Motorhead's Backstage Antics Revealed in 'Roadkill'

See exclusive shots from the behind-the-scenes book

Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead during sound check at Glasgow Carling Academy in Scotland.
© Pep Bonet | NOOR
January 24, 2013 4:35 PM ET

Back in 2008, photographer and lifetime Motörhead fan Pep Bonet met up with his favorite rock & roll band to capture their European tour. Since then, Bonet's traveled around the world with Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, capturing everything from soundchecks and backstage antics to studio time and intimate personal moments. Bonet's photos are compiled in a new book, Röadkill, which you can order on his website.

Now you can check out this exclusive multimedia collection of Bonet's pictures, narrated by the photographer himself. "I admired these people before I met them," says Bonet in the clip, "and I can say I admire them more now because I've seen the reality of the best rock & roll band in the world."

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