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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 - Bomber - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2020 15:41)on September 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
MOTORHEAD Bomber (1979 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the popular third studio album, including Sharpshooter, Stone Dead Forever, Dead Men Tell No Tales and the classic title track, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and thevinyl appears barely played - A really nice example BRON523)
- Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - German - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2020 15:40)on September 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (1980 West German 12-track LP, the proverbial classic Motorhead record with the institutionalised title track that surely only those of us asleep for the last 30 years haven't heard!? Picture sleeve with the classic playing card logo. The sleeve has some minor wear and, aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition)
- Motorhead - On Parole - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2020 15:37)on September 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
MOTORHEAD On Parole (1976 UK 9-track LP with A1/B1 matrices, featuring early versions of songs that became the basis for the first album, housed in a 'Rock File' picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear, and the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play LBR1004)
- Motorhead - Overkill - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-Sep-2020 15:34)on September 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
MOTORHEAD Overkill (Classic 1979 UK first pressing 10-track LP on regular black vinyl with A2/B1 matrices, their second studio album & first for Bronze Records. The picture sleeve displays minimal wear, the label has a small red 'P' Permastat sticker on the label to show the anti static solution was applied, whilst the vinyl looks barely played - a superb copy with no need to upgrade! BRON515)
- Motorhead - St Valentines Day Massacre EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2020 09:46)on September 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm
MOTORHEAD & GIRLSCHOOL St Valentines Day Massacre EP (1981 UK 3-track 7" vinyl EP, including Please Don't Touch, Bomber and Emergency, classic picture sleeve BRO116)
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