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Left to right: Campbell, Dee, and Lemmy in 2005
Background information
Origin London, England
Years active 1975–2015
  • Sanctuary
  • SPV
  • Epic
  • GWR
  • Bronze
Associated acts
  • Hawkwind
  • The Head Cat
  • Girlschool
  • Headgirl
  • Pink Fairies
Past members Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister
Larry Wallis
Lucas Fox
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
"Fast" Eddie Clarke
Brian "Robbo" Robertson
Phil "Wizzö" Campbell
Michael "Würzel" Burston
Pete Gill
Mikkey Dee

Motörhead were an English rock band. The band were started in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister. He is known better as "Lemmy." Although they started in 1975 they did not start to become famous until they became part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in 1979.

Motörhead played heavy metal music. But they played very fast in their first years. Many listeners call them the first speed metal or thrash metal band. Motörhead are a main influence on other bands that play those styles. Lemmy did not like his band being called anything other than just a rock and roll band.

Motörhead was listed at number 26 on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" TV show.

The band broke up in 2015 when Lemmy died of cancer on December 28th of that year, only four days after his 70th birthday.

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