We went backstage at an Airbourne video shoot and this is what happened
Motörhead-approved rockers Airbourne honour Lemmy on their latest anthem, It’s All For Rock N’ Roll. We went along to their video shoot, and found Joel carrying on the great man’s legacy
It’s 3pm on a bitterly cold winter’s day in Manchester’s Granada Studios, and Joel O’Keeffe is standing behind 12 double Marshall stacks, applying lashings of baby oil to his bare chest.
We’re here to see Airbourne record the video to new single, It’s All For Rock N’ Roll, their tribute to their hero Lemmy. Bizarrely, the sight of the oiled-up Aussie (a process to give the illusion of sweat in these sub-zero temperatures, we’re assured) isn’t the most unexpected sight of our day. That comes when we look up and see Motörhead’s iconic Bomber stage-prop-cumlighting- rig suspended high in the air. From flying above the band during shows, to peering menacingly down on Lemmy on the cover of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith, it’s a piece of true music history, and Joel is mega-excited about taking the old girl for one final flight.