Thursday, November 29, 2012
MOTÖRHEAD's "Complete Early Years Box Set" To Be Sold For $600??? Lemmy Is Not Happy!
Wow! The company who owns the rights to MOTÖRHEAD's early recordings will be releasing a NEW box set this December that is appropriately titled "Complete Early Years Box Set". While the box set is pretty kick ass, the price sucks! $600 for the damn thing?! Lemmy and the rest of the band are not happy!
Earlier this year, the band was able to stop the release of the box set because of the insane price. But as mentioned above the box set will be released this December since MOTÖRHEAD have no control over what's done with these early songs, and they want to make sure fans are completely aware that they have no involvement whatsoever in releasing such an expensive box set.
Before the initial release was blocked, MOTÖRHEAD's iconic frontman Lemmy said:
"Unfortunately, greed once again rears its yapping head. I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists!"
He now adds: "It really bothers me that these people would put this out at these prices especially in this day and age, when money is tight. There you go again labels, trying to squeeze out every last dime you can from our fans.
"But they reap what they sow, don't they? Look what's going on with the music business. These are fine examples of corporate greed: reissuing the same stuff over and over again, overcharging the customers with outrageous pricing, basically trying to rape our fan base.
"Although we still make money from record sales, this is not the way I ever intended it. I don't like to see fans getting ripped off or taken advantage of. And that's what's happening here."
"If fans do want to gift a loved one with some new MOTÖRHEAD product this holiday, by all means, please pick up the band's most recent "The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else", the follow-up to 2011's "The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else"." Right now, we are giving away 4 copies of the VINYL version of this awesome release. Click HERE to enter our contest!
To order the "Complete Early Years Box Set", go to this location.
As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD, have announced that they will be entering the studio in January with longtime producer Cameron Webb to begin recording their next studio album for a mid-2013 release. "We'll go into the rehearsal room about a month before the album and just bang stuff out," MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister tells Billboard.com.
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