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The Iconic Motorhead with Jerry Only of the Misfits

December 30, 2010  //  Posted by: admin  //  Category: PUNK'S NOT NOISE

House of Blues Las Vegas NV

Thursday, September 4, 2008,

Prior to show time, I was wondering how Jerry Only was going manage opening for Motorhead by pulling off classic Misfit vocals while keeping the crowd’s interest. I was willing to give him a listen to see how well he and the other members chosen for tonight’s Misfits’ cast would do. Jerry is the last original member of the Misfits, who are one of many bands striving to find just the right replacements. Doing a little research, I found that Robo was the Misfits’ drummer during the recording of “Earth A.D.”, which in my opinion brought the whole genre of thrash metal to a new level. After recording “Earth A.D.” and a few shows, the Misfits parted ways with Robo, until this evening. This evening’s Misfits’ line-up consisted of Jerry Only, Robo and Dez, who played in Black Flag for a while. Robo also played with Black Flag and I completely understand Jerry’s choices considering the band Black Flag has many loyal fans and a huge following in the punk community.

The legendary Motorhead, a band that created their own genre of music that is still debated to this day by many as to whether the actual genre is to be considered Punk Metal or just Metal. If you ask lead singer Lemmy Kilmister, he would probably tell you the same thing he tells the crowd when he gets up on stage: “We are Motorhead and we play fucken Rock n’ Roll”. Never forget that. And after tonight, you will probably have no problem remembering.”

Tonight was no different, except Lemmy and the band had a special guest this evening. Las Vegas’ own Dario Lorina had a chance to shine with the metal icons as they played “Killed by Death”. Dario came out strong and showed his stuff as a performer, proving to the crowd he was no rookie on stage. Motorhead played all the classics fans have come to know and love and ended the night with an amazing three-song encore that started off with “Whorehouse Blues”.

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