anniversary Deluxe 3 Album EditionBomber 40th Anniversary Deluxe 3 Album Edition

Motörhead proudly announce 40th anniversary deluxe editions of Overkill and Bomber



After several years of planning, Motörhead and BMG are delighted to announce the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release programme spanning the band’s career from the 70s, ‘80’s, 90’s, and beyond!

Kicking things off with the “Motörhead ‘79” campaign – which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the incredible “Overkill”, and “Bomber” albums with fantastic new deluxe editions, both as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP format; featuring previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and many unseen photos. Also, the ’79 campaign will see the release of the spectacular ultimate fan / collectors “1979” Box-Set. All 3 of these releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

The “1979” Box Set contains:

*Both the original Overkill and Bomber albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl created from the original master tapes

*Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 tours

*A 40-page period-accurate “music magazine” featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era

* The Rest of ’79 Vinyl, featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks

* No Class 7” single with gatefold art

* The Bomber tour programme

* Overkill sheet music book

* ’79 badge set

* All encased in black biker jacket box


By going through the band’s extensive private archives, to receiving the assistance of key people who were part of their ’79 circle of friends, crew, and accomplices – as well as consulting with super fans – all parties are immensely proud to show the level of detail and commitment which has gone into all 3 of the ’79 releases, and which will continue with future projects. It was always Lemmy’s demand to give the fans the very best possible in every respect, we believe we have achieved that with these reissues.

A further element of the ’79 box-set release is to offer Motörfans new, old and in-betweenish the full scope and context of how life was when these classics were being created. 1979 was a seismic year for many reasons, and both Overkill and Bomber were written, recorded and toured against a Great Britain dealing with strikes, Margaret Thatcher, football hooliganism plus Buggles and the Bee Gees!

And on the 9th March 1979, millions of unsuspecting viewers tuned into the BBC’s Top Of The Pops to witness the loudest, most raucous, dangerous and downright exciting band on earth perform the title track of their album Overkill.

A hybrid of punk, rock and heavy metal played with relentless, ear-curdling power, Motörhead were a force of nature propelled by bassist & vocalist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. The alchemy between these three outrageous and utterly immortal men was nothing short of life-changing for millions, and all three shared a wonderful “mad band of brothers” approach to life and music; there was no “off” switch and they became legends as a result. Overkill and Bomber are icons, brain-damagingly brilliant to the nth degree, and their enormous influence still reverberates through all genres of music to this day.

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Overkill 40th Anniversary Deluxe 2 CD EditionBomber 40th Anniversary Deluxe 2CD Edition

BMG would like to thank Todd Singerman and Singerman Entertainment, Peter Stack, Barry Drinkwater and Global Merchandise, Colin Newman, Paul May, Cameron Webb, Andrew Alekel, Shelly Berggren, Alex Adamson, Matthew Dixon, Steve Luna, Laurie Gorman, Ute Kromey, Wendy Dio, Mikeal Maglieri and Steve Hammonds.
Special thanks to the following for their contributions, Peter Hook, Pete Silverton, Ashley Howe, Gary Bushell, Tezz Roberts, Brian Tawn, Enid Williams, Kris Needs, Kim McAuliffe and Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule.

Record Store Day 2019 DOUBLE 7” SINGLE ‘OVERKILL / BOMBER’

Motorhead Record Store Day 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Overkill / Bomber’ on double picture disc 7” vinyl, which will be released via BMG for Record Store Day, April 13th, featuring a new 2019 remaster of the original ‘Overkill’ single edit.

A 40th anniversary celebration of the loudest, dirtiest, bastard rock ‘n’ roll of 1979 – the year Motörhead released the seminal Overkill and Bomber albums – the featured single edit was previously only available as the A side of the original 1979, 7″ single, ‘Overkill’. It will be released digitally for the first time ever on 8th March, to coincide with its original release date.

This lavish double picture disc is housed in a gatefold sleeve, which features iconic photos of the band, shot by Paul Slattery on the 8th February 1979 in front of a huge Motörhead Snaggletooth mural on the Harrow Road in Paddington, London.

To get a taste of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in full flight in 1979, you can watch classic archive footage of the band performing both singles on Top Of The Pops from that year.


2019 marks the 40th anniversary of both the Overkill and Bomber albums, with this special release including both the lead singles from those albums. The celebrations will continue too, with more exciting, louder and heavier announcements to come later this year. Be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates all year long!



Side A: ‘Overkill’
Side B: ‘Too Late Too Late’


Side A: ‘Bomber’
Side B: ‘Over The Top’

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Metal Hammer exclusive Motörhead 7” single!

