February 21, 2012 1:47pm PT by Portia Medina
Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Urges Fans Not to Buy $600 Box Set
Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is incensed about a new box set that he says is gouging fans for upwards of $600.
The Complete Early Years, which includes 15 discs along with band pins, posters and a photo book all inside a skull package that lights up, was recently released by by PID, which has rights to the band's early recordings. But even with all the bells and whistles, Kilmister is telling devotees not to buy it.
According to the post, the band did not have any say in the cost of the box set, although worth noting: The Beatles' 2009 Japanese remastered box set, which included 16 discs and a DVD, was similarly priced at $719 for the Mono edition.
The members of Motörhead are directing fans to their new album, The World Is Yours, and DVD, The World Is Ours – Vol 1, instead. "The band hopes fans will choose these new releases over this outrageously expensive box set."