Phil Campbell and the bastard sons
Alcatraz Line up: 2018
Just a few hours after Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister died on 28 December 2016, Motörhead stick man Mikkey Dee annnounced that Lemmy’s passing also meant the end of Motörhead. Guitarist Phil Campbell, who had been part of the line-up since 1984 and contributed to no fewer than sixteen (!) Motörhead albums as a musican/songwriter also confirmed that keeping Motörhead on life support was not a viable option. So now what? Retire? In February 2016 Phil hit the studio to record his first solo album but before long another project got in the way. Earlier, Phil had teamed up with his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla - a bit of harmless fun, nothing more. Then the Campbell family tree hired promising young singer Neil Starr and all of a sudden they were in business. A self-titled maiden EP dropped in November 2016, followed by a busy touring schedule during which father and sons played their own songs but also paid tribute to Phil’s main sources of inspiration. Needless to say, this also included a fair number of Motörhead classics. Meanwhile Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons have released their first full length. ‘The Age of Absurdity’ hit the shelves earlier this year and presents an inciting mix of their own sound and the raw power of old. The perfect ingredients for some rock ‘n’ roll mayhem at Alcatraz 2018.