Born to Raise Hell (Motörhead song)

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"Born to Raise Hell"
Motorhead Born To Raise Hell Cover.jpg
Single by Motörhead featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane
from the album Bastards and Airheads (Original Soundtrack)
  • "Born to Raise Hell" (radio edit)
  • "Born to Raise Hell" (Dust Bother Live and Funky Mix)
ReleasedNovember 1994
FormatCD single
RecordedAlbum version recorded in 1993 at A & M Studios
Prime Time Studios
Hollywood, California, USA
GenreHeavy metal, Hard rock
Producer(s)Howard Benson
Motörhead featuring Ice-T and Whitfield Crane singles chronology
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me"
"Born to Raise Hell"
"God Save the Queen"
Picture disc
12" picture disc version
12" picture disc version

"Born to Raise Hell" is a song by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. Originally written by Lemmy for the German band Skew Siskin, it plays over the opening credits of the 1994 film Airheads in which Lemmy makes a cameo appearance.

The song was released as a single in November 1994, featuring Lemmy, Ice-T and Ugly Kid Joe lead singer Whitfield Crane. The single features a radio edit, the original Bastards album version and the Dust Brothers Live and Funky Mix. A special 12" vinyl picture disc pressing was made, using the same picture as the CD single release.[1]

This version was recorded in addition to the previous recordings of "Hellraiser" and "Hell on Earth", as a last minute job to play over the end credits of the Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth film, although it didn't appear on the film's original soundtrack album.[2]

At 2016's Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons (formerly The Phil Campbell All Starr Band) covered the track with guest vocals from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider as a tribute to Lemmy.[3]

Single track listing[edit]

Song by Lemmy

  1. "Born to Raise Hell" (Radio Edit) – 4:02
  2. "Born to Raise Hell" (Album Version) – 4:56
  3. "Born to Raise Hell" (Dust Brother's Live and Funky Mix) – 3:52


Guest musicians


  1. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  2. ^ Kilmister, Ian Fraser and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp.258 and 262-263. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.
  3. ^ "Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons (feat. Dee Snider) - Born To Raise Hell @ Bloodstock Festival 2016". 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2016-08-28.