The Game and the rock icon, part one
In part one of the latest Superstar to Superstar, WWE Champion Triple H catches up with his old friend, Lemmy Kilmister, frontman of Mot"rhead.
The band's latest album, Mot"rized, is their 24th to be released, and is in stores now. The 30-year rock veterans' breakout single, "Rock Out," is the official theme song of WWE's Unforgiven, which airs live on pay-per-view Sept. 7. To purchase Mot"rizer, and for more on Mot"rhead, including upcoming tour dates, visit iMotorhead.com. You can also get Mot"rizer on iTunes.
Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee -- who received a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Metal Performance -- are currently on the Metal Masters tour with Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell and Testament. They'll embark on the Volcom Tour 2008 with The Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster in early September.
The WWE Universe is no stranger to Mot"rhead. Every time WWE Champion Triple H -- a lifelong Mot"rhead fan -- enters the arena, it's to the rockers' hard-hitting "King of Kings," which is available now on WWE: Wreckless Intent. They also penned his previous entrance themes, "The Game," which was released on WWE: The Music, Vol. 5, Raw 15th and Mot"rhead's Hammered, and "Line in the Sand," also on Raw 15th and WWE: Theme Addict. The band has also performed live twice in front of tens of thousands of our fans at WrestleMania X-7 and WrestleMania 21.
In part one of Triple H's interview with Kilmister, read along as the good friends catch up, and the rock ‘n' roll icon tells The Game about Mot"rhead's tour, Kilmister's 2009 rockumentary and Mot"rizer.
Triple H: How's the tour going?
Lemmy Kilmister: It's good so far.
Triple H: How long have you guys been out there?
Lemmy: A couple of weeks. We have to play at 6:30 in the evening.
Triple H: Oh really? Oh, because that's a big bill, right? It's you guys, Priest, Heaven and Hell and Testament, too?
Lemmy: Yeah, Testament.
Triple H: Wow. So you guys go on at 6:30?
Triple H: You're usually just waking up then, aren't you?
Lemmy: (laughs) Yeah, right!
Triple H: So the tour is going well, though?
Lemmy: Yeah, so far, so good.
Triple H: How much longer do you have with them? I know you guys break out on your own after a while, right?
Lemmy: Yeah, we've got another couple of weeks with these guys. Then we've got about three-weeks on our run.
Triple H: I'm going to try to come on Sept. 20 when you guys are in New York at the Roseland Ballroom. I think I'm going to try to come to that one.
Lemmy: Yeah, that would be good.
Triple H: How's Lemmy: The Movie coming?
Lemmy: It seems to be coming along. I haven't seen it for a while.
Triple H: I saw the trailer. That was awesome.
Lemmy: Yeah, that was really good, wasn't it?
Triple H: They did a really good job with it. So, I listened to the new album. It's pretty good, man.
Lemmy: You heard it?
Triple H: Yeah, I like it a lot. Now, when's it coming out?
Lemmy: The 26th.
Triple H: The 26th of August?
Triple H: That's what number for you guys?
Lemmy: It's 21 studio albums, and like five live ones, I think.
Triple H: Wow, that's awesome.
Lemmy: It's something like that. That's not counting the bootlegs, you know?