News Round-Up: Lemmy Tributes from Dave Grohl, WWE, and Super Mario Bros., Eagles of Death Metal Were Terrorist Targets, Mötley Crüe Announce Concert Film of Final Show
It’s the last day of 2015! Here’s your news round-up. We’ll back to a regular posting schedule Monday.
- Metal Insider reports that Dave Grohl got a new Motörhead tattoo in Lemmy’s honor (photo below). Grohl was more than a mere fan — he also collaborated with Lemmy on his Probot project in 2004.
- Speaking of Lemmy: apparently he was the inspiration for the name of the villainous Super Mario Bros. adversary, Lemmy Koopa. Unfortunately, the character doesn’t also look like the legendary bassist/vocalist:
- Speaking of speaking of Lemmy: the WWE paid tribute to him on this week’s episode of Raw. Watch:
- According to The PRP, the UK’s “Daily Mail claims that Eagles of Death Metal and their singer Jesse Hughes were intended targets of the massacre that took place at their November 13th show at Le Bataclan in Paris, France.” So that’s fucking terrifying.
- Hey, Black Dahlia Murder fans: Trevor Strnad has shared his list of 2015’s top 100 metal albums with Metal Injection. Read it here. The vocalist also appears on “Burnout,” the new song from Traitors. You can listen below, courtesy of Revolver; it will appear on an EP entitled Night Terrors, which comes out January 1.
- Can’t make it to Mötley Crüe’s final show ever in Los Angeles tonight? Fret not! The band is filming it for posterity, and the results will be released in 2016. Probably well before The Dirt movie ever comes out.
- Even though they just split with Tony Harnell, Skid Row claim they still won’t reunite with Sebastian Bach. I guess they hate money.
- And our final news items of 2015 concern some things to look forward to in 2016: Norma Jean and Anaal Nathrakh are both working on new albums!
One week till we enter the studio to record #recordnumber7
— Norma Jean (@NormaJeanBand) December 30, 2015
Welp, that’s that. See ya next year!