PHIL CAMPBELL: It Kind Of Pisses Me Off That People Think MOTÖRHEAD Was ‘LEMMY’s Thing’

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In an interview on Scars & Guitars Podcast, guitarist Phil Campbell reacts to fans who think that MOTÖRHEAD was just Lemmy‘s thing.

“We still play ‘Ace of Spades’ and one or two MOTÖRHEAD songs. I enjoy playing them, they go down well. We play lots of our own stuff as well,” he said.

“Some people, they don’t even bother to read the writing credits of the MOTÖRHEAD stuff,” Phil continued. They just think it’s Lemmy‘s thing. That kind of pisses me off. A lot of people seem to think that way.

He added: “A few times I’ve said to people, ‘Read the writing credits.’ You can only take so much sometimes. [Laughs] It depends on what mood you get in, but I know what all the other band members have contributed. It was a proper band effort, we all worked hard with that band. Everyone was working their asses off.”

Lemmy passed away on 28 December 2015, four days after his 70th birthday, from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death.