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Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has remained the sole constant as Motorhead became one of rock’s most important bands. Considered a forefather of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Motorhead has sold more than 30 million albums since its founding in 1975 — reaching a high-water mark at the turn of the ’80s with the UK-charttopping ‘No Sleep ’til Hammersmith.’ Their nifty incorporation of punk influences also helped spark the speed metal and thrash metal genres. Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee joined Motorhead in 1995, creating Motorhead’s longest-tenured lineup. Prior to his co-founding Motorhead, Lemmy was a member of space-rock pioneers Hawkwind from 1972-75 — where he first took up the bass — and also worked as a roadie with Jimi Hendrix in the late ’60s.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Motorhead’s Phil Campbell Remains in Deep Mourning Over Lemmy

Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, in his first interview since bandmate Lemmy Kilmister's sudden death, says he still hasn't come to terms with the loss.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: Motorhead Return After a Four-Year Break With the Assaulting ‘1916’

For years, Motorhead’s career roared along like a raging juggernaut, as fast as the songs they were famous for writing.

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Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel’s Announces Limited-Edition Motorhead Whiskey, Promptly Sells Out

The Jack Daniel Distillery has rolled out a special single-barrel whiskey in honor of Motörhead — not that you're likely to see it in stores anytime soon.

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YouTube

Former Motorhead Members Explain Their Absence From Lemmy’s Memorial

Motörhead veterans Phil Campbell and Eddie Clarke weren't on hand when Lemmy's memorial service took over the Sunset Strip on Jan. 9, but it wasn't for a lack of willingness to be there.

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YouTube

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Remembered During Emotional Service

"I miss you already, Lemmy," Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee said. "Try to take it a little easier on the other side."

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Germany ‘Kept Motorhead Alive’ According to Lemmy’s Friend

DJ Ian Camfield recalled how popular Motorhead were in Germany, even as they were ignored in their own country.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Hits British Top 10

A week after the death of Lemmy Kilmister on Dec. 28, Motorhead's biggest hit, "Ace of Spades," is returning the to U.K. charts.

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Mercury

Motorhead Fans Mount Campaign to Send ‘Ace of Spades’ to No. 1 for the New Year

Fans are looking to pay tribute to Lemmy by bringing him to the top of the charts.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Watch Footage from Motorhead’s Last Concert

As evidenced by fan-shot video from Motorhead's final show, Lemmy Kilmister kept rocking almost until the end.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images

Motorhead’s Mission: To Be ‘The Dirtiest Rock and Roll Band in the World’

Along the way, Motörhead more than lived up to Lemmy's boastful prediction, selling millions of records around the world and achieving legendary status as a live act.

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