Metal Hammer exclusive Motörhead 7” single

The brand new Motörhead 7”-vinyl-single – only available with METAL HAMMER Germany at newspaper kiosks and magazine subscribers available from Dec 12th – pre-orders are taken now!

It was December 1984, that Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead appeared on the front-cover of METAL HAMMER Germany for the first time. Exactly 34 years later, we draw a perfect circle by supplementing a world-exclusive 7”-vinyl-single with previously unreleased live-recordings alongside with a detailed in-depth-feature about the now and then of Motörhead’s career.

Pressed on black vinyl, we present ‘Overkill’, live from Strasbourg, France, 1981 in the classic line-up with Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast“ Eddie Clarke und Phil “Philthy Animal“ Taylor as well as ‘Bomber’ with Lemmy, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell recorded live in Bonn, Germany, 1996!

The release of the two live-tracks marks the beginning of the 40th anniversary of the correspondent full-length releases OVERKILL and BOMBER. We are proud and happy kick this anniversary off by releasing this collector’s item with two iconic live-pieces!

Click here to order now and get your copy of the black Motorhead 7”-vinyl-single!

Metal Hammer exclusive Motörhead 7” single

Two Motörhead box-sets coming soon!

End Of The Wörld   Böx Of Magic

On December 7th, Motörhead Music (Silver Lining Music) will release two bumper Motörhead box-sets begging to be bought as Xmas gifts for the metal maniac in your wörld.

The first is Böx Of Magic, a special vinyl set featuring The Wörld Is Yours white vinyl, Clean Your Clock with special pop-up art sleeve, a silver picture disc of Bad Magic and Aftershock, all in a deluxe package which will include a 64x64cm WarPig poster.  

The second is the live recording-driven End Of The Wörld, featuring Clean Your ClockAftershock with a live performance from Download in 2013, AND The Wörld Is Ours Vol 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else plus Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else.  

End Of The Wörld comes in two formats. Version A is a German-only exclusive with a Bad Magic back patch, Motörhead keychain with bottle opener limited to 700 copies. Version B is for the rest of the world, containing Motörhead keychain with bottle opener, limited to 1300 copies. Both versions feature Lemmy-doodles on the cover packaging.

Click the relevant link to pre-order your collectible set today. Don’t wait until it’s too late, too late!!!  We will update links and information as more details are figured out, check back!

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End Of The Wörld 

Böx Of Magic 

Record Store Day 2018 features a special collector’s Motörhead vinyl

On April 21st – aka Record Store Day – We will be issuing a 7” picture disc of the runaway hit cover version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, with the art featuring a new “sketch” take on the classic war-pig. (Limited to 3k disc’s.)  The flip-side features “Heroes (the Wacken Family Choir Mix)” with previously unheard audio of the crowd at 2017’s Wacken Festival singing along to the single as it was being officially launched via the festival PA, an emotional moment of celebration and tribute which can now be shared globally.

“It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming from it out of us,” said guitarist Phil Campbell, whilst drummer Mikkey Dee added, “Lemmy was very, very proud of it, not only because it turned out so well, but because it was fun!”

Record Store Day 2018 special collector’s Motörhead vinyl

Not a creature was stirring…. “They were all deaf.”

Good Evening!

During this holiday season when we also celebrate Lemmy’s birthday (on December 24th), the Motörhead team wanted to give a special gift to what we believe are the greatest, most loyal fans in the world.

We proudly present, streaming on our YouTube channel and available for free download below, the entire set from December 23, 1996. Recorded at the Biskuithalle in Bonn, Germany. 21 years ago to the day!

Motorhead Bonn Germany

The show opens with a blistering rendition of “Iron Fist,” rolling into a fluid, pounding “Stay Clean.” As the bass fades the band kicks you in the face with the sweet sounds of “Sex and Death.” This show ends the Overnight Sensation tour and finds the band firing on all cylinders, like a well-oiled machine. The destruction continues with an intimidating version of “Over Your Shoulder.” The new album of the day gets some representation with the anthem known as “Civil War,” a sonic attack to simulate a front line slaughter. One of Lemmy’s all time set list favorites, “Metropolis” follows and is as tight as ever. With the guys warmed up for the night we hear guitarist Phil Campbell ask front desk manager Dave “Hobbs” Hilsden to turn it up before the rock ‘n roll journey that is, “I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care)” unleashes upon the crowd. “Burner,” the fastest song ever written is next on deck and probably melted any cockroaches in the venue. After this treat from the Bastards album we go old school with a meaty serving of the classic “The Chase is Better Than the Catch.” We then return to the title track of the new album, “Overnight Sensation”. Audible proof that the three piece lineup of Kilmister, Campbell and Dee was an unstoppable entity. “No Class” follows and shows nothing but class and power as it pounds the audience down further into enlightenment! Next up, we receive a lesson in brutality as the epic “Sacrifice” nearly rips off audience faces. We now travel back to the “Orgasmatron” album for the beast that is the title track. This is a different arrangement for the release as it hides a slight edit of the song that resulted from side one of the cassette running out and being switched to side two for the remainder of the show. We then pay tribute to the most loyal of soldiers with a very merry rendition of “We Are The Road Crew”. Following this treat Lemmy gives a lesson in blues with the live favorite “You Better Run.” After this melodic jewel we get another sampling of the new material with the unapologetic “Broken”. The lesson in rock n’ roll continues with a trip down to Rio, “Going to Brazil.” “Killed By Death,” marches up next before the “Bomber” takes off to prepare the audience eardrums for the final assaults, which are the iconic “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.”

