Motorhead frontman’s side project Headcat to release new album

Lemmy , Slim Jim Phantom and Rockabilly legend Danny B. Harvey have teamed up in a high-energy ‘take no prisoners’ combo just to remind the world how rock’n’roll is supposed to sound. When it comes to real rock’n’roll these three guys have lived it, breathed it, bled it and have set the lifestyle example that all you rebels, rockers and outcasts should strive to follow – the ‘Mad Men’ of HeadCat are coming!

HeadCat was formed in 2000 after recording an Elvis Presley tribute special to which all band members contributed. Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Danny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs / The Rockats) and Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) were all inspired by this music. Their love for rockabilly, blues and rock ’n’ roll is still unbroken and HeadCat is more vital than ever. Slim Jim Phantom was born in Brooklyn and listened to his parents’ jazz records. At the age of ten he took up the drums although he always says that the drums chose him. He is an exceptional drummer who cemented his place among rock royalty long time ago and inspires and excites audiences worldwide.

Danny B. Harvey is Texas born and also discovered his love for music very early. He started playing the guitar at the age of six and even got a full scholarship to study classical guitar. He developed a finger picking guitar style that’s very unique and based on his idols Merle Travis and Chet Atkins but also a result of his classical-technique education.

Lemmy Kilmister was born and raised in England and started to play the guitar at the age of sixteen. With a laughing eye he always said that he only took the guitar to impress the girls. He is an autodidact and changed early to bass as he stated he wasn’t a good guitar player. After founding Motörhead in 1975 he knows the ups and downs in the business and has reached the status of an Icon all over the world.

The sound, style and image of HeadCat playing songs of a bygone era remains as fresh today as ever and the band combines the ever young rockabilly with their amazing energy, power and love to music. Again, these guys are living it, breathing it and bleeding it – true rock ’n ’rollers!

Twelve fantastic songs for ‘Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk’ were chosen easily.
‘American Beat’ is a song written in the studio – Lemmy had the words and the rest came together very quickly. ‘American Beat ‘ is ready to conquer the radio stations and make everyone wanna dance. ’I Ain’t Never ‘ is one of the songs Lemmy really likes and Danny knew it – a real country, rockabilly number, full of love and ready to take you drifting away. ‘Let It Rock’ is one of their favorite Chuck Berry tunes – The Stones did it a lot in their live show in the 70’s – HeadCat plays a different version. ‘Something Else’ is a classic Eddie Cochran – Lemmy came on stage with the Stray Cats and jammed on it at a show in the 90’s at Hammersmith Odeon so it came quite natural to take this on the record as well.

The new album ‘Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk’ is due to be released on July 4th, 2011 and has been recorded at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood, produced by Cameron Webb.

1. American Beat ( Head Cat)
2. Say Mama ( Gene Vincent)
3. I Ain’t Never ( Webb Pierce)
4. Bad Boy ( Larry Williams)
5. Shaking All Over ( Johnny Kidd)
6. Let It Rock ( Chuck Berry)
7. Something Else ( Eddie Cochran)
8. The Eagle Flies On Friday ( Head Cat)
9. Trying To Get To You ( Elvis Presley)
10. You Can’t Do That (Lennon/McCartney)
11. It’ll Be Me ( Jerry Lee Lewis)
12. Crossroads ( Robert Johnson)

Lemmy’s band Motorhead will be touring the UK in Novmeber this year with support from Anti Nowhere League and UK Subs, dates below


Wednesday 2 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Thursday 3 Newcastle City Hall
Saturday 5 O2 Academy Glasgow
Sunday 6 Liverpool University – Mountford Hall
Tuesday 8 Bristol Colston Hall
Friday 11 Norwich Uea
Saturday 12 London Hmv Hammersmith Apollo
Monday 14 Plymouth Pavilions
Tuesday 15 Southampton Guildhall
Thursday 17 Nottingham Royal Centre
Friday 18 O2 Apollo Manchester


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