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Motörhead announce ‘Under Cöver’ album featuring unheard David Bowie cover

Motörhead announce ‘Under Cöver’ album featuring unheard David Bowie cover

Motorhead just keep on rocking ! 

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A collection of some of Motörhead’s greatest covers is being released this September.

Titled ‘Under Cöver’, the album features Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee's unique take on tracks by The Sex Pistols (God Save The Queen), Metallica (Whiplash), The Rolling Stones (Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Sympathy For The Devil), Judas Priest (Breaking The Law) and Dio (Starstruck) recorded between 1992 and 2005.

Making the release extra special is that it includes a previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s seminal classic ‘Heroes’, given the unique Motörhead twist.

The Bowie cover was recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 with producer Cameron Webb, and was one of the last songs Motörhead recorded together before Lemmy’s untimely death in December 2015.

Phil Campbell comments: “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,” adds Mikkey Dee. “Not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be – fun!”

Reflecting upon the album as a whole, Mikkey adds: “We were happy with them at the time and we’re happy with them now! We should remember that it’s about having some fun with songs that we all loved.”

‘Under Cöver’ is released on various formats on Friday 1st September via Motörhead Music.

The track-listing is as follows:

1) Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
2) God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
3) Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
4) Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
5) Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
6) Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
7) Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
8) Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
9) Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
10) Shoot ‘Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
11) Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005


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100 Greatest Metal Albums revealed by Rolling Stone

100 Greatest Metal Albums revealed by Rolling Stone

Do you agree with Rolling Stone? 

Are there any missing? Is the number 1 the right choice? 

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Critics at Rolling Stone have unveiled what they believe are the 100 greatest metal records ever.

Fittingly, heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath top the extensive list with their 1970 masterpiece ‘Paranoid’, while the Birmingham band’s self-titled debut is close behind in fifth spot.

Heaping praise on Sabbath’s second record, which spawned colossal anthems ‘War Pigs’, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Paranoid’, the US magazine justified its lofty no.1 spot by writing:

“Paranoid was the sound of Black Sabbath's reality, a plea for understanding that would resonate with millions of people feeling the same disaffection, many of whom would form groups like Metallica, Pantera and Slipknot – groups that would change the face of metal, as well as the world.”

Black Sabbath in the early 1970s © PA Images

In second place on the countdown is Metallica’s thrash metal opus ‘Master of Puppets’, with Judas Priest’s tour-de-force ‘British Steel’ in third place and Iron Maiden’s influential third LP ‘Number of the Beast’ in fourth.

Completing the Top 10 are Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’, Motörhead’s ‘No Remorse’, Megadeth’s ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’, Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Oz’ and Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’.

The full top 100 is as follows:

100. Avenged Sevenfold – ‘City Of Evil’
99. Evanescence – ‘Fallen’
98. Sunn O))) – ‘Monoliths & Dimensions’
97. Gojira – ‘From Mars To Sirius’
96. Kvelertak – ‘Meir’
95. Dream Theater – ‘Images And Words’
94. Deafheaven – ‘Sunbather’
93. White Zombie – ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One’
92. Eyehategod – ‘Take As Needed For Pain’
91. Naked City – ‘Torture Garden’
90. Body Count – ‘Body Count’
89. Nightwish – ‘Once’
88. Pig Destroyer – ‘Terrifyer’
87. Manowar – ‘Hail To England’
86. Lamb Of God – ‘As The Palaces Burn’
85. Darkthrone – ‘Transilvanian Hunger’
84. High On Fire – ‘Blessed Black Wings’
83. Baroness – ‘The Red Album’
82. Entombed – ‘The Left Hand Path’
81. Bathory – ‘Under The Sign Of The Black Mark’
80. Ministry – ‘Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs’
79. At The Gates – ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’
78. Voivod – ‘Dimension Hatröss’
77. Meshuggah – ‘Destroy Erase Improve’
76. Twisted Sister – ‘Stay Hungry’
75. Morbid Angel – ‘Covenant’
74. Venom – ‘Welcome To Hell’
73. Scorpions – ‘Blackout’
72. Isis – ‘Oceanic’
71. Living Colour – ‘Vivid’
70. Death – ‘Human’
69. Soundgarden – ‘Louder Than Love’
68. Marilyn Manson – ‘Portrait Of Am American Family’
67. Queensrÿche – ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
66. Deftones – ‘White Pony’
65. Faith No More – ‘Angel Dust’
64. Godflesh – ‘Streetcleaner’
63. Sodom – ‘Agent Orange’
62. Sleep – ‘Jerusalem’
61. Converge – ‘Jane Doe’
60. Melvins – ‘Bullhead’
59. Napalm Death – ‘From Enslavement To Obliteration’
58. Life Of Agony – ‘River Runs Red’
57. Emperor – ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’
56. The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Calculating Infinity’
55. Opeth – ‘Blackwater Park’
54. Helmet – ‘Meantime’
53. Type O Negative – ‘Bloody Kisses’
52. Def Leppard’ – ‘Pyromania’
51. Carcass – ‘Heartwork’
50. Slipknot – ‘Iowa’
49. Neurosis – ‘Through Silver In Blood’
48. Rainbow – ‘Rising’
47. Slayer – ‘South Of Heaven’
46. Mastodon – ‘Leviathan’
45. Exodus – ‘Bonded By Blood’
44. Mötley Crüe – ‘Shout At The Devil’
43. Judas Priest – ‘Stained Class’
42. Diamond Head – ‘Lightning To The Nations’
41. Kyuss – ‘Blues For The Red Sun’
40. Mayhem – ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’
39. Pantera – ‘Far Beyond Driven’
38. Iron Maiden – ‘Powerslave’
37. Black Sabbath – ‘Heaven And Hell’
36. Van Halen – ‘Women And Children First’
35. Metallica – ‘Kill ‘Em All’
34. Black Sabbath – ‘Master Of Reality’
33. Megadeth – ‘Countdown To Extinction’
32. Black Sabbath – ‘Sabotage’
31. Slayer – ‘Seasons In The Abyss’
30. Korn – ‘Korn’
29. Sepultura – ‘Chaos A.D.’
28. Celtic Frost – ‘Morbid Tales’
27. System Of A Down – ‘Toxicity’
26. Alice In Chains – ‘Dirt’
25. Metallica – ‘Metallica’
24. Rage Against The Machine – ‘Rage Against The Machine’
23. Danzig – ‘Danzig’
22. Mötley Crüe – ‘Too Fast For Love’
21. Metallica – ‘…And Justice For All’
20. Anthrax – ‘Among The Living’
19. Megadeth – ‘Rust In Peace’
18. Tool – ‘Ænima’
17. Mercyful Fate – ‘Melissa’
16. Dio – ‘Holy Diver’
15. Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Diary Of A Madman’
14. Black Sabbath – ‘Vol. 4’
13. Iron Maiden – ‘Iron Maiden’
12. Judas Priest – ‘Screaming For Vengeance’
11. Metallica – ‘Ride The Lightning’
10. Pantera – ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’
9. Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’
8. Megadeth – ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’
7. Motörhead – ‘No Remorse’
6. Slayer – ‘Reign In Blood’
5. Black Sabbath – ‘Black Sabbath’
4. Iron Maiden – ‘The Number Of The Beast’
3. Judas Priest – ‘British Steel’
2. Metallica – ‘Master Of Puppets’
1. Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid’

