After cancelling several summer festival appearances, Motörhead returned to the stage at the Wacken Open Air Festival on August 2, 2013. Here’s some pro-shot video of that performance, which includes the songs “Damage Case”, “Metropolis” and “Over the Top”.
Motörhead only played six songs of a scheduled 75-minute set before cutting it short due to Lemmy’s ongoing health problems. But they vow to return and had this to say on their website:
The show had to go on because that’s how Lemmy rolls. Even though he was not 100% fit, he refused to feel he was letting the 85,000 Wacken fans down. They kicked ass in the 100+ degree heat for a shortened, but powerful, set before, Lemmy finally realized he might have bitten off a little more than he could chew. Thus he will embark upon the recuperation recommended. We know that rumors are flying around, but once he fully recharges, Motörhead will be back, don’t you worry.
Contrary to some reports, Lem is alive and kicking so take no notice of these rumours from asshole tweeters
— Phil Campbell (@MotorheadPhil) August 4, 2013
Motörhead’s new record titled Aftershock will be out in Fall 2013.