Lemmy Kilmister

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    May 29, 2014

    Eight great Western comedies you should watch

    The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid '70s and mid '80s. We've gathered this collection o ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The ten best pioneering metal frontmen

    Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 recap from Broadways

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Adam Steininger hosted at Broadways this past Saturday. Keep reading f ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Motörhead a no-go tonight at the Fillmore?

    That's what we're hearing. According to a post on, Lemmy, Motörhead's godlike frontman, has reportedly lost his voice and has decided to take the night off. Megadeth and the other acts on the bill are slated to perform as scheduled. We've reached out to the folks at Live Nation for ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012


    Tuesday, February 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497. 

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    December 17, 2011

    Review: Speedwolf at The Marquis Theater, 12/16/11

    Tom MurphySpeedwolfSPEEDWOLF at the MARQUIS THEATER | 12/16/11Speedwolf vocalist Reed Bruemmer feigned surprise at the end of the band's set last night and asked the audience if they actually wanted to hear the band cover KISS. Of course everyone did, so the guys closed the record-release show with ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Motörhead returns to Denver February 28 with Megadeth

    Timothy NorrisMotörhead in March in LA.​Stop showering now. You may be almost sleazy enough to enjoy Motörhead when the legendary NWBHM band returns to Denver in the February cold for Megadeth's Gigantour with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. The show is slated for Tuesday, February 28, at the Fill ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Donny Paycheck on recording the first Zeke album in half a decade, playing with Motörhead

    It's been a while since Zeke rocked our ears off in these parts. Drummer Donny Paycheck (aka Don Hales) of Zeke's thinks the last time was in 2005 with Motörhead and Corrosion of Conformity. Alas, the Zeke dudes are roaring back into town tomorrow night for a gig at 3 Kings Tavern with their tradem ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    The 20 bands that inspire tattoos like no other

    An average Misfits fan.​Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Top Five moustaches in honor of Movember

    It's November Movember, which means it's time to get your moustache on for charity. The above video pretty much sums up everything you need to know, but if you prefer reading, then know this: Grow a mustache, raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Simple enough right? Movember.Com has ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010


    Friday, July 2, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Motorhead, Black Crowes, Butthole Surfers shows announced

    When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part four: Variety Packs

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Packs ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    SXSW: Motorhead at Stubbs

    ...wasn't nearly as loud as expected, but this kid was prepared. The last time I saw Motorhead was a few years back at the Ogden Theatre with Corrosion of Conformity. Stupid me, I forgot to bring earplugs. I knew better. Not sure what the hell I was thinking. Anyhow, about a quarter of the way into ... More >>

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    November 20, 2007

    Top Music Turkeys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>

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    September 28, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    April 20, 2006

    Morbid Angel

    Wednesday, April 26, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

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    July 21, 2005

    The Beatdown

    After more than two decades, Blackie is still lawless.

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    March 17, 2005

    Killswitch Engage

    Friday, March 18, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    June 17, 2004


    'Til the Livin' End (Relapse)

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    October 30, 2003

    Freak Show

    This band doesn't take rock and roll for granted.

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    May 16, 2002

    In Like a Lion

    In Black Lamb's eyes, hard rock was never broken. Why fix it?

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    January 27, 2000

    Sound the Revolution

    System of a Down fights a different battle of Los Angeles.

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    November 11, 1999

    Strategic Thinking

    Metal label Game Two bends record-industry rules.

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    February 7, 1996