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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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Adam Berry / Jim Dyson, Getty Images

Motorhead Demand Apology From Band Over Drug-Use Comments

Motorhead have labeled comments from a Kentucky-based metal band concerning drug use while on tour a "lie," and they're demanding an apology.

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Adam Berry / Joerg Koch, Getty Images

Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee to Play Drums on Scorpions’ U.S. Tour

Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee will play drums for Scorpions when the veteran band performs in the U.S. next month.

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Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller / Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Weighs in on AC/DC and Motorhead

Scott Ian, like most fans, never wants to see his musical heroes slow down, but that's just what's happened with AC/DC and Motorhead.

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UDR

Motorhead’s ‘Clean Your Clock’ Will Feature One of Lemmy’s Final Shows

'Clean Your Clock' was recorded on Nov. 20-21 in Munich, Germany, just weeks before frontman Lemmy Kilmister's sudden death.

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Bronze Records
Bronze Records

The Story of Motorhead’s Breakthrough Album, ‘Overkill’

Motorhead's breakthrough second album was released on March 24, 1979.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Ex-Motorhead Members to Join Saxon for Lemmy Tribute at Swedish Racing Event

Former Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell are set to join fellow British metal vets Saxon for a tribute to Lemmy.

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Chung Sung-Jun / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Motorhead Meet Metallica: Phil Campbell Joining Robert Trujillo’s Mass Mental for London Show

Former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell will sit in with Mass Mental, a side project led by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, when the band performs in London on March 13.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

How Would You Rank Motorhead’s 10 Best Songs?

It's your turn to take over our Top 10 Motorhead Songs list.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Mikkey Dee Thinks the Surviving Members of Motorhead Could Tour in Tribute to Lemmy

Ex-Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee is open to the idea of a Lemmy tribute tour featuring some of his fellow former bandmates.

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Motorhead’s Phil Campbell Recording Solo Album With Special Guests

Former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell is in the studio working on a solo album that looks likely to feature guest appearances from Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Slipknot drummer Chris Fehn and more.

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