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London, United Kingdom (1975 – present)

Motörhead are a British band formed in London, UK in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band pre-dated, but are sometimes regarded as part of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Motörhead is also regarded as, with Judas Priest and Accept, one of the first Speed Metal bands.

Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of into the genre helped to pioneer and . Lemmy dislikes such labels, preferring to describe the band’s music simply as “rock ‘n’ roll” and usually opening live shows with the line “We are Motörhead. We play rock and roll.” Usually a , Motörhead 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 one of Britain’s foremost rock bands.

Motörhead’s approach has remained the same over the band’s career, preferring to play what they enjoy and do best; their appreciation of early rock and roll is reflected in some of their occasional cover songs. Motörhead’s lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and “life on the road”.

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  • DavidSoaresXD

    v v v fuck you

    Yesterday 6:25pm Reply
  • naaprs

    <3

    16 Nov 4:30pm Reply
  • EJkanne

    Looking forward to Thursday!! \\m/

    15 Nov 9:49pm Reply
  • Headbanger_96

    Motörhead For Life!!

    7 Nov 1:31am Reply
  • GolyJelen

    Born to lose Live to win

    4 Nov 7:43pm Reply
  • Acid_XenomorpH

    Born to raise hell we know how to do it and we do it real well! \\m/

    1 Nov 8:10am Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    Another time in Poland, hell yeah! :D

    27 Oct 2:52pm Reply
  • AndMetal13

    RÖARRRRRRRR METAL PUNX ROCK N ROLL

    24 Oct 9:05pm Reply
  • naaprs

    <3 ♥ <3

    30 Sep 2:21am Reply
  • antix91

    I'm in love with rock 'n' roll, it satisfy my soul That's how it has to be, I won't get mad I got rock 'n' roll, to save me from the cold And if that's all there is, it ain't so bad Rock 'n' roll!

    29 Sep 8:14am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Now your time has come, a storm of iron in the sky War and murder come again

    28 Sep 2:11am Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Don't forget us: WE ARE MOTORHEAD AND WE PLAY ROCK N ROLL ! (2

    27 Sep 12:55pm Reply
  • jespreblob

    "This band is really good, why all the ppl stick to Ace of Spades making thus Motorhead an one-hit wonder group? Is this a hoax or something? " ace of spades is fucking awesomet hough, cant blame them..

    25 Sep 7:29am Reply
  • kayto1996

    v real motorhead fans don't stick to ace of spades...they just got some commercial success with it ,at a time when the music charts had a better cross section of musical tastes....now it's all seperated and pigeon holed for us by the media moguls...the real hoax is what's popular ???

    25 Sep 6:07am Reply
  • Acid_XenomorpH

    This band is really good, why all the ppl stick to Ace of Spades making thus Motorhead an one-hit wonder group? Is this a hoax or something?

    23 Sep 2:05pm Reply
  • ssafikmetal

    10,000 plays! \\m/

    18 Sep 12:49pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    is it normal that when I think of Ace of Spades, that I automatically think of metal robots playing metal ? :/

    15 Sep 1:55am Reply
  • naaprs

    <3

    7 Sep 12:40am Reply
  • Kamenev747

    Mean Machine

    4 Sep 9:51pm Reply
  • Elaneandrade

    MOTÖRFUCKINGHEAD ♥ !!!

    28 Aug 3:21pm Reply
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