Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Motorhead cover of David Bowie classic Heroes reaches YouTube milestone

The video fior Motorhead's cover of the David Bowie classic, “Heroes”, has reached a new milestone online.

The clip for track from the band’s 2017 collection, “Under Cover”, has surpassed 50 million views on the group's YouTube channel.

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,” said guitarist Phil Campbell at the time, “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,"
added 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!"

In addition the Motorhead’s version of the title track to Bowie’s 1977 record, “Under Cover” also saw the metal legends deliver versions of tunes originally recorded by The Ramones, Metallica, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Dio and more.

See also:

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Motorhead upgrade previously lost video for 2004 track Whorehouse Blues
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Motorhead release upgraded video for 2008 track Rock Out
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