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.
Why Lemmy Preferred the Beatles to the Rolling Stones
Motorhead icon compared John Lennon’s “hard men” to Mick Jagger’s “mummy’s boys.”
Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades' to Get 40th-Anniversary Vinyl Box Set
Super Deluxe version includes two full concerts from 1981 and other goodies.
Scorpions and Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Says He Had COVID-19
Rocker lost 15 pounds during his one-month battle.
Kirk Hammett’s Anger Over Motorhead, Thin Lizzy Rock Hall Snubs
Metallica guitarist says basing induction on sales is “a big piece of s---.”
Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Lemmy Lead New Series of Funko Pop! Figures
Ghost, Slayer, Slipknot and others will also be immortalized in vinyl.
5 Reasons Motorhead Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
As if Lemmy Kilmister wasn’t all the reasons ever needed.
Listen to Rob Halford Guest on Phil Campbell Single ‘Straight Up'
Judas Priest and Motorhead members collaborate on track from Campbell’s ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ album.
Dee, Campbell Added to Motorhead's Rock Hall of Fame Nomination
Surviving members thank fans and voting panel for update.
Motorhead's Campbell, Dee Skipped in Rock Hall Nod: 'Pure Wrong'
Guitarist and drummer played on the majority of the group's 22 studio albums.