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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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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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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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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

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

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

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