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Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Speed Metal
Years active 1975—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Sanctuary Records
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne
The Head Cat
The Damned
Thin Lizzy
Persian Risk
Corrosion of Conformity
King Diamond
Website Website
Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister
Phil Campbell
Mikkey Dee
Former members
Lucas Fox
Larry Wallis
Eddie Clarke
Brian Robertson
Pete Gill
Phil Taylor
Matt Sorum

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Motörhead Overview


Motörhead are a British rock band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band pre-dated, but are sometimes regarded as part of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Usually a power trio, Motörhead 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 one of Britain's foremost rock bands.

The Wörld is Yours (2010) Motörizer (2008) Kiss Of Death (2006) Inferno (2004) Hammered (2002) We Are Motörhead (2000) Snake Bite Love (1998) Overnight Sensation (1996) Sacrifice (1995) Bastards (1993)

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Motorhead Announce November UK Tour

April 13, 2011
Motorhead have announced details of a UK tour, set to take place in July. The band will play a total of twenty dates across the UK, kicking off in Bradford at St. Georges Hall on November 2 and concluding at Manchester's O2 Apollo on November 18.   Read more 

Slash And Motorhead's Lemmy Statue Bid Rejected

January 19, 2011
A proposal to erect statues of former Guns N Roses' guitarist Slash and Motorhead's Lemmy has been rejected. A petition, signed by over 318 people last month, to build two statues of the Stoke-on-Trent musicians has been turned down by the local council, reports.  Read more 

Motorhead, Mastodon Join Sonisphere Festival 2011 Line-Up

January 17, 2011
Motorhead and Mastodon have been added to the line-up for this year's Sonisphere festival in Knebworth. Other new additions to the bill at the event, which runs from July 8-10, include In Flames and Parkway Drive.  Read more 

Dave Grohl, Slash, Metallica Set For Motorhead's Lemmy Movie

October 15, 2010
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Slash and Metallica are set to appear in a new documentary movie about Motorhead’s Lemmy. The film, entitled Lemmy, follows the singer across the world over a three-year period.  Read more 

Motorhead, Beach Boys' Brian Wilson To Headline Guilfest

March 18, 2009
Motorhead and former Beach Boys star Brian Wilson will headline this year's Guilfest festival, organisers have announced. The music festival will take place in Stoke Park from July 10th-12th.  Read more 

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