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

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October 5, 2018
Motorhead changed my life forever at the age of 15, saw them live on the Bomber tour then lost count of how many time since. Have two of Lemmys plectrums, one from Nottingham Rock City the other from Manchester Apollo. 54 years young now and listen to motorhead everday!!! If you don't like Motorhead you have no soul!!!!


April 22, 2018
ain't a goddamn band in the world who can do half what they did. long fuckin' live, motörhead.

p.s. lemmy, if you're out there, and you're reading this: my baby cousin loves your stuff. he's three. thought you'd like to know that.


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!

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