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Motörhead live at Red's in Edmonton, Alberta, Mey 2005.
Left tae richt: Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, an Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister.
Background information
OreiginLunnon, Ingland
GenresHivy metal, speed metal, hard rock
Years active1975–2015
LabelsSanctuary, SPV, Epic, GWR, Bronze
Associate actsHawkwind, The Head Cat, Girlschool, Headgirl
MembersIan "Lemmy" Kilmister
Phil "Wizzö" Campbell
Mikkey Dee
Past membersLarry Wallis
Lucas Fox
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
"Fast" Eddie Clarke
Brian "Robbo" Robertson
Pete Gill

Motörhead (/ˈməʊtəˌhɛd/, US: /ˈmoʊtəˌhɛd/) wur a Inglis rock baund shapit in Juin 1975 bu bassist, sangster, an sangwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, profeesionally kent bi his stage name Lemmy, who wis the sole constant member. The baund is aften considered a precursor tae, or ane o the earliest members o, the New Wave o Breetish Hivy Metal, which re-energised hivy metal in the late 1970s an early 1980s.[1] Despite this, Lemmy aye dubbit their muisic as simply "rock an roll".

Motörhead hae released twinty-three studio albums, ten live recordins, twal compilation albums an five EPs. Uisually a pouer trio, they haed pairticular success in the early 1980s wi several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chairt. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, an pairticularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cementit Motörhead's reputation as a top-tier rock baund.[2] The band are ranked number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[3] As o 2012 they hae saud mair nor 15 million albums warldwide.[4]

Motörhead are teepically classifee'd as hivy metal, an their fusion o punk rock intae the genre helpit tae pioneer speed metal an thrash metal. Their leerics teepically cover such topics as war, guid versus evil, abuis o pouer, promiscuous sex, substance abius, an, mist famously, gamblin.

Lemmy dee'd on 28 Dizember 2015 efter bein diagnosed wi a undisclosed "aggressive" fuirm o cancer. The day efter Lemmy's death, Drummer Mikkey Dee statit that Motörhead wad no continue as a baund.[5][6]

Lineup[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Lemmy Kilmister - Vocals, Bass Guitar
  • Phil Campbell - Guitar
  • Mikkey Dee - Drums

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "New Wave of British Heavy Metal". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 Apryle 2009.
  2. "LosingToday reviews". LosingToday Magazine's review of BBC Live & In-Session. Retrieved 11 Februar 2007.
  3. "VH1: 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists: 1–50:". Rock on the Net:. 22 Februar 2009. Retrieved 10 Mey 2009.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  4. "Motorhead". Motorheadphones. Archived frae the original on 9 Februar 2013. Retrieved 12 Januar 2015.
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  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named blabbermouth.net Motörhead Is Over