THIS IS JUST A TRIB­UTE

ABBATH TALKS KEEP­ING LEMMY ALIVE THROUGH HIS MOTÖR­HEAD COV­ERS BAND, BÖMBERS. PLUS, WE LOOK AT SOME WEIRDER TRIB­UTE ACTS… PAN­DORA

Kerrang! (UK) - - News - BY RAY ZELL

Motör­head trib­ute band Bömbers be­came a thing 20 years ago, when Abbath (who was then known as Olve Eikemo, and played in Nor­we­gian black metal band Im­mor­tal) was hang­ing out with his pals. “We had this com­mon love for Motör­head since we were kids,” ex­plains the front­man. “I had a cou­ple of beers after be­ing on­stage, and we just de­cided to fuck­ing go for it!”

Lemmy ac­tu­ally saw Bömbers – who will be pay­ing homage to him at plenty of Euro­pean fes­ti­vals this sum­mer – after Motör­head played a show in Nor­way in the late ’90s. “He re­ally liked us and gave us his bless­ing!” grins Abbath. “I was ac­tu­ally do­ing Overkill at the time – and I was drunk-as-fuck!”

When Lemmy sadly passed away in De­cem­ber, Abbath was wo­ken up by his girl­friend to be told the news. “I still have diffi culty be­liev­ing it. I mean, he’s just… Lemmy! Hope­fully [Würzel, Phil ‘Philthy An­i­mal’ Tay­lor and Lemmy] are mak­ing a new Motör­head al­bum on the other side.”

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