Motorhead cover Thin Lizzy at Download

Metal veterans also debut new track at Donington

Motorhead covered a Thin Lizzy classic during their raucous set at the Download Festival this afternoon (June 13).

Lead singer Lemmy dedicated the track ‘Rosalie’, which was originally peformed by American singer Bob Seger, to late singer Phil Lynott on the Main Stage at Castle Donington.

“This song is for a good friend of mine who is no longer with us. Who remembers Thin Lizzy?” he asked the crowd before he was greeted with mild cheers. “Come on motherfuckers it’s Thin Lizzy. Don’t make me come down there.”

The charismatic frontman, who was dressed in black shades and a black cowboy hat, also jokingly dedicated ‘In The Name Of Tragedy’ to William Shakespeare.

The veteran trio, who arrived onstage 10 minutes early following Kid Rock’s withdrawal from the festival, debuted the title track from their forthcoming album ‘Over The Top’ despite their earlier comments that no new material would surface.

Lemmy also launched a stinging attack on politicians before he launched into ‘Just ‘Cos You’ve Got The Power’ from the album ‘Bastards’ when he said: “This song is about politicians. You know those bastards that steal all your money especially the cunt we’ve got in power now.”

During the set, which saw the metal veterans, blast through their back catalogue, the band also took time out to have a drink midway through.

The show later culminated in their biggest hit ’Ace Of Spades’ which saw former guitarist and fans favourite Wurzel, join the metal veterans onstage.

Motorhead played:

’Dr Rock’

‘Stay Clean’

‘Be My Baby’



‘Over The Top’

‘One Night Stand’

‘In The Name Of Tragedy’

‘Just Cos You’ve Got The Power’

‘Killed By Death’

‘Ace Of Spades’


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