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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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Kaitsu Software

25 Years Ago: Lemmy Kilmister’s Bad Breath Saves Motorhead in Commodore Amiga Video Game

Before each battle, Lemmy exclaims, "Let's rock!" But that's not his secret weapon.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Lemmy’s First-Ever Solo Album Due Later This Year

Late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister's debut solo album is scheduled for release later this year.

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Headbangr

Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Visits Lemmy Statue

Seven months after it was unveiled at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee visited the statue of his deceased bandmate, Lemmy.

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Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images / Vevo

Airbourne’s Video for Lemmy Tribute Song Features Classic Motorhead Footage

"It's All For Rock 'n' Roll" closes out Airbourne's current studio effort, 'Breakin' Outta Hell.'

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Lemmy Kilmister’s Death: One Year Later

Lemmy Kilmister's death set off a powerful wave of remembrance and tribute from colleagues and fans alike. But this loss would reverberate long past the initial shock.

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20 Years Ago: Motorhead Return to the Power Trio Format on ‘Overnight Sensation’

Motorhead returned to their roots as a power trio and delivered a strong late-career effort with their 13th studio album 'Overnight Sensation.'

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Ex-Motorhead Guitarist Phil Campbell to Debut Bastard Sons Band With New EP

For Phil Campbell, life after Motörhead begins in earnest this fall.

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GWR

30 Years Ago: Motorhead Return on Their Own Terms With ‘Orgasmatron’

By most accounts, the word "orgasmatron" originated in Woody Allen's 1973 comedy movie Sleeper, where it was the name of a scientific device used to produce -- you guessed it -- orgasms.

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Bronze

35 Years Ago: Motorhead Get Live on ‘No Sleep ’til Hammersmith’

Motorhead's live album, 'No Sleep 'til Hammersmith,' reached No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.

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Martyn Goodacre, Getty Images

Late Motorhead Drummer Phil Taylor’s Will Left Nothing to His Wife

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who was estranged from his wife when he died last November, left an estate worth more than $1.8 million.

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