CLEOPATRA TO RELEASE MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN – THE DEFINITIVE MOTÖRHEAD BIOGRAPHY

 

Los Angeles,  CA…The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead is chronicled in an amazing and  collectable book, MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN by Alan Burridge (Cleopatra, August  28).

LIVE TO WIN is  the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing  facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who  also contributes to the introduction).

Motörhead formed  in England in 1975 by bassist/singer/songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, and was an  early part of the NWOBHM, the movement to reinvigorate loud music.  With a big dose of punk, Motörhead’s  sound pioneered speed metal, and continues with consistency to support, elevate,  and encourage the genre around the world.  The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and just  finished a North American tour.

The book starts  in those early days in the 1970s, when the rocky start and personal struggles of  the band threatened to keep it on the ground.  But with Lemmy’s focus and gutsy  determination, the late part of the decade showed success in the UK.  The Motörhead world domination of the  1980s and 1990s, including the release of ACES OF SPADES, BASTARDS and more, is  chronicled with stories from nearly twenty years of heavy touring with everyone  from Dio to Ozzy.  The book  concludes present day, with Lemmy cemented as a rock icon beside long-time  bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and still driving that Motörhead train  in music history.

Alan Burridge  (also known as Professor Motörhead) is the official biographer of  Motörhead.  He started a fanzine for  the band in 1980, which became the band’s endorsed fan magazine, Motörheadbangers. He has written numerous  articles, interviews, reviews, and liner notes about the band, as well as more  than two dozen other fiction and nonfiction books.

MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN will be available in stores  and at online retailers for MSRP $36.98.  The book is 220 full-color glossy pages with shiny silver trim, and  includes a collectible full-color bookmark.  The cover features a gorgeous red and  silver foil logo on black leatherette.

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