Status Quo to release deluxe editions of three classic albums

Status Quo to release deluxe editions of three classic albums

Three of Status Quo’s classic albums are being re-released in expanded deluxe 2CD and 3CD formats later this spring.

All originally released on the Vertigo imprint, 1976’s ‘Blue For You’, 1980’s ‘Just Supposin’ and 1981’s ‘Never Too Late’ have all been remastered from the original tapes by Andy Pearce and Bob Young.

Likely to delight Quo aficionados, between the three special editions there are 36 previously unreleased tracks and unheard versions, together with extensive sleeve notes and rarely seen photos.

Fully supported and endorsed by Status Quo themselves, the special editions will be issued by UMC on 26th May 2017. ‘Blue For You’ and ‘Just Supposin’ cost £12.99 and ‘Never Too Late’ costs £16.99. 

The full track-listing is as follows:


Disc One
Is There a Better Way?
Mad About the Boy
Ring of A Change
Blue for You
Rolling Home
That's A Fact
Ease Your Mind
Mystery Song
Disc Two
You Lost the Love – B-Side
Mystery Song - Single Version
Wild Side of Life – B-Side
All Through the Night – B-Side
Wild Side of Life - Demo
Bye Bye Johnny – Osaka *
Caroline – Osaka *
Don't Waste My Time – Osaka *
In My Chair – Osaka *
Roll Over Lay Down – Osaka *
Is There a Better Way – Osaka *
Rain –Osaka *
Honky Tonk Angel - Demo
Disc One
What You're Proposing
Run to Mummy
Don't Drive My Car
Over the Edge
The Wild Ones
Name of The Game
Coming and Going
Rock 'N' Roll
Disc Two
AB Blues – B-Side
Coming and Going - Writing 1980
Don't Drive My Car - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Over the Edge - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Rock N Roll - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Something 'bout You Baby I Like - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
What Your Proposing - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Disco One
Never Too Late 
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
Take Me Away
Falling In Falling Out
Long Ago
Mountain Lady
Don't Stop Me Now
Enough Is Enough
Disc Two
Rock 'N' Roll - Single Version
Don't Stop Me Now - Austrian Flexi Disc *
What You're Proposing - Austrian Flexi Disc *
LP Overview - Austrian Flexi Disc *
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - Austrian Flexi Disc *
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - demo acoustic instrumental
Caroline - St Austell 1981 *
Roll Over Lay Down - St Austell 1981*
Backwater - St Austell 1981*
Little Lady - St Austell 1981 *
Don't Drive My Car - St Austell 1981*
Whatever You Want - St Austell 1981*
Hold You Back - St Austell 1981*
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - St Austell 1981*
Rockin All Over the World - St Austell 1981*
Over the Edge - St Austell 1981*
Disc Three
Rock N Roll - St Austell 1981*
Dirty Water - St Austell 1981*
4500 Times - St Austell 1981*
Big Fat Mama - St Austell 1981*
Don't Waste My Time - St Austell 1981*
Roadhouse Blues - St Austell 1981*
Rain - St Austell 1981*
Down Down - St Austell 1981*
Drum Solo - St Austell 1981*
Bye Bye Johnny - St Austell 1981*
*Previously unreleased

Story courtesy of Planet Rock