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9th August 2017

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Love me like a reptile...

A team of music-mad British scientists unveiled an extinct, sea-dwelling crocodile from the Jurassic period on Wednesday and have named the fossil of the fierce giant reptile after Lemmy.

The newly monickered "Lemmysuchus" - Latin for Lemmy's crocodile - was about 5.8 metres (19 feet) long and had a skull of more than a metre, similar to a modern-day saltwater crocodile to which it is only distantly related.

Lemmysuchus terrorised coastal waters around Britain more than 145 million years ago.

Researchers from the Natural History Museum said in a statement:

"It would have been one of the largest coastal predators of its time.

"The teeth were large and blunt, perfect for crushing prey such as turtles."

Lemmysuchus was dug up at Peterborough in the early 20th century but it was recently re-examined by University of Edinburgh scientists and found to have been incorrectly categorised with other sea crocodiles from the area.

Given that it belonged to a unique group, the creature "needed a new scientific name," continued the statement.

"Natural History Museum curator Lorna Steel was still mourning the demise of her favourite band, and suggested that it should be named after her musical hero.

"Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we'd like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of the nastiest sea creatures ever to have inhabited the Earth," the statement quoted Steel as saying.

Lorna Steel herself said:

"Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we'd like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth.

"As a long-standing Motörhead fan I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to immortalise the rock star in this way."


motorhead in full flight

'Motörhead In Full Flight' is a deluxe 128-page hardcase book complete with a set of prints encased in a metal flight case.

This predominantly photographic book of largely unpublished, never before seen images brings together a mixture of concert photos and off stage shots from the late 70s through to the late 80s, covering the classic line-up with Phil Taylor and Fast Eddie Clarke through to the four-man line-up with Phil Campbell, Würzel and Pete Gill.

motorhead in full flight

The never before seen images include shots from recording sessions and video shoots plus back stage at the tenth anniversary gig at Hammersmith, June 1985. There are even some hilarious photos of Lemmy during a beer tasting session and many more of the band's legendary frontman as you have never seen him before.

Includead are four prints ideal for framing, one band shot and one each of Lemmy, Phil Taylor and Fast Eddie Clarke.

motorhead in full flight

This strictly limited edition hardback is bound to sell quickly and become a future collector's item, making it an essential addition to any self-respecting fan's Motörhead collection.

These books will be shipped by a signed courier service. We cannot ship to PO Boxes so when you order please ensure you include a full delivery address where there will be someone to sign and receive it.

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The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment. Orders will ship on 7th July 2017.

motorhead in full flight

Publication date: 7th July 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-74-8
Format: Hardback, A4 landscape, 128 pages.

motorhead in full flight


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