Grammy Award-winning iconic rock band MOTÖRHEAD will be honored by the Los Angeles City Council on August 26 in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary and the release of the group's new album, "Bad Magic". Councilmember José Huizar will conduct the honor, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Council Chambers at City Hall.
MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy has lived in Los Angeles for 25 years. "Home is in here," he told The Independent, tapping his temple. "Where you live is just a geographical preference. I like it [in L.A.] because the sun shines a lot and you don't get the cynical fucking English bitching about everything. I find the Americans quite refreshing. Everybody sneers at the 'Have a nice day' thing but it's a lot nicer than having your change thrown at you."
MOTÖRHEAD's 22nd studio album, "Bad Magic", will be released on August 28. The CD was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood with longtime producer Cameron Webb.
In 2013, Lemmy underwent an operation to implant a cardioverter-defibrillator into his chest, a device that helps prevent an irregular heartbeat turning into no heartbeat. Then, shortly afterwards, he suffered a hematoma. Earlier this year, MOTÖRHEAD was forced to cancel shows after he suffered a gastric illness.
Lemmy has cut back on booze and cigarettes — he's down to a pack a week, and has swapped from Jack and Coke to vodka and orange, apparently to help with his diabetes.