Motorhead slam ‘asshole tweeters’ for Lemmy death rumour
Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell has slammed “asshole tweeters” for spreading a rumour that Lemmy had died.
The band were forced to cut short their set at Germany’s Wacken festival on Friday after the frontman found himself too weak to continue. It was his first appearance since cancelling a set of shows after he was hospitalised with a haematoma, and ordered to rest.
Motorhead played five songs – I Know How To Die, Damage Case, Stay Clean, Metropolis and Over The Top – before Lemmy left the stage. He returned to deliver The Chase Is Better Than The Catch before leaving again and did not return.
Doro Pesch later told the crowd the iconic frontman was “doing fine.”
Last night Campbell said: “Contrary to some reports, Lem is alive and kicking, so take no notice of these rumours from asshole tweeters.”
Wacken bosses reported: “Motorhead rocked the Black Stage for more than 30 minutes and Lemmy gave everything to play an amazing show. He’s keeping well, but the temperatures and circumstance led to the point that continuing the show would have led to a loss of quality. They did everything humanly possible to play this gig. Thank you so much, guys!”
Campbell, who’ll appear at Bloodstock this weekend with his All Star Band, recently said: “Lemmy is on the mend and we are gonna be touring our asses off. Business as usual real soon!”