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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.

Lemmy Is “Feeling Much Better” After Latest Health Scare

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Motorhead fans who may have been worried that the cancellation of the band's appearance this past weekend at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paolo spelled a return to Lemmy Kilmister’s recent health woes can breathe easier.

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Motorhead Cancels Monsters of Rock Appearance After Lemmy Becomes Ill

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Motorhead called off its appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival in Brazil after frontmman Lemmy Kilmister became ill just hours before they were to take the stage today.

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Metallica is Officially the Loudest Band Ever

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Their 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' is the winner of the "loudness wars."

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Alice Cooper and Motorhead Masks Help You Plan Ahead for Halloween

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Trick or Treat Studios

So what if it's only April? It's never too early to start thinking about October 31.

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Motorhead Engineer Dave ‘Hobbsy’ Hilsden Dies

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YouTube

Dave Hilsden, a do-anything Motorhead assistant who handled engineering and front-of-house sound over a three-decade stint, has died.

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Roger Taylor Vs. Mikkey Dee: March Drum Madness

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Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Roger Taylor is Queen's stalwart engine, there from the first, while Mikkey Dee joined Motorhead well into their career.

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Watch Motorhead Recording Their New Album

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Motorhead have uploaded clips of them recording their new album to their Instagram account.

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Lemmy Says Motorhead’s Grammy Nomination Is Sweet Revenge

Jo Hale, Getty Images
Jo Hale, Getty Images

Now past the point where he was admittedly close to death, frontman Lemmy Kilmister says a Grammy nomination for Motorhead's 'Heartbreaker' song validates his long journey back from a series of health-related setbacks.

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Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead Will Reportedly Tour Together

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Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead will tour next year, according to Pollstar.

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35 Years Ago: Motorhead’s First Sessions Released As ‘On Parole’

United Artists
United Artists

The shelved album Motorhead recorded for United Artist in 1975-6 was released in December 1979 as 'On Parole.'

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