Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister does not want you buying the new Motörhead box set.
Called Complete Early Years Box Set, the effort has just come out through a company who has the rights to the band’s early recordings.
They’re asking $600 for it.
The band was able to temporarily halt the product from coming out earlier this year, but now Motörhead has learned the label is moving ahead with the project, which is scheduled for release in December.
Motörhead have no control over what’s done with these early songs, and they want to make sure fans are completely aware that they have no involvement whatsoever in releasing such an expensive box set.
“Unfortunately, greed once again rears its yapping head,” says Lemmy in a statement.
“I would advise against it even for the most rabid completists,” he says. “It really bothers me that these people would put this out at these prices especially in this day and age, when money is tight. There you go again labels, trying to squeeze out every last dime you can from our fans.
“But they reap what they sow, don’t they? Look what’s going on with the music business. These are fine examples of corporate greed: reissuing the same stuff over and over again, overcharging the customers with outrageous pricing, basically trying to rape our fanbase.
“Although we still make money from record sales, this is not the way I ever intended it. I don’t like to see fans getting ripped off or taken advantage of. And that’s what’s happening here.”
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