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Motörhead (/ˈmtərhɛd/) were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band is often considered a precursor to, or one of the earliest members of, the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Motörhead released 23 studio albums, 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and five EPs over a career spanning 40 years. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith cemented Motörhead's reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band are ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2016, they have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal. Their lyrics typically covered such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and, most famously, gambling.

Although Lemmy has been credited with being part of various musical scenes, thrash metal or speed metal in the main, from the mid 1970s onward, he stated very clearly, when asked the question, that he plays Rock n Roll. He (Lemmy) has said that they had more of an affiliation with Punk Rockers than with the so-called Heavy Metal scene; Motörhead having evolved out of the London mid-1970s Punk era.

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015 after being initially diagnosed with an undisclosed aggressive form of cancer, which was later revealed as prostate cancer, and heart failure, after which drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell both confirmed that Motörhead would not continue as a band.

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Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 I Got Mine 1
2002 Extended Versions 1
2002 Keep Us on the Road: Live '77 1
2003 Live at Brixton Academy 1
2004 2004-08-15: Jolly Joker, Braunschweig, Germany 1
2005 2005-03-27: "We Are Your Easterbunnies", Ogden Theater, Denver, CO, USA 1
2005 Stage Fright 1
2005 BBC Live & In-Session 2
2006 Live 1
2007 Better Motörhead Than Dead: Live at Hammersmith 2
2010 The Wörld Is Ours, Volume 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else 2
2011 The Wörld Is Ours, Volume 1: Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else 2
2016 Clean Your Clock 1
1977-03-06: Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK 1
1993-07-03: Roskilde, Denmark 1
2000-11-29: Luleå, Sweden 1
2014-11-04: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK 1
Better Wear Armor! 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Eat the Rich 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1977 Motörhead 3
1979 Bomber 1
1982 Iron Fist 1
1984 Killed by Death 2
1990 The One to Sing the Blues 1
1993 Leaving Here / White Line Fever 1
1994 Born to Raise Hell 1
2007 Overkill (exclusive version) 1
2010 Get Back in Line 1
2010 K1664 1
God Save The Queen 0
Sacrifice 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Louie Louie EP 1
1979 Overkill EP 1
1979 No Class EP 1
1980 Ace of Spades EP 1
1980 Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers 1
1982 Iron Fist EP 1
1983 I Got Mine 1
1992 '92 Tour EP 1
1993 Burner EP 1
2000 God Save the Queen 1
Shine EP 1

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 "The Golden Years" Live EP 1
1981 Motörhead / Over the Top (Live EP) 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
BBCHead 1

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