Why I Love Motörhead (By Beartooth's Caleb Shomo)
Beartooth's multi-talented leader pays tribute to the band that changed everything.
THEY TURNED PEOPLE ON TO HEAVY MUSIC
“I first heard Motörhead on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game when I was only eight years old. I didn’t really know much about rock 'n' roll at the time so when I heard Ace Of Spades, it was almost shocking! Really fast-paced and everything was distorted and super loud and the vocals were totally thrashed and gnarly-sounding. It didn’t just get me stoked, it introduced me to heavy metal and I never turned back. They inspired everybody. Listen to the way that music changed from Motörhead on – you can hear their influence everywhere. If there was no Motörhead, I can’t imagine what music would be like now, and thankfully I don’t have to.”