MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL Teams Up With JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Straight Up' Song

MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL Teams Up With JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Straight Up' Song

Longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has released his first-ever solo record, "Old Lions Still Roar", via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, he has unveiled a brand new track, "Straight Up", featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford. Watch the video below.

Phil comments: "'The Metal God' Rob Halford has always been an artist I admire. His distinctive vocals and stage presence have rocked millions of fans all over the world, so I count myself blessed to have written a rockin' song together with him!"

"Old Lions Still Roar", which has been in the works for more than five years, includes additional guest appearances by Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Alice Cooper, among others. Other guest musicians that appear on "Old Lions Still Roar" include Chris Fehn (SLIPKNOT), Benji Webbe (SKINDRED), Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE) and Joe Satriani.

"Old Lions Still Roar" track listing:

01. Rocking Chair (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. Straight Up (feat. Rob Halford)
03. Faith In Fire (feat. Ben Ward)
04. Swing It (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. Left For Dead (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. Walk The Talk (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. These Old Boots (feat. Dee Snider)
08. Dancing Dogs (Love Survives) (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. Dead Roses (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. Tears From A Glass Eye (feat. Joe Satriani)

Campbell recently told Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about "Old Lions Still Roar": "I wouldn't say [it was] 20 years in the making, but 20 years I've been yearning to do a solo album. Since MOTÖRHEAD, sadly, finished, I've had more time to think about [it] and to knuckle down and everything. I probably started the first recording of it about two and a half, three years ago. I wanted to make an album where I branched out a little bit. I've had some of the ideas — one or two of them — for, like, 10 or 12 years, and some not so long. Some are brand new. I just didn't want to do an album sounding like MOTÖRHEAD. I've done 20-odd albums like that."

Speaking about the album's guest stars, Phil said: "I couldn't believe the incredible players that spent some time on the record for me. I'm the luckiest guy in the world in that respect. Mega talent all the way through it, helping me out when I needed help. I've got no complaints whatsoever... Everyone did a fantastic job. I think I did really well on putting people [and] having ideas of who would be great for a certain song... All these people that I tried to put in certain songs and I had ideas for out of the blue would sound good, they all did amazingly well, because they went for the good of the song. So many players these days just play for themselves, and it's got fuck-all to do with the song. They just want to show off, but these people did amazingly well. I'm really pleased in that way... There's a great art in actually playing for the good of the song... You can ruin the song if the bassist hasn't got his shit together. A good song can be ruined. That's the foundation for the track, and it gives it a groove. If that's all gone to pot, a bloody good song can be passed by."


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