Hear Motörhead’s Surprisingly Faithful Cover of David Bowie’s Classic “Heroes”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 5: Lemmy of the UK rock band Motorhead performs on stage in concert at the Enmore Theatre October 5, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The band last played in Australia in 2005 alongside Motley Crue. (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

The world lost David Bowie and Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister within two weeks of one another last year. It turns out that just before both died, one rock legend paid tribute to another. In 2015, for an upcoming covers album called Under Cöver, Lemmy and co. recorded a version of Bowie’s classic anthem “Heroes,” which you can hear below via Rolling StoneTheir version is more or less true to the soaring original–albeit with a lot more distortion.

Under Cöver, which also features takes on tunes by the Ramones, Judas Priest, and Metallica, will be released September 1.


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