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1916
Review by Gary Hill
This might not be an obvious choice, but for me 1916 is one of the better Motorhead albums.

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Aftershock
Review by Gary Hill
We’ve all heard the stories of cancelled gigs.

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Better Motörhead Than Dead
Review by Gary Hill
Motörhead are really an amazing band. Very few outfits can take a sound and essentially beat it into the ground and pull it off.
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Hammered
Review by Mike Korn

Just when you thought it was time to stick a fork in Motörhead they come roaring back with "Hammered", and again we doubting Thomases must bow our heads in shame.


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Kiss of Death
Review by Gary Hill
When you put on a new Motorhead album you always have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Throughout the group's long history their sound has not changed much.
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March Ör Die
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of the 1992 album.

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Motorizer
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always loved Motorhead. You know, they might not be the most original band, but there’s just something about them
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We Are Motörhead
Review by Mike Korn
Motörhead is a band I've enjoyed and respected for over 20 years. They have never compromised on their raw blues-soaked heavy metal.
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Concert Reviews
Motörhead - Live in Chicago February, 2011
Review by Greg Olma
Motorhead is more than just a heavy metal band.  After recording and touring for over three decades, it’s safe to say that they are an institution.
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Motörhead - Live In Dekalb, 2002
Review by Mike Korn
The peaceful farming community of Dekalb, IL, was rocked to its very foundations by the devastating 1-2 punch of Motörhead and Morbid Angel on May 7, 2002. When these veterans of the metal scene finished their assault, the cornfields surrounding Dekalb probably resembled the scorched earth of a battleground more than anything else.
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Motörhead - Live in Tinley Park, IL, August 2008
Review by Mike Korn
Many more pics from this show are available in two galleries in our members area.
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Interviews
Motörhead
Interview by Mike Korn
Interview With Motörhead's Mikkey Dee from 2002
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Book Reviews
Motörhead - Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers: The Rise Of Motorhead written by Martin Popoff
Review by Greg Olma

When I first started listening to Motorhead (around the Iron Fist era), I would have never thought that they would be as revered as they are now.


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Various Artists - 108 Rock Star Guitars written by Lisa S. Johnson
Review by G. W. Hill

This is the quintessential coffee table book. That’s particularly true for those who love guitars.


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Doro - 20 Years A Warrior Soul DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I've been a fan of Doro since the Warlock days. For my money that band (and Doro solo – which is really the same thing, but that's a long story) have always represented metal perhaps better than just about any act.
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Lemmy - 49% Motherf**ker 51% Son of a Bitch DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Fans of Lemmy should definitely dig this DVD. And, really, who can possibly know who Lemmy is without being a fan of Lemmy?
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Various Artists - Bang Your Head!!! Festival DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Ah, summer in Europe; the warm weather, the tourists, and most of all the Heavy Metal festivals. The poor American metal fan has to suffer through Ozzfest while the European audiences get fests that bring together many name acts for a weekend of good music.
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Boetz - Call to Arms
Review by Mike Korn
Here is one dinosaur that is not going to extinction quietly. Ernie Boetz is one huge real-life statement of defiance, giving a stiff middle finger to the rock of the new millennium.
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Doro - Calling the Wild
Review by Gary Hill
In the 1980’s Doro Pesch fronted the German metal band Warlock. That band is no more, but Doro has kept her career and love of metal alive through the years. This new disc is her first release in the US in many years, but she has continued releasing albums in Europe the entire time.
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Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
Review by Gary Hill
This Robert Calvert disc is, in many ways, a lost Hawkwind album.
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Leader of Down - Cascade Into Chaos
Review by Gary Hill

Würzel (Michael Burston) was the leader of this band. They were working on this album when he died in 2011.


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Various Artists - Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide written by Alexandros Anesiadis
Review by Gary Hill

At quick glance, this seems  like a book that has a lot of photos and perhaps not a lot of substance. Well, you can't believe your first impressions.


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Hawkwind - Dark Matter: The Alternative Liberty/UA Years 1970 – 1974 (Record Store Day 2018) Vinyl
Review by Gary Hill

The music contained on this new double disc vinyl set has only previously been released on one fairly rare CD set. I don't own that release, so I'm glad to have this.


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Brian Robertson - Diamonds and Dirt
Review by Gary Hill

Brian Robertson is best known for his work with Thin Lizzy (and a very brief stint with Motorhead), and this is his first solo album.


