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Artist
Motorhead
   
Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 22
Appearing in a total number of: 4 charts | Total period running: 43 days
Biography

Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser \"Lemmy\" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member. 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. Despite this, Lemmy always dubbed their music as simply \"rock and roll\".

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 2012, 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.

Lemmy died on 28 December 2015 after being diagnosed with an undisclosed \"aggressive\" form of cancer. Drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil Campbell both confirmed that Motörhead would not continue as a band.

Discography:
Motörhead (1977)
Overkill (1979)
Bomber (1979)
Ace of Spades (1980)
Iron Fist (1982)
Another Perfect Day (1983)
Orgasmatron (1986)
Rock \'n\' Roll (1987)
1916 (1991)
March ör Die (1992)
Bastards (1993)
Sacrifice (1995)
Overnight Sensation (1996)
Snake Bite Love (1998)
We Are Motörhead (2000)
Hammered (2002)
Inferno (2004)
Kiss of Death (2006)
Motörizer (2008)
The Wörld Is Yours (2010)
Aftershock (2013)
Bad Magic (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Motorhead in the news
Authority Zero Announce New EP 'The Back Nine' Out April 30; Produced By Cameron Webb (Sum 41, Pennywise, A Day To Remember, Motorhead, Megadeth) (20/04/2021) Dave Grohl To Publish New Book With Dey Street Books (07/04/2021)
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Musicians That Inspired Online Slots (14/03/2021) Budderside Share New Single/Video "Pardon Me" Feat. Phil Campbell (Motorhead) Dedicated To Lemmy Kilmister (12/01/2021)
Walking Papers Release New Track And Video "Divine Intervention," From Forthcoming Third Album 'The Light Below,' Due Out February 5 (11/01/2021) Motherfaster - "Slower Father" (30/12/2020)
Motorhead Music Heavy Rock Outfit Budderside Announce Whisky A Go Go Livestream 12/24 In Celebration Of Lemmy's Birthday (18/12/2020) Get Inked: Musicians With Most Tattoos (06/12/2020)
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