Rob Halford and Motorhead Guitarist Phil Campbell Team Up for New Song, ‘Straight Up’


Rob Halford of Judas Priest – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Listen to Rob Halford of Judas Priest team with Phil Campbell of Motorhead on the song, “Straight Up,” which is off Campbell’s new solo album

Longtime Motorhead guitar player Phil Campbell has joined forces with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford for a new song called “Straight Up,” which appears on Campbell’s new solo album, “Old Lions Still Roar.” Listen to the song via the YouTube player below.

Campbell released the video for “Straight Up” to promote the new solo album, which dropped last week via Nuclear Blast. The album also features guest appearances for an array of A-list rockers, including Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Joe Satriani, Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, former Queens of the Stone Age bass player Nick Oliveri, rock band Danko Jones and former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn, to name a few.

Campbell was Motorhead’s longest-running guitarist. Motorhead is up for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the class of 2020, and Campbell was initially left off of the nomination but added to the list later after fan outcry convinced the Rock Hall to include him. Longtime drummer Mikkey Dee was also initially left off the tally, but the Rock Hall has since added him to the roster to be considered for induction, too. The class of 2020 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be announced in December.

In other news, Halford just released his second Christmas album. The set, titled “Celestial,” features Halford performing holiday classics and a few Christmas originals alongside his family and friends.



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