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When Motörhead were nominated for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, only singer-songwriter and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor were named as band members.
Kilmister and Taylor died in 2015 and Clarke in 2018. Campbell joined the band in 1984 and stayed until Kilmister’s death. Before the Hall made its correction, Dee, the drummer from 1992, told Billboard the snub from the Hall of Fame was “pure wrong”.
“I know Phil will be very disappointed too,” he said. “We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was. We did 25 years out of the 40.
“The original band lasted just a few years. They started it off, but as Lemmy said himself they wouldn’t have lasted another six months doing that line-up. I don’t think we would’ve been where we are today without the 25 years we spent touring.”
As the Hall biography now says, Dee and Campbell are generally credited with “pushing [Mötorhead’s] sound into new directions”, including seminal albums Orgasmatron, Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1916 and Bastards.
After Campbell and Dee were added to the Hall’s listing, a message posted to Mötorhead’s Twitter account said: “Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the Rock Hall for listening and adding Phil and Mikkey. All for one and one for all!”
The other nominations for induction in 2020 are Notorious BIG, Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Nine Inch Nails, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T Rex and Thin Lizzy.
A public vote is under way and the ceremony will be held in Cleveland next May.
Asked how he thought Kilmister would respond to the nomination, Dee told Billboard the singer would be delighted.
“I remember when we won a Grammy [in 2005] he was prouder than any of us,” he said. “He really glowed.
“I said, ‘Lem, this is pretty fucking cool,’ and he said, ‘You’re right, mate. This is great.’ And when we got our hands in the Rock Walk on Sunset in Hollywood, that was also a moment for him, and he was really proud. And this here [nomination] is the king of kings, if you will, so he would’ve been very, very proud.”
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- Motorhead - Overkill - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $45.15, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 15-May-2020 16:58)on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm
MOTORHEAD Overkill (Classic 1979 UK 10-track LP on regular black vinyl, their second studio album & first for Bronze Records. Comes housed in a glossy picture sleeve with a 'Limited Edition - Special Price' stamp in gold on the front. The sleeve[VG+] shows some paper scuffing around the edges & the vinyl is Excellent with barely any play BRON515)
- Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $51.60, €46.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-May-2020 16:51)on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (1980 UK 12-track LP, the proverbial classic Motorhead record with the institutionalised title track, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with the classic playing card logo & leather tassles aplenty! The sleeve is Excellentwith only the odd faint crease & the vinyl is nice & clean & grades EX/EX- with a few minor paper scuffs not affecting play BRON531)
- Motorhead - Motorhead - Live - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2020 16:12)on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm
MOTORHEAD Motorhead (1981 UK limited edition 7" picture disc single, also including Over The Top - both tracks recorded live on their 1981 UK tour, clear PVC sleeve BROP124)
- Motorhead - Great Pleasure - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £55.00, $70.95, €64.35 (New Item) (arrived 03-Apr-2020 14:55)on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm
MOTORHEAD & THE YOUNG & MOODY BAND Great Pleasure (1981 Japanese-only 6-track 12" vinyl EP, with stunning 6" picture labels, issued in a die-cut picture sleeve with Japanese/lyric insert & 'Pic Label' obi-strip. This 12" has three tracks by The Young & Moody Band featuring Lemmy & The Nolans (!) & includes three tracks by Motorhead, each side with its own respective band picture label, all near mint VIP-5914)
- Motorhead - Wake The Dead - Sealed Boxset - German - cd album box set - £24.99, $32.24, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 18-Feb-2020 11:33)on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm
MOTORHEAD Wake The Dead (2016 German limited edition triple CD boxset comprising their final three studio albums: The Wörld Is Yours , Aftershock  and Bad Magic . All three discs are UNPLAYED inside their own jewel cases, housed together inside the 6" x 5" x 1.5" clamshell box displaying doodles taken directly from Lemmy's personal journals and remains sealed within its original stickered shrinkwrap complete with a photocard with facsimile autographs and asticker! UDR087P75)
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