words + photos by Joe Cortez
Metal legends Motörhead rolled into LA's Shrine Expo Hall on Saturday night along with fellow road warriors Saxon and upstarts Crobot for a night of righteous rock delivered on high to the masses, served up with a heaping of ear splitting ferocity the way only Lemmy and his crew can.
Currently on the road both in support of the band's 22nd album, "Bad Magic," (available August 28th via UDR Music/Motörhead Music) and to celebrate their 40th anniversary, the metal heroes played to a packed house of die hards from near and far, some having crossed international waters just for the show with two fans in particular flying the Italian flag with a note that read, "We flew 14,000 km to be here tonight."
Anchored by the heart and soul of the outfit, Mr. Lemmy Kilmister, lead guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee blasted through a set of familiar classics and recent tracks, never once letting up and making for one of the more memorable nights of metal I've ever been a part of.
Check out my photos from Saturday night below. For more on Motörhead, including a full list of tour dates trough 2016, be sure to visit imotorhead.com and follow @myMotorhead on Twitter for updates from the road.
Motörhead Photo Gallery