Motorhead Hit or Miss With Bomber
The aluminum lighting rig first appeared in 1979 and was the first-ever rig capable of movement. Since then it's made regular appearances above the band, including on their current world tour. But while it's a fan favourite, Motorhead don't always feel the same way about the device.
Lemmy tells Zippo how a 'flight' in the bomber set him on a war footing with a roadie: "I once got in it on the encore at Nottingham Royal Theatre. He lifted it up. I had a curly lead that was stretched straight and it was pulling me out of the plane.
"I thought, 'You bastard – if you get me down from here alive I'll f**king kill you.' He lowered my down, but he'd gone. He was out the building before I got on the floor."
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