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 Kilmister Booked a Motorhead Farewell Show in 1976
Lost interview reveals frontman’s doubts over band’s future at the beginning.
Motorhead Members Nearly Quit Over ‘Pop’ LP ‘Overnight Sensation’
Drummer Mikkey Dee says he and guitarist Phil Campbell were ready to leave Lemmy in 1996.
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5 Years After Lemmy’s Death: What Motorhead’s Members Have Done
Just because Motorhead ended doesn't mean the surviving members have slowed down.
When Lemmy Offered Motorhead as Michael Monroe’s Backing Band
Hanoi Rocks singer recalls “honor” just after his group broke up in 1984.
Why Lemmy Preferred the Beatles to the Rolling Stones
Motorhead icon compared John Lennon’s “hard men” to Mick Jagger’s “mummy’s boys.”