A unique Salute To Lemmy, in honour of the late Motörhead frontman and featuring his bandmates as well as fellow metal heroes Saxon, will be part of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball, in London on 13 June.
Guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee of Motörhead will team up with Saxon to play a special one-off performance of Lemmy’s favourite Saxon songs and Motörhead classics. The awards are being held this year at the Eventim Apollo, in west London, a venue that’s part of Motörhead history in its days as the Hammersmith Odeon. The title of their UK chart-topping 1981 album No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith was inspired by the concert hall, although the LP was recorded at other British gigs that year.
“Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band — as we did Motörhead — through ups and downs,” says Biff Byford of Saxon. “We were touring with them until he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye.”
Metal Hammer publishers and award founders TeamRock are teaming up with Pinewood Live, part of the Pinewood Studio Group, to film the 2016 awards. “Pinewood Live is delighted to be involved with this momentous anniversary for the Golden God Awards,” says director Billy Watson. Capturing the event for posterity and distributing the show around the world is a great way to celebrate Lemmy’s music and contribution to rock.”
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