Pay tribute to your favourite road crews with a little help from Motorhead

Late Motorhead icon Lemmy
Late Motorhead icon Lemmy (Image credit: Mick Hutson/Redferns - Getty)

Last week, A new video for Motorhead’s (We Are) The Roadcrew (opens in new tab) was released to help support the Crew Nation global relief fund.

The campaign was set up by Live Nation to raise funds for touring and venue crews who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus lockdown, which has decimated the live music scene.

Now Motorhead’s social media accounts are calling on fans to pay tribute to their favourite roadies and back it with the track, and then share it for the world to see.

A statement explains: “Whether you're in a band or a fan, whether you're in London, Los Angeles or Lagos, wherever you are and whoever you are, create your own photo and video tributes, from 10-second homages to full-length productions, with (We Are) The Road Crew reminding everyone how amazing these unsung heroes are. 

“Then share your tributes with the world via our social media – Instagram (opens in new tab), Facebook (opens in new tab) or Twitter (opens in new tab) – and also your own outlets, in the process encouraging others to cut loose and do the same!

“Have fun, be loud and show road crews worldwide your appreciation for all that they do! And remember, every time the song gets streamed for the next year, Live Nation's Crew Nation charity receives the proceeds!”

Fans can download the universal crew anthem kit which contains the mp3 and wav file of (We Are) The Roadcrew.

Earlier this month, a new video for Ace Of Spades was released to mark the first annual Motorhead Day.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.