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?
Motorhead, live in London
Venue: Wembley Arena, London
The world's loudest band play cavernous north London shed
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.