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Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Dies At 70

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Dies At 70
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Lemmy Kilmister, the founding member and frontman of Motörhead, and a leading figure in hard rock's resurgence in the late '70s and its endurance since, has died of cancer on Monday (Dec. 28), according to the band's Facebook page. He was 70 years old.

"There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Kilmister passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer," the band wrote on Facebook, adding that the rock veteran had just learned of his condition on December 26th (two days after his birthday), while at home with his family, "sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow... We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren't words."

Many of Kilmister's heavy metal brethren and artists he inspired took to Twitter to pay tribute to the inimitable artist. "Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today," Ozzy Osbourne tweeted. "He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side." Kilmister served as a co-writer on his friend Osbourne's 1991 LP No More Tears, including the hit "Mama, I'm Coming Home" and Grammy-winning "I Don't Want to Change the World."

"We've lost a friend & legend," Foo Fighters wrote on their Facebook page. "My heart is broken. RIP Lemmy. Born To Lose, Lived To Win." The band attached a live version of "Stay Clean" from their 1979 album Overkill.

Radio personality Eddie Trunk was the first to report Kilmister's passing, "Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock. Anthrax's Scott Ian wrote, "He lived a life of dreams and he went out on top. He was Motörhead and HE PLAYED ROCK & ROLL!!!" Ian added in a statement to Rolling Stone, "He was my hero and he was my friend."

"Lemmy has passed away. Truly one of a kind. Much more to him than many knew. RIP," Kiss' Paul Stanley wrote, while Mark Lanegan tweeted, "Rip Lemmy. Seeing Motörhead at the Yakima Speedway on ace of spades tour changed my life. So sad."


Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (24 December 1945 - 28 December 2015) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter, founder, and sole constant member of the rock band Motörhead as well as having been a member of Hawkwind.

Lemmy was born on Christmas Eve in the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. When Lemmy was three months old, his father, an ex-Royal Air Force chaplain, separated from his mother. His mother and grandmother moved to nearby Newcastle-under-Lyme, then moved again to Madeley, another nearby town. When Lemmy was 10, his mother married former footballer George Willis, who already had two older children from a previous marriage, Patricia and Tony, with whom Lemmy did not get along.

The family moved to a farm in Benllech, Anglesey, North Wales, with Lemmy later commenting on his time there, that "funnily enough, being the only English kid among 700 Welsh ones didn't make for the happiest time - but it was interesting from an anthropological point of view". He attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwch, where he was nicknamed Lemmy, although he is unsure why; it would later be claimed that the name originated from the phrase "lemmy (lend me) a quid 'til Friday" because of his habit of borrowing money from people to feed his addiction to slot machines. He soon started to show an interest in rock and roll music, girls, and horses.

By the time he left school his family had relocated in Conwy, still in northern Wales. There he worked menial jobs including one at the local Hotpoint electric appliance factory, while also playing guitar for local bands, such as the Sundowners, and spending time at a horse riding school. Lemmy saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club when he was 16, and then learned to play along on guitar to their first album Please Please Me. He also admired the sarcastic attitude of the group, particularly that of John Lennon.

At the age of 17, he met a holidaying girl called Cathy and followed her to Stockport (near Manchester), where she had his son Sean, who was put up for adoption. In the documentary film Lemmy, Lemmy mentions having a son whose mother has only recently "found him" and "hadn't got the heart to tell him who his father was", indicating the boy - perhaps Sean - was given up for adoption.

In Stockport, Lemmy joined local bands The Rainmakers and then The Motown Sect who enjoyed playing northern clubs for three years. Wanting to progress further, in 1965 he joined The Rockin' Vickers who signed a deal with CBS, released three singles and toured Europe, reportedly being the first British band to visit the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Rockin' Vickers moved to Manchester, where they lived together in a flat. There Lemmy got involved with a girl named Tracy who bore him a son, Paul, although Lemmy would not have any involvement with Paul until the boy was six.

Leaving the Rockin' Vickers, Lemmy relocated to London in 1967. He shared a flat with Noel Redding, bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and with Neville Chesters, their manager. He got a job as a roadie for the band. In 1968 he joined the psychedelic rock band Sam Gopal and recorded with them for the album Escalator and the single "Horse".

After meeting Simon King in a Chelsea shopping centre in 1969, he joined the band Opal Butterfly, but the group soon folded, having previously failed to raise enough interest with their singles.

At this time he changed his legal name from Willis to Kilmister, i.e. from his step-father's surname to his biological father's surname, and he also attempted a reconciliation with his biological father. But it turned out their relationship was not repairable: Lemmy later described him as a "nasty little weasel".

