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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 - Motorhead - Live - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 14:35)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
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 - What's Words Worth? - 180gm - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $21.79, €22.39 (Back In Stock) (arrived 22-Aug-2022 07:53)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
MOTORHEAD What's Words Worth? (2009 UK limited edition 9-track Audiophile live LP pressed on 180gm vinyl, capturing the legendary rockers live at The Roundhouse, London on 18th February 1978 under the unlikely moniker of Iron Fist & The Hordesfrom Hell [no-one seems to remember why!!] - no overdubs, just 3 hairy geezers tearing their way through a dynamite set, including versions of 'White Line Fever', 'Leaving Here' and 'City Kids', gatefold picture sleeve. Factory sealed from new BOBV160LP) ** Limited to 1000 copies **
- Motorhead - Motorhead - White Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2022 16:20)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
MOTÖRHEAD Motorhead (1979 UK Big Beat issue of their 1977 debut 7" single pressed on White Vinyl, also including City Kids, issued in the black & white picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the back. The sleeve displays some light edgescuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl remains barely played NS13)
- Motorhead - Bomber - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $10.90, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2022 16:23)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
MOTÖRHEAD Bomber (1979 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Over The Top, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light creasing at the opening & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play BRO85)
- Motorhead - St Valentines Day Massacre EP - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $13.08, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2022 16:53)on September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am
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. The sleeve shows just a little light wear & monior creasing, with the vinyl remaining in excellent condition with few signs of play BRO116)
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