In 1999 Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats and Danny B. Harvey from The Rockats, went into the studio to record an Elvis Presley track with Johnny Ramone for an Elvis Tribute Album Danny B. was producing for Cleopatra Records. After cutting a song with Johnny Ramone they decided to record two more songs as a trio and the results were so good decided to form a band and play and record all their favorite rock’n’roll songs for the good old days, Headcat was born! Their first album “Fool’s Paradise, named after the Buddy Holly song they recorded on the album. contained 9 Buddy Holly songs as well as an instrumental version of Buddy’s song “True Love Ways.”
For the next 15 years Headcat performed live all over the world, whenever Lemmy could get away from tours with Motorhead and Danny B and Slim Jim were both free. During that time they recorded 2 albums and filmed a live DVD, rocking on Sunset Strip. In December 2015 Lemmy passed away at the age of 70 years old, two weeks after playing his last show with Headcat. In the following 3 years after his passing Headcat continued, first with David Vincent filling in on vocals bass and now with Danny B. Harvey taking over leadership. In 2018 Danny B. teamed up with David Vincent from Morbid and Headcat played Wacken to 400k people and released an EP called “Born To Lose, Live to Win” as a tribute to Lemmy.
Danny B. recently changed the band name to Headcat 13 out of respect for Lemmy Kilmister and to distinguish between Headcat era with Lemmy and Headcat without. Rest assured The spirit, vision and song list the same and the band sounds better than ever. In 2020 Danny B. released a new HEADCAT 13 album on Cleopatra Records featuring special guest Alan Davey on bass, Alan was the bassist Hawkwind for 25 years after replacing his good mate Lemmy. Also in 2020 Danny B. had a lot of festivals and a European tour canceled because ofthe pandemic but look for their return as soon as possible.