Motörhead’s nomination for a 2020 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been amended to include drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell, who were previously excluded from the initial nomination.
Following an uproar from Motörhead’s fans and surviving members, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has added drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell to the list of eligible band members on the ballot for the class of 2020 nominations.
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Both Dee and Campbell weren’t included in the band’s original nomination – the ballot only recognized original members Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor – even though they were in Motörhead longer than the musicians they replaced.
The Motörhead line-up recognised in the nomination left out Dee – who had played with the band from 1992 till Lemmy Kilmister’s death in 2015 – and Campbell, who was a member from 1984 till 2015. In an interview with Billboard, Dee had called their exclusion “pure wrong”. “We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was,” he said. “We did 25 years out of the 40.”