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Motörhead: Stage Fright

The band’s 30th-anniversary shows revisited on Blu-ray.

Ten years after its original DVD release, this Blu-ray show from Düsseldorf’s Philipshalle finds Lemmy and co. on dependable form, ripping through a set that’s short on surprises but big on attitude.

There are plenty of extras on offer, and while they’ll do nothing for the casual observer, fans should enjoy a peek behind the scenes with a backstage view of an LA show (featuring Dave Grohl, Kerry King and Phil Taylor’s astonishing hair), drunk German fans shouting their praises, a (fairly dull) making-of from the concert, the backstage rider details for the completists and inquisitively thirsty, and a roadie doc inevitably titled We Are The Road Crew.

The audio commentary from the band is mumbled and incoherent, but really, would you want it any other way?/o:p

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.