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Listen to Motörhead’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

Posted by on August 3, 2017

During the course of Motörhead’s career, the band enjoyed grabbing one of their favorite songs by another artist and giving it a twist of their own, which they liked to call it, “Motörheading.” Surviving members have compiled a compilation entitled Under Cöver and it consists of 11 “Motörized” songs from artists such as Judas Priest, Sex Pistols, and Metallica. The album will come out on September 1st and today (3), the band have unveiled a new video for the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s “Heroes.”

The track was recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, and it’s referred as one of the final songs the band recorded together. The video includes live footage of the group over the years on and offstage along with images of the late Lemmy Kilmister. Rolling Stone reports that the group performed “Heroes” live only one time in their career in June 2015 as an encore at Germany’s Aftershock festival.

Guitarist Phil Campbell told Rolling Stone:

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

Drummer Mikkey Dee added:

“He was very, very proud of it not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun. Which is what projects like this should be – fun.”

Check out the video below:

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