- US institution includes Birmingham band on 2020 shortlist
- Outcry from fans and long-serving musicians wins change
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 - St Valentine's Day Massacre - EX - UK - 10" vinyl - £20.00, $26.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 28-Nov-2021 16:16)on November 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm
MOTORHEAD St Valentine's Day Massacre (1981 UK limited edition 3-track 10" EP featuring Please Don't Touch, with Girlschool covering Motorhead's Bomber & Motorhead [with Denise Dufort] covering Girlschool's Emergency, fantastic joint picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl remain in excellent condition with just a few faint signs of wear & play BROX116)
- Motorhead - Motorhead - Blue & White - UK - 7" picture disc - £25.00, $33.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 10-Nov-2021 14:40)on November 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm
MOTÖRHEAD Motorhead (1980 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring the classic 1977 debut release, also including City Kids. The clear sleeve shows minimal wear and the disc appears barely played NSP13)
- Motorhead - Rock 'N' Roll - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $39.90, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2021 10:18)on November 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm
MOTORHEAD Rock 'N' Roll (1987 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the eighth album and first as a four-piece, including Eat The Rich, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some minor general wear and the vinyl has just a few light scuffs leaving it Excellent GWLP4)
- Motorhead - 1979 (Nineteen Seventy Nine): Deluxe Edition Boxset - UK - vinyl box set - £169.99, $226.09, €200.59 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2021 11:57)on November 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm
MOTORHEAD 1979 (2019 UK/EU Limited Deluxe Edition EIGHT-DISC Vinyl Boxset comprising both their 'Overkill' and 'Bomber' albums newly half-speed mastered and pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl; two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the '79 tours [both in gatefold sleeves]; the Bonus The Rest Of '79 LP featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks; plus the Bonus 'No Class' 7" single in a tri-fold sleeve with all three original coverartwork variants. Complete with Bonus Materials including 40-page period-accurate 'music magazine' featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era, 'Bomber' tour program, 'Overkill' sheet music book and a '79 badge set [affixed to a printed card], all contents are BRAND NEW encase inside black biker jacket box which has just a little corner shelfwear but is debossed, with a lift off lid & wide obi / belly band in a soft sheen finish with spot matte & spot gloss varnish, zips / studs etc in silver foil block detail and the inside of the lid is designed to have the appearance of the inside of a leather jacket!)
- Motorhead - Bad Magic - German - picture disc LP - £35.00, $46.55, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2021 14:10)on November 29, 2021 at 8:11 pm
MOTORHEAD Bad Magic (2016 German limited edition 13-track Picture Disc LP, the final studio album from Lemmy & co, with a special guest appearance by Brian May on 'The Devil', also including their cover version of The Rolling Stones' 'SympathyFor The Devil', hype-stickered clear PVC envelope sleeve UDR057P92)** Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide **
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