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.
Motorhead's 'Iron Fist' Gets 40th-Anniversary Deluxe Reissue
New set includes studio demos and previously unreleased live footage.
How Anvil's Guitarist Settled His Differences With Lemmy
Steve "Lips" Kudlow rejected offer to join Motorhead in 1983.
Six Reasons Motorhead's 'Iron Fist' Deserves More Respect
There's plenty to like about the much-maligned 1982 album.
Reissue Roundup: Summer Sets From Eric Clapton, Motorhead, More
Recent archival releases include expanded box sets, rare live LPs and revised compilations.
Lemmy Kilmister Booked a Motorhead Farewell Show in 1976
Lost interview reveals frontman’s doubts over band’s future at the beginning.
Mikkey Dee’s Sadness Over Last Moment with Lemmy
Motorhead drummer didn’t know they’d never meet again.
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.