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Motorhead to Bring Metal to Royal Opera House

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  • MJR
    Citizen of Tanelorn
    • Jan 2004
    • 281

    Motorhead to Bring Metal to Royal Opera House

    I also posted this in the "Rock and Roll" Forum where there's a link to the Yahoo news story:

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    LONDON (Reuters) - Instead of the usual fluttering of tutus and trilling of sopranos, London's Royal Opera House will resound to the strains of skull-loving heavy metal group Motorhead for a one-time gig Sunday.

    Motorhead, in The Guinness Book of Records as the loudest band ever, will rock the grandiose Vilar Floral Hall with hits such as "Ace of Spades."

    It will be the first time that a heavy metal act plays at Covent Garden's refined venue, which normally stages classical ballet and opera.

    Motorhead songs include "Iron Fist," "Killed by Death" and "I Ain't No Nice Guy."

    The gig is a curtain-raiser for Visit London's "One Amazing Week," a series of events showcasing London's cultural life.

    Visit London's Chief Executive David Campbell (news) hailed the gig, saying "Here is the chance to witness music history with one of London's world-famous venues playing host to rock royalty."
    should be an interesting show :!:
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  • ThomasL
    Now & Then
    • Dec 2003
    • 155

    Well, if you're going to do it, do it right! And Motorhead will! In my opinion, Motorhead is metal for the working-class, but everyone else can come along for the ride. Only sorry I missed them last summer when Lemmy and company were in my area. It's been nine years since I had the honor of a Motorhead ear- spanking. Guess I'll throw on the Hamburg '98 live cds again and wait for the next go-around.