Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe has revealed how his band are still coming to terms with the loss of Motörhead legend Lemmy.
And the flamboyant singer hopes fans can relate to brand new single It’s All For Rock N Roll after the Aussie rockers revealed the video for their latest release – premiered exclusively at www.imotorhead.com
“When Motörhead played, Lemmy was there for the fans and the fans were there for him,” said O’Keeffe.
“It didn’t matter what was happening in the world at that point because Motörhead was onstage, the crew had everything dialled in and the crowd were there and lovin’ it. All for rock ‘n’ roll.
“Whenever we were on tour, we looked forward to seeing the festival posters with the big Motörhead logo on there and now there’s just a big black hole. ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll’ – we were so used to hearing that.
“And when it’s not there anymore it hits you hard. Lemmy meant so much to us and so much to rock ‘n’ roll itself.”
It’s All For Rock N’ Roll was written about Lemmy – a man Airbourne looked up to, befriended and loved, having shared stages with Motörhead on numerous occasions over their decade-plus career.
When they needed someone to drive a large truck (recklessly, of course) in their Runnin’ Wild video (2007), Lemmy was the first name on the list. And he duly obliged with a memorable, authority-baitin’ cameo.
Motörhead’s famous ‘Bomber’ lighting rig – a noted part of ’Head history since the late 70s -was enthusiastically lent to Airbourne by the Motörhead camp adding real emotional weight to both the It’s All For Rock N’ Roll clip and the song itself.
Look out for a full and exclusive interview with Airbourne’s David Roads in Volume I of HRH Mag – out next month. And check out the band headlining HRH XI later this year.