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  MOTÖRHEAD'S COVER OF DAVID BOWIE'S 'HEROES' PREMIERES AT WACKEN
7th August 2017



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Motörhead's cover of David Bowie classic 'Heroes' got its very first public airing this weekend and was revealed as next year's Wacken Hymn at the world's biggest and best Metal festival.

Motörhead Music are to release 'Under Cöver', an album of Motörhead playing cover versions, in September 2017 and the compilation includes the previously unheard version of 'Heroes' which was recorded during the 'Bad Magic' sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb. It was one of the last songs the band recorded together.





A 75,000 strong crowd gathered in a mud-drenched Wacken as Alice Cooper put on a spectacular display which closed with his band's version of 'Ace Of Spades' for which bass player Chuck Garric took the lead vocal.

"This one's for Lemmy," cried Alice as a stellar performance was brought to a close with the Motörhead standard. Wacken organiser Thomas Jensen then took to the stage and addressed the masses.

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Thomas stated during his 'Heroes' introduction:

"There can't be a Wacken without Lemmy, we all know that so we have the honour to present you the 2018 Wacken Hymn, which will be Motörhead's epic take on David Bowie's 'Heroes'.

"So let me tell you, Lemmy wanted this song, during the recordings of 'Bad Magic, the latest album... he wanted this song to be on the album.

"And let's make it that he can hear us when we are all singing it."

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The song was then premiered, along with its official video as images of Lemmy and Motörhead appeared on the giant screens.

This is the complete, professionally shot, video of Alice Cooper's performance from Saturday in full. 'Ace Of Spades' starts at 1:14:48 and Thomas unveiling the first ever public airing of 'Heroes' follows immediately afterwards.



Phil Campbell told us about 'Heroes' when the release of 'Under Cöver' was first announced:

"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. And Lemmy ended up loving our version."

"He was very, very proud of it,” added Mikkey Dee. "Not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be – fun!"



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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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