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Motorhead Rocks the Shrine

Motorhead Rocks the Shrine
By Russ Allsup

On August. 22nd, the masters of heavy metal, Motorhead played the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles for a devoted crowd of music lovers that came to worship at the altar of the one and only Lemmy.

Starting off the show and putting on a solid performance were Crobot, who played with a ton of energy and began things properly. Keep an eye on them- they’re going places. Sandwiched in the middle of the heaviness were British metal legends Saxon, who after 39 years are still putting on shows with the energy of bands half their age.

It was evident as singer Biff Byford and crew played that they are really enjoying
performing for American audiences again. To wrap things up, the mighty Motorhead
came out to thunderous applause and opened their set with a crushing version of
‘Damage Case’. They then proceeded to go through a fourteen song set of
originals that was a lesson in heavy metal 101.

For just three members, the band has a huge sound and barreled along like a runaway freight train. This was a fortieth anniversary tour for Motorhead, and it was evident why they’ve earned their reputation as the “kings of metal”.

The Los Angeles metal heads were out in force for this show, and the sound of 5,000 people singing along to ‘Ace of Spades’ was a pure adrenaline rush and should be experienced by everyone at least once.



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