MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell is still in the running to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, according to the group's official web site. The final vote to find the 100 Greatest Welsh Heroes of all time runs from January 5 to February 22. Give Phil Campbell your support at www.100welshheroes.com.
MOTÖRHEAD guitarist since 1984, Phil Campbell was born, raised, and still lives in Pontypridd. A very influential musician, his talent has shined through on numerous recordings from his days in Welsh outfit PERSIAN RISK, through various guest apearances on tribute albums to the latest MOTÖRHEAD CD, "Hammered". A true professional, Phil's live performances are awe inspiring, reaching many thousands of fans worldwide every year.
Phil genuinely cares about his fans and goes out of his way to sign autographs for, and talk to, the people who wait for him before and after gigs. He makes the effort that few other musicians do these days.
A devoted family man, Phil balances the life of a touring musician with his role as son, husband, and father very well. Phil has been married to the same woman since the early 1980s — how many other people in the entertainment industry can say that? Following the tragic passing of his mother in 2003, Phil missed just a few dates of MOTÖRHEAD's North American tour to return to Wales for her funeral: true dedication to all that is important to him.
Phil's page on the Welsh Heroes site can be accessed here.