The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with the Metal-Is/Sanctuary release of the five-CD box set "Stone Deaf Forever!" The first Motorhead-approved box set, "Stone Deaf
The output of legendary metal act Motorhead will be celebrated Oct. 7 with the Metal-Is/Sanctuary release of the five-CD box set "Stone Deaf Forever!" The first Motorhead-approved box set, "Stone Deaf" will feature 99 tracks spanning the group's career.
Formed by vocalist/bassist Lemmy Kilmister, late of Hawkwind, in 1975, Motorhead honed its battering blend of speed-metal rock through a plethora of lineup changes. "Stone Deaf" includes recordings stretching from the band's early days through 2002. The hits and rarities will be complemented by 19 previously unreleased tracks and decorated with a 60-page booklet featuring essays and unpublished photos.
Of the set's five discs, four are organized chronologically, with the first covering 1975-1980, the second 1981-1986, the third 1987-1996 and the fourth 1996-2002. The fifth is a live disc spanning 1975-2002.
The unreleased tracks stem from a BBC "Peel Session" in 1978 ("Louie Louie," "Keep Us on the Road," "Tear Ya Down" and "I'll Be Your Sister"), as well as BBC Sessions from 1980 and 1986 featuring "Live To Win," "Like a Nightmare," "Killed by Death," "Deaf Forever," "Orgasmatron" and "Dr. Rock."
Motorhead's current lineup of Kilmister, drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Philip Campbell is on a summer North American tour with Iron Maiden and Dio. Last September, the band released a 25th anniversary DVD, "25 & Alive: Boneshaker: Live at the Brixton Academy" featuring guest performances by Brian May (Queen), Whitfield Crane (Medicine, Ugly Kid Joe), and former Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clark.