Motorhead Vault Treasures

We hope you play this loud and in good health as we wish Lemmy a happy birthday and all of you a Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays and new year!

Thanks to Siegfried Hahn, Heiko Fuchs and G. Paul May for memorabilia images and photos taken in Bonn back in 1996.

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Good tidings we bring…whatever ‘tidings’ actually are!

Hello hello!

Happy Holidays Motörhead’s out there, we hope the season is thus far jolly…we want to announce something that WE think will make it jollier still!
As we continue to inventory and carefully curate the Motörhead Vaults, we have come across a rather substantial amount of ‘soundboard recordings.’ These are not noisy planks of wood that were recorded for posterity (or posteriors even?), no, these are actually CASSETTE TAPES (remember those boys and girls? TDK? AGFA? MEMOREX?) which were placed into our sound engineer’s desk tape machine before a show started, and onto which said-show was recorded. For posterity (or posteriors?-same joke, sorry)…

ANYWAY, the POINT is we are happy to announce that after receiving a light dusting off from long-time Motörhead producer Cameron Webb, on December 23rd 2017, we will be setting free (for free!) the full live show from Bonn, Germany which took place on Dec 23rd 1996! 21 years earlier to the day? Fantastiche! Wünderbar! Bloody marvelous, eh?!!!

Once again in plain English (in case all that waffle had you lost)…on December 23rd 2017, imotörhead.com will be releasing, for free, a previously unreleased live show recorded in Bonn, Germany on December 23rd 1996 to celebrate the impending birthday and life of Lemmy!

The eagle-eyed among you (well, those who can read!) will have spotted the bit about ‘substantial amount’…in the words of some man somewhere ‘we have a plan brewing’ but more news will be made available in the near-future. We promise. No, really, we do.

We hope this little treat is a decent way of us expressing our gratitude for your eternal support; thank you one and all!

The Motörhead team

Motörhead Bonn, Germany on December 23rd 1996

Statement regarding “We Are The Ones”

On behalf of Motörhead management:
With regards to “We Are The Ones”, we wish to clarify that it was NOT Lemmy’s ‘final solo recording’.

While we’re here, we’d like thank all of the Motörhead fans world wide who have been so supportive of the band’s cover of David Bowie’s classic “Heroes”, and have made it such a success.

Motörhead launches “Show Us Your Heroes” social media contest with North American release of “Under Cöver”

September 1st marked the release of our new covers compilation album, Under Cöver  – a collection of some of the band’s best covers ultimately celebrating a love of interpreting the work of music legends.

October 13, 2017 will see the release of the physical album formats in North America, including 1CD (Digi pack) and 1x 180 grams Black Vinyl in gatefold.

Click here for CD Pre-order.

Click here for VINYL Pre-order.


Right now, MOTÖRHEAD is also running a “Show us your Heroes” social media contest! Fans can upload photos of their personal heroes (musical, or otherwise), and tag #Motorheadheroes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Feel free to add a short line about who the person is and why they’re your hero. The contest winner will be chosen in early October and will win a special MOTÖRHEAD 40th Anniversary prize pack!

Watch the music video for the cover of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes” The music video features massive performance footage and heartwarming behind the scenes images and video of the band. Recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, “Heroes” was one of the last songs MOTÖRHEAD recorded together.

To that ethic, the rest of the album contains loud and proud, raucous and raging rock ‘n’ roll takes on the likes of “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols), “Cat Scratch Fever” (Ted Nugent), “Rockaway Beach,” (The Ramones), Breaking The Law” (Judas Priest) and “Whiplash” (Metallica) which earned the band a Grammy in 2005 for Best Metal Performance.

Under Cöver Track Listing:
1. Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2. God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3. Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4. Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5. Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7. Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8. Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9. Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10.Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11. Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005

All songs performed by MOTÖRHEAD.


Lemmy Kilmister – Bass/Vocals
Phil Campbell – Guitar
Mikkey Dee – Drums