Monday, July 24, 2017

VIDEO: Motorhead preview Under Cover collection with Sex Pistols classic

Motorhead are streaming a video performance of the Sex Pistols classic, “God Save The Queen”, as a preview to their forthcoming covers collection, “Under Cover.”

Due September 1, the 11-track set delivers amped-up covers of tunes originally recorded by The Ramones, Metallica, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, The Rolling Stones, Dio and Twisted Sister.

The package also features an unreleased take on David Bowie's 1977 classic "Heroes.” Recorded in 2015 during sessions for their 22nd and final studio album, “Bad Magic”, the track was one of the last songs the band recorded together before frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s passing at his Los Angeles home on December 28, 2015 at the age of 70.

"It's such a great Bowie song, one of his best,” says guitarist Phil Campbell, “and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be, and Lemmy ended up loving our version."

"He was very, very proud of it," adds drummer Mikkey Dee, now a member of the Scorpions, "not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be - fun!"

Motorhead’s recording of Metallica’s 1983 classic, “Whiplash”, earned the band a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Metal Performance, while Kilmister co-wrote “Hellraiser” with Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde for the singer’s 1991 album, “No More Tears.”

Tracks for “Under Cover” were recorded during various studio sessions between 1992 and 2015.

A full track list can be found below.

"We were happy with them at the time and we're happy with them now!" explains Campbell, with Dee adding, "We should remember that it's about having some fun with songs that we all loved."

"Under Cöver" will be available in 1CD (digipack), 1x 180g black vinyl in gatefold, Super Deluxe boxset (1CD digipack, 1x 180g black vinyl and VIP guest pass), digital audio and MFiT audio.

"Under Cover"

Release date: September 1

01. "Breaking the Law" (Judas Priest) 2008
02. "God Save the Queen" (Sex Pistols) 2000
03. "Heroes" (David Bowie) 2015
04. "Starstruck" (Dio) 2014
05. "Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent) 1992
06. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (The Rolling Stones) 2001
07. "Sympathy for the Devil" (The Rolling Stones) 2015
08. "Hellraiser" (Ozzy Osbourne) 1992
09. "Rockaway Beach" (Ramones) 2002
10. "Shoot 'Em Down" (Twisted Sister) 2001
11. "Whiplash" (Metallica) 2005

See also:

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