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Motorhead, live in London

Live Review

Venue: Wembley Arena, London

The world's loudest band play cavernous north London shed

It's been quite a year for Lemmy: illness, recovery, a change of lifestyle and the captaining of a cruise ship. Now his band are back in London, supported by Boss Hoss and The Damned. But what does it all mean?

The Boss Hoss are a lot of fun
Opening tonight's proceedings are the ten-man Berlin country rock troupe The Boss Hoss. While they might not have the same status as the other names on the bill, the cowboy-hatted crew warm up the half-full arena with their faux Texan demeanour and energetic showmanship. And besides, how can you not love a band whose brass section alternate between lucha masks and sombreros? Closing on a silly as a sack of springs cover of Word Up by Cameo also gets the pre-drinkers' lungs primed and ready for the rest of the evening.

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