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WikiProject Motörhead    (Inactive)
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to do[edit]

Things to do from the Portal:Motörhead[edit]

Motörhead article[edit]

Main article: Motörhead

On the project page I note "Clean up the entirety of of unnecessary trivia, especially the main article" - is there some or is that a standard line?--Alf melmac 05:30, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Well, in my opinion, the main article has too many details about shows (Motörhead played two dates at the Arena Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aires in April, 1993 and toured Europe from early June until early July, returning to the states to play one show at the New York Ritz on August 14.[20] - this is an example). They've done so many gigs over the years that I don't see the purpose of pointing out "normal, everyday" gigs like these. Roda 08:38, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
I suppose it could be reduced to just the named tours, though I personally don't see that it's unproportional, when I tried to pinpoint the early dates it gets very muddy very quickly. Shame you didn't say this much earlier though, like before I ever got started on trying to make the history of the band a complete picture. What kind of device should we use to decide which mentions of which are good and which ones aren't?--Alf melmac 10:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I know I should have thought about this earlier, but I was too busy with college to participate. Maybe, we could mention just some noteworthy dates, like big audience shows, or shows with special guests (ok, maybe not all of these, considering how many they have done). I dunno, I'll read the article again and try to give some suggestions. Roda 11:08, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Not a problem, being "full" and deciding what we don't want is better than having "little" and grabbing hold of anything we can get. It has crossed my mind more than once that another option would be to have an article titled "Motörography" or similar - with all the dates in an easy layout to see, that would certainly take any pressure of the main article having so many and satisfy those who want a 'where and when guide'.--Alf melmac 12:19, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Or, since that already exist on Motörhead's official web site, just put the link to that. Roda 08:55, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
The listings there don't give us the data about which shows were recorded and have had subsequent releases, the television and radio appearances also do not get explained as they do in some sources, in my sandbox is a mix of Burridge's info (mostly the first part) and the Motorhead site (the later stuff) I was hoping to get it all up to the same kind of standard but maybe it's just not worth it.--Alf melmac 09:17, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Needing creation[edit]

 Motörhead discography details;
   * Recorded: June 16, 2005
   * Location: Hammersmith Apollo
   * Released: July 16, 2007 on two discs
   * Label: SPV
   * Line-up: #11
 Motörhead discography details;
   * Recorded:
   * Released: November 1, 2005 on two discs
   * Label: Silverline
   * Line-up:

Userbox change/alternative[edit]

Current (Template:User WikiProject Motörhead):

Mötorhead This user is a member of WikiProject Motörhead.


Motörhead SuitSpades.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Motörhead.

if anyone knows how to evoke anything like Blackletter, please edit that in. And as an afterthought the background colour might look good in "project brown" instead of black. Feelings on this lot?--Alf melmac 19:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I like the new design better. It adds that Ace of Spades symbol in there. ;) Arundhati lejeune 16:07, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
My only regret is it doesn't work as well in Internet Explorer as it does in FireFox and others (viewed using IE, it leave a white box around the ace).--Alf melmac 12:58, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

White Line Fever[edit]

I have added a little detail of the content, however it is still a short article, so please add to it, as I cannot gather enough detail myself.(GowsiPowsi 20:24, 22 August 2007 (UTC))

Featured Article Candidate[edit]

I hope those in the project will approve of me nudging Bubba hotep into putting the Motörhead article into the Featured Article process, the nomination is at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Motörhead, which you may wish to watchlist.--Alf melmac 23:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Update: the article was promoted to Featured Article status earlier today (update to candidacy page, update to article talk page header). Thanks to all those involved in getting it there.--Alf melmac 19:38, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Lemmy -> Kilmister[edit]

I thought I ought to raise this point here, I've noticed someone has gone through all of the Hawkwind and Motörhead articles changing the writers credits. As far as I'm aware, all of Lemmy's compositions (certainly the HW and early MH ones) have been published under his surname Kilmister. Have there ever been any songs published under the name "Lemmy"? Drwhawkfan 11:33, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware the credits are to "Lemmy Kilmister" on all the recordings that I've seen to date. I would suggest that, if we keep the article about him at Lemmy, then the credits should be listed as [[Lemmy|Lemmy Kilmister]]. If I recall right, I didn't care where his article was, as long as "what links here" was taken care of, as I'm chokka of people only doing the easy bit on page moving (hinting that I don't want to see the Lemmy article moved again).--Alf melmac 11:50, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Ah, perhaps I haven't expressed myself precisely. I'm not suggesting moving the Lemmy article, merely correcting the writer's credits in album and single articles. They did use to be correct. Drwhawkfan 12:31, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Apologies for reading too much in there then. Yes they did used to be correct, I will, when the Motorhead featured article candidacy is over, go through, with my stack of Motorhead vinyls and CDs and check each entry again to ensure the names as credited on the release are listed correctly.--Alf melmac 12:37, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


The fair use thingy for audio says "clips may be used to identify a musical style, group, or iconic piece of music when accompanied by appropriate sourced commentary and attributed to the copyright holder. Samples should generally not be longer than 30 seconds or 10% of the length of the original song, whichever is shorter." There is only one article with audio at preset - Motorhead (single), which doesn't have the most ideal (definitive?) moments from the song and doesn't have supporting text, are people interested in identifying any "iconic pieces", finding sources for relevant commentary and recording the 'definitive' section(s) and uploading them for the articles? There's more info about what's ok and how to do at Wikipedia:Music samples.--Alf melmac 01:18, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Possible hoax report of death of Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor[edit]

Someone earlier noted his death at Deaths in 2008 but didn't cite a source. I had certainly not heard any news. His article also said he'd died, but again, no source. I've reverted all this because as yet, there is no reliable source for this. I'm posting this here so anyone interested can keep an eye on his article. Thanks. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 22:06, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

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