Scorpions invited Phil Campbell on stage for a very special performance of Motörhead’s ‘Overkill’ at Rock Fest Barcelona on Saturday (7th July).
The 1978 Motörhead classic is a regular staple of the German hard rockers’ sets, however the performance in Barcelona had extra poignancy when Phil Campbell joined Scorpions, including of course Phil’s former band mate Mikkey Dee, on stage.
After Phil flipped his middle fingers to huge cheers from the crowd, Klaus Meine said: “We shared the stage so many times and what can I say, it’s about (paying) respects to a dear friend, the late Lemmy.”
Scorpions and Phil then blasted out ‘Overkill’ with images of Lemmy flashing up on the backdrop. Watch fan-filmed footage of the performance here:
Afterwards, Phil, who had also performed earlier in the day with his Bastard Sons, took to Twitter to share a photo with Mikkey Dee backstage.
He wrote: “Had an amazing day playing @bcnrockfest with @PCATBS. It was also a great honour to be invited onstage to play Overkill with @scorpions & of course being reunited with @themikkeydee & half of the old @myMotorhead crew. Big thanks to the @scorpions crew too for being amazing!”
Had an amazing day playing @bcnrockfest with @PCATBS. It was also a great honour to be invited onstage to play Overkill with @scorpions & of course being reunited with @themikkeydee & half of the old @myMotorhead crew. Big thanks to the @scorpions crew too for being amazing! pic.twitter.com/GXuIwj4QNd— Phil Campbell (@MotorheadPhil) July 8, 2018
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons play Steelhouse Festival on Friday 27th July (get tickets here) before embarking on a 13-date headline tour in November.
Support at all UK shows will come from Leader of Down; the last band to feature late Motörhead guitarist Michael ‘Würzel’ Burston before he died in 2011.
Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now. See Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons at the following shows:
Blackpool Waterloo Music Venue – 9th
Stoke Sugarmill – 10th
Glasgow G2 – 11th
Inverness Ironworks – 13th
Newcastle University – 14th
York Fibbers – 15th
Manchester Rebellion – 16th
London Boston Music Room – 17th
Norwich Waterfront Studio – 19th
Birmingham Asylum – 20th
Cardiff The Globe – 22nd
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms – 23rd
Plymouth The Junction – 24th