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Motorhead aim for album No.22

Motorhead are aiming to start work on their 22nd album in January, mainman Lemmy has reported.

It follows the release of Aftershock last year, and a year of health woes which kept their touring activities to a minimum. They returned to action earlier this year and just completed their first-ever cruising festival, and they’ll return to the UK next month.

Lemmy tells Full Metal Jackie: “We’ll probably go in in January to start. We never have anything ready – we go into the rehearsal studio about a month before and rehearse songs, then we go into the studio.

“I write the words in the studio, mostly. We don’t have a plan. Motorhead never has a plan.”

Lemmy last week said his move to Los Angeles in the early 1990s was the saving of the band at home, saying: “We couldn’t get arrested – coming over here seemed to make us acceptable in Britain again.”

He reported he was continuing to feel healthier, adding: “I gave up smoking, more or less. I more or less gave up drinking, or I switched to vodka instead of Jack Daniel’s.”

Motorhead UK dates

Nov 04: Manchester Apollo

Nov 06: Birmingham NIA

Nov 08: Wembley SSE Arena

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.