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Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
Review by Gary Hill
While I like every Hawkwind album a lot, and often for different reasons, of the early discs, this one might be my favorite. Don’t get me wrong; I love In Search of Space and the self-titled debut.
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Hawkwind - Epoch Eclipse
Review by Gary Hill
Chronicling the entire career of the band, this box set really is a wonderful collection. It shows the diversity of Hawkwind in all their varying styles.
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Hawkwind - Hall of The Mountain Grill
Review by Gary Hill
Hall of the Mountain Grill probably represents the apex of Hawkwind's popularity in the US, arguably being their best-known album in that country. Arguments can also be made that it is the most straight progressive rock release they have done.
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Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder: The Movie DVD
Review by Mike Korn
A world class band deserves a world class DVD tribute and Heavy Metal Thunder: The Movie is absolutely worthy of Saxon.
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Girlschool - Legacy
Review by Gary Hill
In the last issue of Music Street Journal I reviewed the latest Bang Your Head DVD and it featured Girlschool. I saw the band years ago and their performance on that DVD was every bit as potent as they were in their early years.
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Hawkwind - Live ‘74
Review by Gary Hill

This album was originally released as the third disc of the 1999 Party set. 


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Fast Eddie Clarke - Make My Day – Back to Blues
Review by G. W. Hill

Fast Eddie Clarke is probably best known for his stint in Motorhead and his work with Fastway.


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Hawkwind - Masters of the Universe
Review by Gary Hill

This compilation is really only so important. On the one hand, were it not for “It’s So Easy,” every track on the set would have been released on album previously. 


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Thor - Metal Avenger
Review by G. W. Hill

The latest disc from Thor features a lot of exceptional guests.


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Ozzy Osbourne - Prince of Darkness Box Set
Review by Patrick Hennen
I'm here today to let you know about the new 4-disc box set by Ozzy Osbourne, entitled, appropriately, "Prince Of Darkness".
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Probot - Probot
Review by Mike Korn
It seems a sad fact that many artists forget the music of their younger days when they "mature". It's not unusual to find a successful musician trying to deny or belittle his time in punk, heavy metal or hard rock bands.
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Various Artists - Pure Fire - The Ultimate Kiss Tribute
Review by Gary Hill

This is a reissue of an older Kiss tribute album. It was originally called "Spin the Bottle," and I remember seeing it around that first time out.


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Hawkwind - Space Ritual Collectors Edition CD / DVD
Review by Bruce Stringer
EMI has released a series of special edition CDs for collectors, which include many rare recordings and some with video material. This edition of Hawkwind’s live psychedelic freak-out, Space Ritual, comes with the complete show of full-length versions of tracks (as some were previously issued in edited form to fit the vinyl format).
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Hawkwind - Space Ritual Volume II
Review by Gary Hill
Originally when this was released on vinyl, Space Ritual Volume I and II didn't exist, only one multi disc set "Space Ritual". When released on CD it was culled into two separate albums.
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Hawkwind - Stasis: The U.A. Years, 1971-1975
Review by Gary Hill

This is kind of a cool set. While Hawkwind fans might well have these songs on various albums they already own, they will probably find a few things here they don’t have – at least not these exact versions. 


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Hawkwind - The Friday Rock Show Sessions - Live at Reading '86
Review by Gary Hill
I’d have to say that for my money this is one of the best Hawkwind live albums.
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Hawkestrel - The Future Is Us
Review by Gary Hill

The quick story is that this is an album with a lot of Hawkwind alums providing their talents. The longer tale is that it was assembled by Alan Davey with various parts coming from sessions recorded over the years.


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Various Artists - The Merciless Book of Metal Lists written by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins
Review by G. W. Hill

I suppose how you feel about this book has a lot to do with how seriously you take it.


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Various Artists - Thriller - A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson
Review by G. W. Hill

I know the title says this is a “metal” tribute, but I question whether the person who gave it that title knows what “heavy metal” is.


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Various Artists - Twisted Forever...A Tribute to Twisted Sister
Review by Mike Korn
Twisted Sister was one of my favorite "hair" bands from the 80's. Despite the fact that I loathed most of the glammy commercial metal at that time, there was something fun about these goofy looking New Yorkers that appealed to me.
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Various Artists - Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015 written by Jim Santora, Jr.
Review by Gary Hill

The premise is simple: list 200 albums that are under-appreciated. When Jim Santora started the project he set some ground rules. 


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HeadCat - Walk the Walk...Talk the Talk
Review by G. W. Hill

Imagine combining the vocals and bass of Lemmy with the drumming of the Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom and the guitar and piano talents of Danny B. Harvey (Rockats, 13 Cats, Lonesome Spurs).


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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Christmas And a Headbanging New Year (2010 Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of a CD I’ve already reviewed – with a few extra cuts.
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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Xmas...and a Headbanging New Year
Review by Gary Hill

So many times discs like this are really uneven. Well, that’s not the case here.


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