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SAXON Singer Discusses MOTÖRHEAD Tribute Song 'They Played Rock And Roll' (Video)

Posted October 16, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

British heavy metal legends SAXON recently revealed that their forthcoming album will include a song dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD. “[It’s] called‘They Played Rock And Roll’, ’cause that’s what Lemmy [late MOTÖRHEAD frontman] used to say every night [from the stage],” SAXON singer Biff Byford told Sonic Shocks (see video below). “It’s basically about early MOTÖRHEAD — ’79/’80 MOTÖRHEAD, like around ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith’, ’cause that’s the tour we were on, that one. So, yeah, it’s about the band, really, and their music.”

According to Biff, “They Played Rock And Roll” will be musically similar to Lemmy and Co. He explained: “I asked Nibbs [Carter, SAXON bassist] to write me some music that was like MOTÖRHEAD, and he did. So it sounds very MOTÖRHEAD-ish, but not MOTÖRHEAD, if you know what I mean.”

SAXON‘s follow-up to 2015’s “Battering Ram” album will be released in early 2017.

“Battering Ram” was released in North America via UDR Music. The effort featured Byford alongside Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitar, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums.

Source: Blabbermouth NEW
SAXON Singer Discusses MOTÖRHEAD Tribute Song ‘They Played Rock And Roll’ (Video)
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