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Motörhead collect some of their previously released cover songs, as well as one previously unreleased track, for a new compilation called Under Cöver.

In addition to songs originally made famous by Judas Priest, Ted Nugent and the Rolling Stones, Under Cöver — which is due on Sept 1 — will include a previously unheard version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes” that the band recorded in 2015, the same year Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died. “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 guitarist Phil Campbell, “and Lemmy ended up loving our version”.

“He was very, very proud of it”, says drummer Mikkey Dee, “not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be - fun!”

The 11-track compilation stretches back to 1992, for a cover of Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever,” and goes all the way up to 2015, with a version of the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” that was included on the band’s album that year, Bad Magic, which was released four months before Lemmy’s death. The cover of Bowie’s “Heroes” comes from the sessions for that final LP.

The record also includes covers of songs by Metallica (“Whiplash”), Ramones (“Rockaway Beach”) and the Sex Pistols (“God Save the Queen”) that the band recorded in the ’00s.

Under Cöver will be available as a CD, on 180-gram vinyl, as a Super Deluxe box set (which includes the CD, vinyl and a VIP guest pass) and as a digital download. It’s also reported that a posthumous Lemmy solo album may also be released sometime this year.

Motörhead Under Cöver Track listing:

“Breaking the Law” (Produced by Cameron Webb, recorded in 2008)

“God Save the Queen” (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, 2000)

“Heroes” (Produced by Cameron Webb, 2015)

“Starstruck” (Produced by Cameron Webb, 2014)

“Cat Scratch Fever” (Produced by Peter Solley, 1992)

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, 2001)

 “Sympathy for the Devil” (Produced by Cameron Webb, 2015)

“Hellraiser” (Produced by Billy Sherwood, 1992)

“Rockaway Beach” (Mixed by Cameron Webb, 2002)

“Shoot ‘Em Down” (Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, 2001)

“Whiplash” (Produced by Bruce Bouillet and Bob Kulick, 2005)