For their upcoming release, The WÃ¶rld Is Yours, MotÃ¶rhead have taken a few pointers from an unlikely source, Prince. But don’t expect a sequins-clad Lemmy anytime in the future. The metal trio have simply chosen to pre-release their 20th studio effort as a magazine insert, a la Prince’s 20Ten. Beginning on December 14th, UK fans could secure their copy of the 132-page Classic Rock Presents MotÃ¶rhead, which includes the new CD in its entirety, interviews, and an exclusive album artwork poster.
For all of us not in the UK, we’ll be waiting at least another month for the album to officially drop. According to drummer Mikkey Dee in an interview with The Evening Chronicle (via Blabbermouth), the release date was pushed back when their prior record label went under, forcing the threesome to form their first label, aptly called MotÃ¶rhead Music, with some “really competent people” to see the release through to fruition. Additionally, the recording process was halted due to the passing of lead guitarist Phil Campbell’s father.
With all the turmoil behind them, MotÃ¶rhead are now planning a February 8th, 2011, North American release date, which just happens to sync up pretty nicely with the DVD release of Lemmy. If you just can’t wait, try scoring a copy of the mag, or pick the CD up as an import when it hits UK retail outlets January 17th.
And if that’s not enough to get your motor running, the first round of US screenings for Lemmy has just been announced. Recently taking home the prize for Best Documentary at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile, the film makes its way to five screens in New York, Austin, Seattle, Portland, OR, and Atlanta beginning mid-January. According to a press release, the list of cities is expected to grow soon. Check the bottom for a list of theaters and proposed run dates.
The World Is Yours Tracklist:
01. Born To Lose
02. I Know How To Die
03. Get Back In Line
04. Devils In My Head
05. Rock N Roll Music
06. Waiting For The Snake
07. Brotherhood Of Man
09. I Know What You Need
10. Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
Lemmy 2011 Screening Dates:
01/14 – 01/21 – Austin, TX @ The Draft House Downtown
01/14 – 01/21 – Portland, OR @ Clinton St. Theater
01/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Plaza Theater
01/28 – New York City, NY @ Cinema Village
02/04 – 02/10 – Seattle, WA @ Film Forum