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In a post on Twitter, Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has revealed the truth behind a story that how Lemmy Kilmister invited Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer) for live shows.

Back on January 20, Matt Sorum talked with Eddie Trunk during one of the recent episodes of Trunk Nation, and revealed how he joined Motörhead for some live shows.

Here’s the story:

“Lemmy called me up… He actually texted me, and I could hear his voice through the text: ‘Matt, I need you to play drums’. And I actually texted him back. I wrote, ‘Why me?’ I don’t know why I said that.

And he wrote back, ‘Dave Grohl’s not available.’ Lemmy wasn’t a guy to mince words; he’d tell you the truth. I loved that about him. And I texted him, ‘When are we rehearsing?’ And he wrote back, ‘We aren’t.’ 

I got a DVD [of Motörhead’s performance at the] Wacken [Open Air] festival. It came in the mail, like the next day, [via] FedEx. And he said, ‘Learn the Wacken show.’ And I learned it. And then I met them at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. We soundchecked and I played that night… And it was amazing.”

Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has shared that story on Twitter and wrote:

“I think we ended up with about 20 mins rehearsal. Matt was fantastic on every show.”

Click here to details of story. You can see Phil’s tweet below.