Phil Campbell Reveals What His Wife Thinks About His Band’s Name ‘The Bastard Sons’

Speaking to Louder Sound recently, former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell talked about what his wife thinks about his solo band’s name, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons. When the interview said, ‘your wife was initially a bit unhappy with the name of the band,’ Phil responded:

“Not really. She’ll never be keen because all of our kids are legitimate, but she puts up with the name.”

He also opened up about his periods following the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. The guitarist, who said that he was even considering retiring in this process, continued as follows:

”For about four months [after Motörhead broke up], I didn’t know what to do. I was so exhausted I considered retiring completely. But my eldest boy, Todd, had a thirtieth birthday party in Cardiff; there was a live band we got up and jammed some covers, and it felt so good we carried on. In fact, the party was two years before Lem passed away, but it was the start of the Bastard Sons.”

Following the Death of Lemmy Kilmister

Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away on December 28, 2015, following a battle with cancer. Immediately after Lemmy’s death, the Motörhead band disbanded. Speaking to Vwmusic in 2020, Phil Campbell talked about this process and the times he spent with Lemmy. Referring to his legacy, Phil added:

”I just miss all the great times hanging out on the bus with Lem. I met him when I was a kid after a Hawkwind gig, and I got his autograph. If somebody told me back then you would be in a band with this guy for 32 years, I would have said you were mad! He always thought of us as a band and a collective, which I’ve always really respected. And I don’t think much needs to be said about his legacy as it speaks for itself.”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Right after Motörhead, Phil formed the band Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons with his three children in 2016 and took the stage at Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and many other important festivals. On the other hand, the band, who are currently working on their third album, Kings Of The Asylum, have also started preparations for their UK tour.