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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 - White Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2020 08:02)on December 1, 2020 at 11:41 pm
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 shelfwear,mainly at the edges while the vinyl remains in barely played NS13)
- Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - RSD 2020 - Red Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 12" vinyl - £24.99, $31.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 27-Nov-2020 15:28)on December 1, 2020 at 11:41 pm
MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (Record Store Day Black Friday 2020 UK limited edition 12" single pressed on Red Vinyl, also includes the never before released 2020 Instrumental remix. Just in time for the holidays comes this special reissue of 1980 UK Christmas single, the cover features the band in Santa suits with facsimile signatures, and includes a Holiday Ornament; remains factory sealed in the hype-stickered shrink)
- Motorhead - Motorhead - White Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Oct-2020 15:53)on December 1, 2020 at 11:41 pm
MOTORHEAD Motorhead (2017 limited edition UK 8-track LP pressed on Heavyweight White Vinyl, featuring the well known title track & other early blazin' rockers, housed in a silver embossed picture sleeve with picture/narrative inner. The sleeve is Excellent with a little minor edge wear & the vinyl is Near Mint WIK2)
- Motorhead - On Parole - 180gm Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £26.99, $33.74, €30.23 (New Item) (arrived 08-Oct-2020 15:00)on December 1, 2020 at 11:41 pm
MOTORHEAD On Parole (2020 UK/EU limited edition 15-track extended & remastered double 180gram Vinyl LP issue of the 1979 album which was recorded late 1975 / early 1976 and was originally intended to be released as their debut album. This edition also comes with five bonus recordings including a selection of original takes and the demo version of 'Fools'. Complete with liner notes from Motorhead's founding member Lucas Fox, the two vinyl discs are UNPLAYED housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original hype-stickered shrinkwrap LBR1004)
- Motorhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith - US - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2020 09:09)on December 1, 2020 at 11:41 pm
MOTORHEAD No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (US 11-track limited edition LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring material recorded live in the UK between 1980 & '81, within a single pocket picture sleeve which remains factory sealed SRM-1-4023)
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