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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, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jul-2021 09:36)on July 28, 2021 at 4:18 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 edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl remains barely played NS13)
- Motorhead - Aftershock - German - CD album - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 13-May-2021 12:08)on July 28, 2021 at 4:18 am
MOTORHEAD Aftershock (2013 German Limited Edition14-track CD album. This version was originally released with Classic Rock magazine as part of a 'Fan Pack' edition and comes in a digibook sleeve with integral lyric booklet CRP15-10-13)
- Motorhead - Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $48.29, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2021 12:39)on July 28, 2021 at 4:18 am
MOTORHEAD Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin (2021 UK 2-LP set pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring a thunderous performance from the band's 2012 Kings of The Road tour, spanning fifteen classics across four decades. Housed in an embossed gatefold picture sleeve, and remains factory sealed)
- Motorhead - Motorhead - Black & White - UK - 7" picture disc - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2021 09:03)on July 28, 2021 at 4:18 am
MOTÖRHEAD Motorhead (1980 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring a black & white image reversed on each side. The debut single originally released in 1977, also including City Kids and housed in a clear PVC sleeve NSP13)
- Motorhead - No Remorse - Leather Sleeve - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $103.50, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2021 18:50)on July 28, 2021 at 4:18 am
MOTORHEAD No Remorse (1984 UK limited edition 24-track double compilation LP, complete with original illustrated lyric inners & special embossed black leather sleeve. The sleeve & inners shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play. As it says on the back of the cover - Play Loud! MOTOR1)
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