Motörhead Music Kicks Off Once More
Several years ago, Motörhead (together with UDR Music) formed their own label called Motörhead Music.
Lemmy and the boys were concerned about where the support was for rock’n’roll bands trying to get a leg up, so they decided forming their own label would be the way to help.
They wanted bands to have access to everything they enjoyed, from production to studios to marketing to distribution, the full monty.
They even wanted their management, Singerman Entertainment, and their booking agents to be involved in helping talent get a chance to shine in the public eye.
In 2014, the band finally chose a few bands to support, with Lemmy insistent that Budderside and Others be on the inaugural Motörboat and that Barb Wire Dolls also receive the full support of Motörhead Music and its staff. Now all three will lead the charge for Motörhead Music in 2016.
This isn’t some fancy, schmoozy bullshit vanity label, and it never was.
This is Motörhead Music and it will continue to follow the mission statement as laid down by Lemmy and the boys.
So if you want to support raw, exciting rock’n’roll, punk and whatever music is on the label, come one, come all.
If not, don’t let the door hit yer arse on the way out.
p.s. there is another band we would like to bring to your attention - Seek Irony are really fucking great and rather different to anything you’ve heard, so don’t be a loser, check ‘em out on Motörhead Music’s parent label, UDR Music, OK?
Barb Wire Dolls
"Barb Wire Dolls are the most explosive and exciting new punk band I've seen in decades! They are gonna change the face of music and save rock and roll as we know it!"
- Mickey Leigh/brother of Joey Ramone
DESPERATE - Release Date: 22nd of July
Barb Wire Dolls are one of the most vital new bands in music today, representing all that is inspiring and furious about rock and roll. Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, the band sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none.
Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing. Disgusted with the current state of rock music and its lack of true rebels, Lemmy saw that the Dolls were the obvious choice to help carry the torch of rock and roll as part of his label, Motörhead Music.
Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll’s sophomore album Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana's Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2's Pop). The ten song album contains gripping rock tracks, empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.
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"We’ve survived hell to live a life to die for, and we’re just getting started”
…Patrick Stone of Budderside
BUDDERSIDE - Release Date: 23th of September
True Hard Modern High Energy rock ‘n’ roll with wings to other musical arenas… a sound where genuine raw power meets hypnotic harmonies, resulting in one of the most engaging, entertaining bands in the land: Budderside.
Doused in the (street) waters of Los Angeles, California, Budderside are fronted by Patrick Stone, who was with the likes of Quiet Riot, Velvet Revolver and Adler’s Appetite before realizing the ultimate dream of his own band and singing his own songs to the world. Enter Michael “The Stoneman” Stone on bass, Rich Sacco on drums and Johnny Santoro, (Still Standing, Rock Sugar) on guitar to form a rock-solid band of brothers with instantly unbreakable bonds.
Budderside manager, Todd Singerman of Singerman Entertainment (Motörhead’s management), ensured the band went into Rosewood Strat Studio with producer Paul Inder Kilmister (son of Motörhead’s dearly-departed, legendary cultural icon, Lemmy). And the result is a searing-hot, self-titled debut album “BUDDERSIDE”, which is due for release this summer and will be officially launched with the video for their first single “Pain”.
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"It’s all about bringing the poetry and soul of blues, the aggression of punk and the rebellion of rock and roll together in a way that’s fresh and relevant today.”
Joe Colover OTHERS - 2016
Londoner Joe Colover came to LA in 2013 hoping to form a band that shared his vision of wild, unadulterated rock and roll. Keen to find like-minded musicians, Joe soon found himself watching Metallica tribute band Cliff ‘Em All at the Viper Room, where guitarist John Hatfield instantly grabbed his attention with his phenomenal guitar technique and stage presence. When he and John finally jammed together something clicked, and they knew they were on the same page with what they wanted in a new band. Both had no place for gimmicks, but wanted to create something based on raw energy, honesty and feeling. It was about building on the original rock and roll which Joe and John both felt had gotten lost. Shortly after, bassist Jessie Sanchez came onboard, bringing bone-chilling technical ability and power to the band. While looking for a drummer to complete the line up, finally, the spiritual-yet-demonic Pat Martin (who’d previously performed with John) heard and liked the material, initially agreeing to help out the trio. They soon realized it was a perfect, permanent, mix, and OTHERS was born.
The four played their first gig at the famous Whisky-A-Go-Go on October 13th 2014, followed by regular appearances at venues in and around LA including The Rainbow and Viper Room, where the fledgling band paid their dues. In the summer of 2015 OTHERS were honored to be invited by Wendy Dio to play at the Ride for Ronnie Cancer Fund event, in memory of Ronnie James Dio. Their first overseas gig followed shortly after, with the band performing a lively set at Expo Rock Tijuana, Mexico. Things continued to gain momentum when OTHERS were booked to play Motörhead’s Motörboat in September of that year, joining a line-up which included Anthrax, Slayer and of course the mighty Motörhead.