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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 - Live To Win - Red Vinyl - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $40.79, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2021 13:35)on April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD + LEMMY Live To Win (2021 US limited edition 9-track LP pressed on Red Vinyl - a unqiue collection celebrating the life and legacy of Lemmy, with solo and band tracks. Includes the Motörhead classic Overkill as well as killer covers of AC/DC, Judas Priest, Elvis, Queen, U2, Johnny Burnette & more. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with an eye-popping illustration on the front, hype sticker, and factory sealed. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. Recommended)
- Motorhead - Bomber - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 12:37)on April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD Bomber (1979 UK 10-track LP, including Sharpshooter, Stone Dead Forever, Dead Men Tell No Tales & the classic title track. The picture sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, and the vinyl shows just a few light signs of play, overall an excellent example BRON523)
- Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - Injection - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 09:01)on April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (1980 UK injection moulded 7'' vinyl single, also including Dirty Love, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear with a small seam split to the bottom and the vinyl has little sign of play BRO106)
- Motorhead - No Remorse - Leather Sleeve - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £95.00, $129.20, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 10:51)on April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD No Remorse (1984 UK limited edition 24-track vinyl 2-LP compilation album, complete with original illustrated inners & special embossed black leather sleeve. The sleeve & inners displays some light general wear, whist the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. As it says on the back of the cover - Play Loud! MOTOR1)
- Motorhead - Orgasmatron - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $40.80, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 10:57)on April 16, 2021 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD Orgasmatron (1986 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the seventh full length release and only studio album to feature Pete Gill on drums, glossy picture sleeve with lyrics to the title track on the reverse along with a fold-out picture lyric insert.The sleeve diasplays only light wear but hhas a light crease on the back, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play GWLP1)
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