Phil Campbell has confirmed that there are plans for the surviving members of Motorhead to perform several concerts with special guests as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister. “It’s on the cards, but it’s just gonna be a few select shows,” the guitarist told Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon.
“We’re not gonna be touring with it. We’re gonna get these people involved and [we have to be mindful of] their schedules as well. We’ll just do some special shows worldwide, which will be good — a tribute to Lem and to the band maybe, yeah. But it wouldn’t be an ongoing thing; everyone’s too busy. But [we want to] do something special. We’re still trying to work on that now.”
Campbell also talked about the status of his long-in-the-works solo album.
“I’m gonna try to get my solo record out in 2018,” he said. “It’s like 60, 70 percent done. I had to put that on the shelf to get [the debut PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS album] ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ finished. So I’m gonna do that. I’ve just gotta do a bit more stuff on it now in the new year. I’d like to think, in a perfect world, I can get it out sometime this year, ’cause it’s taken me 20 years from inception to do this, and I think that’s long enough. And if not, early 2019. But I’m gonna try for this year. There’s a few different instruments on it. Hopefully it will surprise people.”
He also gave an update on his book: “I stopped the book. I put an end to the book, because I had too much going on this year. The guys that were gonna do it with me, they said, ‘When you’re ready,’ and I just panicked [’cause] I had too much going on this year. I need things to calm down a bit. But it’s not gonna be an autobiography, if I do do it. I’m not sure if I wanna do it anymore. I think some things should remain private. I can’t really decide at the moment. But there’s a lot of funny stuff which people would enjoy, so I’m torn at the moment. Part of me says, ‘No.’ I want privacy in my life as well; I don’t want everyone knowing… I don’t even have Facebook. I don’t want people knowing exactly what I’ve done. But on the other hand, there’s a lot of funny stuff.”