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Motorhead Were Not Always On The Same Page Writing

12/02/2016
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(Metal Hammer) Phil Campbell says he and other members of Motorhead would sometimes fight for three days over song ideas. Though the guitarist wrote the bulk of their material, he admits it often took a while to get frontman Lemmy and drummer Mikkey Dee's approval.

He tells Metal Forces Magazine: "I could do whatever I wanted in Motorhead, but I'd have to fight for it sometimes, big time. I wrote nearly all of the material for Motorhead since I joined with Lem and Mik. Lem did all of the lyrics and he came up with his own songs and his own riffs, but the bulk of it was mine. Most of the time I got my way in the end, but it might have taken three days of fighting for it."

Campbell says he now has a "bit more clout" in his band Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, with his three sons and vocalist Neil Starr. He says rows over songwriting "sort themselves in 20 minutes." Read more here.

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