Motörhead have officially authorised a graphic novel which celebrates their louder-than-life legacy. Motörhead: The Rise Of The Loudest Band In The World: The Authorized Graphic Novel by David Calcano and Mark Irwin will be published by Simon & Schuster in hardcover on September 7.
The 144-page The Rise Of The Loudest Band In The World will chart the rise and rise of Lemmy’s rock’n’roll outlaw gang, from their leader’s expulsion from spacelords Hawkwind, through the recordings of the deathless Overkill, Bomber and Ace Of Spades albums, and on to the emergence of Lemmy as a national treasure, adored by Metallica, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Sepultura and indeed anyone with a rock ‘n’ roll heart.
Advance PR says: “From Lemmy’s early days working at a riding school in the English countryside to the recording of the band’s iconic album and first major international success, Ace of Spades, this Motörhead graphic novel chronicles the extraordinary story of the famous frontman’s incredible journey as the leader of the “loudest band in the world.”
“With this essential piece of Motörhead history and lore, fans will learn more about the band that heavily influenced well-known groups like Metallica and Foo Fighters, and discover the fascinating tale of the legend himself, Lemmy Kilmister!”
Meanwhile, Motorhead’s legendary live album No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith it to be re-issued in expanded form to mark the 40th anniversary of its original release in July 1981.
No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Boxset) will be available in record stores from on June 25, and be available in three editions: a triple vinyl set, plus double and quadruple CD packages.
The newly expanded four CD version of No Sleep… includes a remastered edition of the original album alongside bonus tracks and newly unearthed, previously unreleased soundcheck recordings, plus the entire sets from the three shows in Leeds and Newcastle.