Friday, March 28, 2014

Motorhead drops out of Carolina Rebellion

If you are anything like me, one of the biggest draws to this year's two-day Carolina Rebellion Festival was the return of the mighty Motorhead. Organizers of the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion announced this afternoon that Lemmy and company will not be able to perform during the festival, which takes place May 3 and 4 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have learned that Motorhead will be unable to perform at Monster Energy's Carolina Rebellion in Concord, NC on May 3. We are working hard to find a replacement artist, so stay tuned to for further updates," reports the festival's publicist via press release.

Motorhead has had to cancel several tours since early last summer when frontman and founder Lemmy Kilmister, who is dealing with diabetes, suffered a hematoma. The band's European tour was cancelled in February due to Kilmister's continuing diabetes-related health problems. Doctors advised Kilmister not to embark on the tour.

Motorhead also cancelled its upcoming appearance at Rocklahoma - Carolina Rebellion's sister festival in Pryor, OK.

Saturday's Carolina Rebellion lineup still includes Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Blackstone Cherry, Trivium, Adelita's Way, Fozzy, Thousand Foot Krutch, Kyng, Devour the Day, and Truckfighters.

Sunday's lineup remains intact with Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Staind, A Day to Remember, Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, HellYeah, Of Mice & Men, Fuel, Nothing More, Redlight King, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome.

Tickets are currently available at