As yesterday reported, two of MOTÖRHEAD’s most prolific members, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee, have been snubbed from the nomination.
Apart from MOTÖRHEAD legend Lemmy Kilmister, ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor have been included for 2020 contention.
Campbell joined MOTÖRHEAD in 1984 and remained as band’s guitarist until the passing of Lemmy in 2015, while Mikkey Dee joined the group in 1992 and also stood there ’till the end.
“That is pure wrong, I would say, and I know Phil will be very disappointed, too,” Mikkey said in an interview with Billboard. “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,” he continued. “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 lineup. I don’t think we would’ve been where we are today without the 25 years we spent touring.”
But, Dee added that he and Campbell will attend the induction ceremony if MOTÖRHEAD makes it through: “Absolutely. I think that’s a must. Phil and me have to attend — and play there, of course. It would be a real honor.”