Motörhead will release a seven-inch picture disc of its cover version of David Bowie’s “Heroes” on Record Store Day. The single’s art will be a new “sketch” take on the classic war-pig. The flip-side will be “Heroes (The Wacken Family Choir Mix)” with previously unheard audio of the crowd at 2017’s Wacken Open Air festival singing along to the single as it was being officially launched via the festival P.A.
Motörhead’s version of “Heroes” originally appeared on the compilation album “Under Cöver” — a collection of some of the band’s best covers — which was released last September.
Laid down during the “Bad Magic” sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, “Heroes” was one of the last songs Motörhead recorded together.
“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,” says Phil Campbell, “and Lemmy ended up loving our version.”
“He was very, very proud of it,” says Mikkey Dee, “not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be — fun!”