Motörhead

Motörhead

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Motörhead /ˈmoʊtərhɛd/ was an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister (d 28/12/2015), 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.

Members:
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)
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Motörhead Discography

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CAT1109 Motörhead Motörhead (Album) Chiswick Records CAT1109 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
BRON 523 Motörhead Bomber (Album) Bronze BRON 523 UK 1979 Sell This Version
894 032 Motörhead Overkill (Album, Comp) Bronze 894 032 France 1979 Sell This Version
TC FA 3251 Motörhead On Parole (Album) United Artists Records TC FA 3251 UK 1979 Sell This Version
14C 062-64612 Motörhead Ace Of Spades (Album, Comp) Bronze 14C 062-64612 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
BRON 535 Motörhead No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (Album, Comp) Bronze BRON 535 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1981 Sell This Version
204 636, 204 636-320 Motörhead Iron Fist (Album, Comp) Bronze 204 636, 204 636-320 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CAT1174 Motörhead What's Words Worth? (Album, Comp) Big Beat Records CAT1174 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCR4-1-4077 Motörhead Another Perfect Day (Album) Bronze, Bronze MCR4-1-4077 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
GWLP 1 Motörhead Orgasmatron (Album, Comp) GWR Records GWLP 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
30 GWR 20687 Motörhead Rock 'N' Roll (Album, Comp) GWR Records 30 GWR 20687 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
RR 9514 1, FM 002 Motörhead Nö Sleep At All (Album, Comp, Single) GWR Records RR 9514 1, FM 002 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
RRLP 123 Motorhead* Dirty Love (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRLP 123 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RR 9376 4 Motörhead The Birthday Party (Album) Enigma Records (3) RR 9376 4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
RRLC 130 Motorhead* Lock Up Your Daughters (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRLC 130 UK 1990 Sell This Version
STR PD 008 Motörhead Live 1983 (Album) Streetlink STR PD 008 UK 1991 Sell This Version
NK 46858 Motörhead 1916 (Album) Epic NK 46858 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
RRLD 005 Motörhead Live Jailbait (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRLD 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NK 48997 Motörhead March Ör Die (Album) WTG Records, Epic NK 48997 US 1992 Sell This Version
TECX-25462 Motorhead* Live Blitzkreig On Birmingham '77 (Album) Receiver Records Limited TECX-25462 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
920956-1 Motörhead Bastards (Album) ZYX Music 920956-1 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
042 Motörhead Live At Brixton (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records 042 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
CMC 7803 Motörhead Sacrifice (Album) Steamhammer CMC 7803 US 1995 Sell This Version
SPV 085-18302 CD, SPV 085-18302 Motörhead Overnight Sensation (Album) Steamhammer SPV 085-18302 CD, SPV 085-18302 France 1996 Sell This Version
70710-88029-2 Motörhead King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents (Album, Comp) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 70710-88029-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

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Fredrik91

Fredrik91

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

Metalluthier

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

inrock

January 10, 2016
Motorhead for life!
sfusyron

sfusyron

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

conanwolf

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

anytimecowboy

January 3, 2016
Iive fast die old, the world is a lesser place, you were a King Lemmy
Rockinseb

Rockinseb

January 1, 2016
It was almost 2016 when you left. A deafening silence, just like the one we could hear after a Motorhead concert, when we felt staggering with beer and dizzy. Rock'n'roll is now more of an orphan than ever, and so we are. Rest in peace but not that much you, the loudest guy ever. Motörhead will never die ! We are all heirs to your music !
RavenEffect

RavenEffect

December 31, 2015
RIP Lemmy, Motorhead is the greatest band of all time.
War-Head

War-Head

December 31, 2015
Rock In Peace, Lemmy!
Ruben14

Ruben14

December 30, 2015
R.I.P Maestro Lemmy,the rudeboy of Rock n Roll
The hell is rockin with you

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