Funko announced a bunch of new music-related Pop! vinyl figures earlier today (January 20) as part of this year’s London Toy Fair. They include new figures inspired by Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost, Motörhead, ZZ Top, Weezer, Eazy-E, and Willie Nelson.
After previously being snubbed, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee have officially been added to Motörhead’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination. The band commented:
“Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the #ROCKHALL2020 for listening and adding Phil & Mikkey. All for one and one for all!”
Original Motörhead guitarist Larry Wallis has sadly passed away at the age of 70. A cause of death has yet to be revealed. A new reflective piece on Wallis’ career can be read HERE
Motörhead have shared live footage of “Stay Clean” from a show the band played in 1979. You can check that out below. As previously reported, expanded 40th anniversary editions of “Overkill” and “Bomber” will be released on October 25.
Airfix have announced that they will be releasing a new model plane based on the cover art for Motörhead’s “Bomber.” It will be available in the fall and more info can be found HERE. It’s worth noting that cover artist Adrian Chesterman actually used an Airfix model of a Heinkel 111 as a reference while creating the artwork.
Late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s long-lost country duet with Lynda Kay, “The Mask,” has finally surfaced and can be heard below. The track will appear on Kay‘s upcoming double album “Black & Gold.“
Motörhead have announced that they will releasing 40th anniversary editions of “Overkill” and “Bomber” on October 25. Both albums will be available as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP formats and they will include previously unheard concerts from 1979. Fans will be able to purchase the records as a “1979” box set. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
Here’s everything the box set will include:
- Both the original “Overkill” and “Bomber” albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl created from the original master tapes
- Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 tours
- A 40-page period-accurate “music magazine” featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era
- “The Rest of ’79” Vinyl, featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks
- “No Class” 7″ single with gatefold art
- The “Bomber” tour program
- “Overkill” sheet music book
- ’79 badge set
- All encased in black biker jacket box
It’s worth noting that this is the first in a new series of releases from the band’s career and that it was created in cooperation with the estates of the late Lemmy Kilmister, the late “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and the late Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. You can check out a live video for “Bomber” from a 1979 show below: