Listen to Motorhead crush David Bowie's classic Heroes
Motorhead announce details of upcoming covers album Under Cover, featuring songs by Metallica, Judas Priest, Ted Nugent and more...
A video showcasing Motorhead’s cover of David Bowie’s classic 1977 track Heroes has been released.
Lemmy and co’s version is previously unreleased and was recorded during the band’s 2015 studio sessions for what would turn out to be their final album, Bad Magic.
The promo features live performance footage, behind the scenes clips and black and white photos of late frontman Lemmy, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.
Heroes joins 10 other tracks on Under Cover – an album featuring Motorhead’s take on tracks by artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Sex Pistols, Metallica, Judas Priest and the Rolling Stones. It’ll be released on September 1 and is available for pre-order.
Campbell tells Rolling Stone: “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. Lemmy ended up loving our version.”
Dee added: “He 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!”
Last month, a short album trailer was released focusing on Motorhead’s take on Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen.
Under Cover Track Listing
- Breaking the Law (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2008
- God Save the Queen (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2000
- Heroes (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
- Starstruck (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2014
- Cat Scratch Fever (Produced by Peter Solley) 1992
- Jumpin' Jack Flash (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
- Sympathy for the Devil (Produced by Cameron Webb) 2015
- Hellraiser (Produced by Billy Sherwood) 1992
- Rockaway Beach (Mixed by Cameron Webb) 2002
- Shoot 'Em Down (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet) 2001
- Whiplash (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick) 2005