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The Motörcast is the official podcast series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s seminal, Ace Of Spades album. Marvel at the warts and all stories of life on the road, behind the scenes, in the studio and more importantly, down the pub. Subscribe now to hear all these tales of rock n’roll excess from the people who were in the midst of the Motör-machine at the time. Presented by Howard H Smith.

The Motörcast is the official podcast series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s seminal, Ace Of Spades album. Marvel at the warts and all stories of life on the road, behind the scenes, in the studio and more importantly, down the pub. Subscribe now to hear all these tales of rock n’roll excess from the people who were in the midst of the Motör-machine at the time. Presented by Howard H Smith.

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The Motörcast is the official podcast series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s seminal, Ace Of Spades album. Marvel at the warts and all stories of life on the road, behind the scenes, in the studio and more importantly, down the pub. Subscribe now to hear all these tales of rock n’roll excess from the people who were in the midst of the Motör-machine at the time. Presented by Howard H Smith.

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@myMotorhead

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English


Episodes

15: The US Fan Club Founder

4/13/2021
Motörhead first toured the USA in 1981 as support to Ozzy Osbourne and after a chance meeting with the band, a young fan, Gregory Yarde was inspired to start the Motörhead appreciation club of America. Here he shares his stories of his time running the club, hanging out with the trio and putting together his fan club magazine. Hosted by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:40:09

14: The Journalist Pt.2

3/30/2021
Heavy metal flows in Dom Lawson’s veins and with many years of experience under his belt as a music journalist, he’s interviewed, reviewed, seen and written about Motörhead a lot. Hear all his tales and thoughts on Lemmy’s iconic rock n’roll machine from his years at the likes of Kerrang! and Metal Hammer in this episode. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:36:37

13: The Publicist

3/16/2021
Nik Moore was Motörhead’s public relations representative in the UK for 20 years, up until 2015 when Lemmy sadly passed. Here he shares some of his favourite experiences from those years of service dealing with the media, bizarre PR requests and earning Lemmy’s begrudging respect as he went about his job of promoting Motörhead in the topsy turvy world of media relations. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:38:16

12: The Photographer

3/2/2021
Tony Mottram is one of the most renowned rock photographers around. Starting his long standing career with photos published by Sounds and Melody Maker his extensive work has been published all over the globe, in every rock magazine. Working with all the greats; Sabbath, Gun N’Roses and of course Motörhead. In fact he’s taken photos of them from very early on in their career and is also an obsessive fan himself. He has a great story or five to tell! Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:30:37

11: The House Mate

2/16/2021
Before Lemmy jetted off to live in the warmth of the Sunset Strip in LA and adopt the Rainbow Bar And Grill as his second home, he was a resident of West London where the band lived all under one roof. Longtime friend of Lem and Motörhead, Simon Sessler also spent time as an occupant of their home in Kensal Rise. Here, he shares some tales that don’t break ‘the code’ from his time in ‘Head HQ and his long lasting friendship with the man himself. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:44:05

10: The Headgirl Pt.2

2/2/2021
Girlschool vocalist and bassist, Enid Williams was a founder member of the band back in ’78. They shared management, stages, tour buses and recording studios with Motörhead during the late 70’s and early 80’s and it was their no frills, hard rocking ethos that resonated with the band and its fans. Enid is a wealth of insight into the orbit of Lemmy, Philthy and Fast Eddie during those heady days for the trio. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:40:26

9: The Super Fan

1/19/2021
The moment that a young Robert Kiewik first clapped eyes on Motörhead at the Lochem Pop festival in his native Holland in 1980, he was hooked for life. As a devoted Motörfan he has travelled the world to see them live, amassed a record and memorabilia collection of epic proportions and befriended them to boot. Here he shares his experiences of being a fan of the loudest band in the world for four decades. Presented by Howard H Smith

Duration:00:44:37

8: The Graphic Designer

1/5/2021
Designer extraordinaire and TV presenter, Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule was instrumental in contributing to the Motörhead aesthetic over the years. As the graphic layout artworker on all their tour programmes, from their debut through to Another Perfect Day. Here he shares tales of bust ups and rock n’roll excess from the inner Motörhead sanctum. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:56:45

7: The Support Band

12/21/2020
NWOBHM quartet, Weapon supported the mighty Motörhead across the length and breadth of the UK on their huge, Ace Up Your Sleeve tour in 1980. Front man Danny Hynes recounts his tales from the road of what it was like to support the most exciting rock band on the planet. From the infamous road crew, the back stage parties and the hedonism of being a touring heavy metal band in the eighties. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:48:16

6: The Studio Owner

12/8/2020
The masterpiece that is Ace Of Spades was conceived in the humble surroundings of Jackson Studio in Rickmansworth, just north west of London. Studio owner John Jackson and his daughter Sally Freeman, who also worked in the studio as a runner during the recording sessions, both lift the lid on what went down in the barn turned studio, where this legendary album was recorded. Presented by Howard Smith.

Duration:00:24:14

5: The Headgirl Pt.1

11/24/2020
The friendship and mutual admiration that Motörhead shared with Girlschool was born out of Lemmy’s total respect for the all-girl band after their stint supporting them in 1979. Guitarist and vocalist Kim McAuliffe recounts what it was like to be on the road, record and play alongside the three amigos during their meteoric rise off the back of Ace Of Spades. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:38:40

4: The Journalist

11/10/2020
Kris Needs was in the thick of it during the Overkill, Bomber and Ace Of Spades years of Motörhead as friend and journalist. Writing about them from their inner sanctum, he spent time in pubs, squats and studios with them and has many a tale to tell of their meteoric rise in the late 70’s to early 80’s. Kris contributed his first hand insight into the world of Ace Of Spades by writing the liner notes for the 40th anniversary editions. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:01:14:21

3: The A&R Man

10/27/2020
Back in 1978, Motörhead were on the verge of splitting up. But their manager persuaded Bronze Records, newly recruited A and R man, Howard Thompson to see the band at Dingwalls in Camden. He immediately signed them, even though he declined to previously. Here he tells of that incendiary show and the career defining albums he was a part of. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:34:18

2: The Creative Manager

10/12/2020
Befriending Motörhead as a young journalist, Steffan Chirazi became an important member of the creative and merch team and has been working alongside them for nearly four decades. As well as heading up the deluxe, 40th anniversary Ace Of Spades products he’s got a plethora of hilarious, anecdotal stories from his long service with Lemmy and the Motör-team. Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:57:20

1: The Motörcast, Ace Of Spades 40th anniversary podcast trailer

10/3/2020
Do you love Motörhead? Do you love hearing loads of stories you've never heard before from the people who were actually there at the time? Then you'll love the Motörcast! Subscribe to hear all the forthcoming ten episodes in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the seminal Ace Of Spades album! Presented by Howard H Smith.

Duration:00:01:43