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Phil Campbell on his favorite guitar gear - and that bonkers Distortocaster

By naming his debut solo album Old Lions Still Roar, Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell certainly set himself a challenge, but he channels his three decades of Motörhead service into 10 sleazy rock ’n’ roll cuts that make the most of their star-studded guest roster, which includes Alice Cooper, Mick Mars and Joe Satriani.

To celebrate the album’s release, we’re premiering an exclusive clip of Campbell talking gear, gear and more gear, spanning his Bender Distortocaster, current electric guitar squeezes from Framus and Relish, and why he has yet to indulge in too many effects.

If you like the sounds of all that, Old Lions Still Roar is available now from Nuclear Blast (opens in new tab).

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).