James Hetfield campaigns for Motorhead to be in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on November 10, 2016

If there’s one thing that might get a band inducted in to the increasingly unimportant Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s an already-inducted band campaigning for them. And while it’s ludicrous that Motorhead didn’t make it into the Hall while Lemmy was alive, Metallica’s James Hetfields wants to see to it that the band eventually make it in. The band have covered Motorhead in the past, and have a song in tribute to Mr. Kilmister called “Murder One,” after his bass amp. Speaking to radio station KLOS, Hetfield commented: 

“There are so many great bands that haven’t been acknowledged – and if they do or don’t, it’s not up to me. It’s just a nod, a tip of the cap. What does it really mean to be in there? I don’t know. But to some of these bands it might mean the world. With the passing of Lemmy, it’s really, really important for me to see Motorhead acknowledged in that – because there’s no more rock’n’roll person on this planet than Lemmy.”

He also spoke about the song on the Hardwired… To Self Destruct that pays tribute to Lemmy:

“It was the name of his amplifier on stage,” says Hetfield. “I loved being murdered every night by that thing, man. He was such an inspiration to us as a band. There’s certainly no way we’d be around there was no Motorhead.“And, you know, to see your idol, your immortal one, actually be mortal,” it hit us pretty hard. So I felt it makes sense to acknowledge how much he’s meant in our lives.”

Hardwired… To Self Destruct will be out on November 18th and can be preordered here.


[via Rolling Stone]

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