Grammy Award-winning iconic rock band MOTÖRHEAD was honored by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, August 26 in celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary and the release of the group’s new album, “Bad Magic”. Councilmember José Huizar conducted the honor, which took place at 10:00 a.m. at the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Video footage of the event can be seen below.
Huizar said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We are here today to honor MOTÖRHEAD‘s 40th anniversary. It’s about honoring music in the city of Los Angeles and MOTÖRHEAD‘s place in that history.
“This year signals the 40th year of MOTÖRHEAD‘s triumphant existence, something which will be celebrated throughout the rest of 2015 and 2016. They will tour the world once more and show that if it’s too loud, you’re too old.
“Throughout the 40 years, this is a band that stuck to its artistic guns and has never been interested in musical fads and trends, the kind that happen in every generation.
“MOTÖRHEAD has chosen to lose themselves in their music.
“Lemmy and company have stayed true to their own vision and execution of incredibly mesmerizing and thundering, feel-it-in-your-gut rock and roll.
“Lemmy lives here in Los Angeles, and the band has recorded a number of albums here. He’s an Angelino; he calls Los Angeles home. And they will be releasing their latest album, ‘Bad Magic’, which comes out this Friday. We’re all looking forward to it, right?