MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has told Greece's "TV War" that he hopes to release his debut solo album by the summer. The disc, which has been in the works for more than five years, will include guest appearances by Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Chris Fehn of SLIPKNOT, and UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane, among others.
Campbell also once again confirmed that he has scrapped plans to write a book. "I stopped it, 'cause I wanted to [a] record [with PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS] first," he explained (see video below). "Some things must remain a secret. Man of mystery — I wanna be Austin Powers.
"I may do it one day, yeah," he continued. "I've got two Swedish guys [Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson] to help me write it. I just had too much pressure on last year. I had a problem with my house flooding, and we were trying to make the BASTARD SONS record, and the big shows we had, so I said, 'I need to wait a little bit.'"
Two years ago, Campbell told Overdrive that the original "concept" for his book was "not an autobiographical-type book but more a collection of wild stories of bizarre things that have happened on the road." He added: "I was thinking to myself during the writing process, 'Where the fuck are they gonna file this book, under fact or fiction?' because some of the stuff that's happened to me has been fucking crazy, man. Totally fucking crazy!"
Phil previously said that his book would consist of "stories." He explained: "It's just gonna be 30 or 40 amazing things that will put a smile on people's faces. It won't be about what school I went to, or that boring crap. It won't be an autobiography, no."
Campbell is joined in PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS by his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr. The group's debut album, "The Age Of Absurdity", was released in January 2018 via Nuclear Blast.