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Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

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Veteran rock hero Phil 'Wizzo' Campbell spent 30 years as guitarist with legendary rock & roll band Motörhead, but following the death of front man Lemmy Kilmister, Campbell re-emerged in 2016, thrashing out raw, grizzly riffs with his three sons.

Born in Pontypridd, Wales, Campbell started playing guitar at the age of nine and grew up listening to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin before playing in local pub bands when he was around 13. Inspired by the new wave of British heavy metal, he formed Persian Risk in 1979 before joining Motörhead in 1984 and played on 16 albums with them, including classics like 'Rock 'n' Roll' and '1916'.

Lemmy's death in 2015 led to Campbell recording a solo album a year later with Slipknot's drummer Chris Fehn, but he was soon back playing head-thrashing classic rock with his sons Tyla, Todd and Dane, plus wailing front man Neil Starr. As Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, they made their major live debut at the Wacken Festival in Germany and released a self-titled EP before their debut album 'The Age of the Absurdity' came full of squealing, thundering guitars and typically ferocious rock euphoria. Signed to metal label Nuclear Blast Records, the band went on to support Saxon and Guns N' Roses on tour and took their blistering, fireball licks and lung-destroying, vocal climaxes to festivals across Europe.