Listen to Motorhead’s Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’
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Their gritty take on Bowie’s classic 1977 song will appear on their upcoming Under Cover.album. Motorhead’s version was recorded in 2015 during the sessions for the Bad Magic LP, and was one of the last the band recorded before frontman Lemmy Kilmister‘s death that year. You can watch the video above.
“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,” Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell noted in a press release. “Lemmy ended up loving our version.”
Drummer Mikkey Dee added that Kilmister 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!”
The video is not only a tribute to Bowie, who died just a few weeks after Kilmister, but to their departed frontman as well. It features live black-and-white concert footage of the band from recent years, as well as heartwarming offstage footage spliced with candid photos of Kilmister.
The band played the song live only once, in June 2015 at the Aftershock Festival in Germany. Under Cover, which features covers of 10 classic rock songs, is due Sept. 1. You can pre-order it now.
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