Motörhead was an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister (1945–2015), professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who had remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to, or one of the earliest members of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Despite this, Lemmy had always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll".

To its end, Motörhead had released twenty-three studio albums, ten live recordings, twelve compilation albums and five EPs. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as a top-tier rock band. As of 2012, Motörhead have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal. Their lyrics typically covered such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and, most famously, gambling. The name "Motörhead" is a reference to users of the drug amphetamine. The band's distinctive fanged-face logo, with its oversized boar's tusks, chains, and spikes, was created by artist Joe Petagno in 1977 for the cover of the Motörhead album and has appeared in many variations on covers of ensuing albums. The fanged face has been referred to variously as "War-Pig" and "Snaggletooth". The band is ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

When Lemmy Kilmister died in December 2015, Mickey Dee declared that Motörhead (officially) is disbanded. No more tours or albums will be made. Only the brand will survive for the future.

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister (vocals, bass 1975-2015)
Phil "Zoomster" Campbell (guitar, 1984-2015)
Mikkey Dee (drums, 1992-2015)

Past members:
Matt Sorum (touring drummer, 2009)
Tommy Aldrige (In studio recording most of the 'March Or Die' album, 1992)
Michael "Wurzel" Burston (guitar, 1984-95)
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor (drums, 1975-84 / 1987-92)
Pete Gill (drums, 1984-87)
Brian Robertson (guitar, 1982-83)
"Fast" Eddie Clarke (guitar, 1976-82)
Larry Wallis (guitar, 1975-76)
Lucas Fox (drums, 1975)


Motörhead Discography Tracks


Motörhead Motörhead (Album) Chiswick Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
Motörhead Bomber (Album) Bronze UK 1979 Sell This Version
Motörhead Overkill (Album, Comp) Bronze France 1979 Sell This Version
Motörhead On Parole (Album) United Artists Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Motörhead Ace Of Spades (Album, Comp) Bronze France 1980 Sell This Version
Motörhead The Watcher (Album) Attic Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Motörhead No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (Album, Comp) Bronze France 1981 Sell This Version
Motörhead Iron Fist (Album, Comp) Bronze Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Motörhead Another Perfect Day (Album) Bronze, Bronze Canada 1983 Sell This Version
none Motörhead, Krokus Motörhead, Krokus - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network, D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1983 Sell This Version
Motörhead Orgasmatron (Album, Comp) GWR Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Motörhead Rock 'N' Roll (Album, Comp) GWR Records Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Motörhead Nö Sleep At All (Album, Comp, Single) GWR Records Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
Motorhead* Dirty Love (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1989 Sell This Version
Motörhead The Birthday Party (Album) Enigma Records (3) Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Motorhead* Lock Up Your Daughters (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1990 Sell This Version
Motörhead Live 1983 (Album) Streetlink UK 1991 Sell This Version
Motörhead 1916 (Album) Epic Australia 1991 Sell This Version
Motörhead Jailbait (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1992 Sell This Version
Motörhead March Ör Die (Album) WTG Records, Epic US 1992 Sell This Version
Motorhead* Live Blitzkreig On Birmingham '77 (Album) Receiver Records Limited Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Motörhead Bastards (Album) ZYX Music Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
Motörhead Live At Brixton (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
DOLE CD 104 Motörhead Live At Manchester Apollo 10.6.83(CD, Ltd, Num) Dojo Limited DOLE CD 104 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Motörhead Sacrifice (Album) Steamhammer US 1995 Sell This Version

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January 12, 2018
can you hear the thunder?
rumblin' from the sky? THE band, man ... is THE band
re-united now and forever
can you hear the growl, growin' from the earth? THE band, man ... is THE band
re-united now and forever



October 25, 2017
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Motorhead are one of those bands that HAVE to be listened to on vinyl for the complete experience!


August 17, 2017
RIP Lemmy. You will always be a huge inspiration for me and all metalheads who will discover you in the future. See you on the other side brother.

Born to lose, but lived to win.


March 7, 2017
Motörhead For Life! R.I.P. Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, 24/12/45♠️28/12/15. The music of Motörhead will never die♠️💀


December 24, 2016
Motorhead for Life!!! Don't forget the joker... Lemmy rules...


May 16, 2016
God is dead but the music will live forever! R.I.P. Lemmy! Heil Motorhead!


February 10, 2016
Lemmy aint dead, long live Motörhead! This planet aint nothing without 'em.


January 10, 2016
Motorhead for life!


January 9, 2016
Long live Motörhead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


January 7, 2016
LEMMY AND MOTÖRHEAD!!!!!motherfuckers bastards forever!!!
Born to lose live to win!!!!!!

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