In 1972, Lemmy joined the space rock band Hawkwind, who were based in Ladbroke Grove, London, as a bassist and vocalist. He had no previous experience as a bass guitarist, but quickly developed a distinctive style that was strongly shaped by his early experience as a rhythm guitarist, often using double stops and chords rather than the single note lines preferred by most bassists. His bass work was a fundamental part of the Hawkwind sound during his tenure, perhaps best documented on Space Ritual. He also provided the lead vocals on a number of songs, including the band's biggest UK chart single, "Silver Machine", which reached No.3 in 1972.

In 1975 Lemmy was fired from Hawkwind after he was arrested at the Canadian/US border in Windsor, Ontario, on drug possession charges; he spent five days in jail. Lemmy was released without charge as Windsor Police arrested him for possession of cocaine and after testing the evidence it turned out to be speed. So according to Canadian law at the time, he couldn't be charged with anything and was released with no charge or conviction.

He went on to form a new band called "Bastard" with guitarist Larry Wallis (former member of the Pink Fairies, Steve Took's Shagrat and UFO) and drummer Lucas Fox. Lemmy's connection with Took (formerly of T. Rex) was not limited to Wallis, as they were personal friends and Took was the stepfather to Lemmy's son, Paul. When his manager informed him that a band by the name of "Bastard" would never get a slot on Top of the Pops, Lemmy changed the band's name to "Motörhead" - the title of the last song he had written for Hawkwind.

Soon after, both Wallis and Fox were replaced with guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and with this line-up the band began to achieve success. Lemmy's guttural vocals were unique in rock at that time, as they would not be copied until the rise in popularity of punk. In fact the band's sound appealed to both Lemmy's original fans and, eventually, to fans of punk rock. Lemmy asserted that he generally felt more kinship with punks than with metalheads; he even played with the Damned for a handful of gigs when they had no regular bassist. The band's success peaked between 1980 and 1981 with a number of UK chart hits, including the classic single "Ace of Spades", which is still a crowd favourite, and the UK No. 1 live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. Motörhead have since gone on to become one of the most influential bands in heavy metal. With the passing of Lemmy (see below), and due to him being the only constant member, Motörhead are not likely to continue performing and releasing records. Despite Motörhead's many member changes over their 40-year history, the lineup of Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee had remained constant since 1995.

He wrote the song "R.A.M.O.N.E.S" for the Ramones, which he would play in his live sets as a tribute to the band. He was brought in as a songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne's 1991 No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Hellraiser," (which Motörhead would later record themselves and release as a single), "Desire," "I Don't Want to Change the World" and the single "Mama I'm Coming Home." Lemmy has noted in several magazine and television interviews that he made more money from the royalties of that one song than he had in his entire time with Motörhead. After being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes in 2000, for which he was hospitalized briefly, Lemmy again appeared with Motörhead at WrestleMania 17. Lemmy published his autobiography, White Line Fever in November 2002. In 2005, Motörhead won their first Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category with their cover of Metallica's "Whiplash." From 1990 he lived in Los Angeles, California, most recently in a two-room apartment two blocks away from his favorite hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.

An officially licensed Lemmy figurine has been produced. Available as a "regular" or "special" edition, Lemmy recalls: "I had to stand on this platform while the camera went around and did the hologram thing and then they made the model, only smaller. They said it's an action figure and I said, 'So, you're gonna put a dick on it?' They said, 'No.' I said, 'Well, then it's not going to get much action then, is it?' A bad name for it, right?"

In 2005, he began recording an unreleased solo album titled Lemmy & Friends, which was intended to include a collaboration with Janet Jackson.

Lemmy has made appearances in film and television, including the 1990 science fiction film Hardware and the 1987 comedy Eat the Rich, for which Motörhead also recorded the soundtracks. In the 1980s Motörhead were the musical guests on the cult British TV show "The Young Ones", episode entitled "Bambi". In the 1994 comedy Airheads (in which he is credited as "Lemmy von Motörhead"), one scene involving Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi, has Brendan Fraser's character, "Chazz" Chester Darvey talking to an undercover cop who is pretending to be a record executive—Chazz asks him, "Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?", the cop replies, "Lemmy", to which Rex, played by Steve Buscemi, imitates a game show buzzer and the cop quickly changes his answer to "… God!". Rex replies saying, "Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy is God". Lemmy appears in the film and shouts out (truthfully) that he edited his school magazine as other people in the crowd admit geeky pastimes in their youth. Lemmy has also appeared in several movies from Troma Entertainment, including the narrator in 1996's Tromeo and Juliet and as himself in both Terror Firmer and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.
Lemmy has a cameo role in the film ''Down and Out with the Dolls'' (Kurt Voss 2001). He appears as a lodger who lives in a closet.
Lemmy recently has appeared on Down and Dirty with Jim Norton as the series deejay, and also created the theme music.

The rockumentary film Lemmy was directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. It consists of a combination of 16 mm film and HD video footage, produced over three years. It features interviews with friends, peers, and admirers such as Dave Grohl, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica, David Ellefson of Megadeth, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Alice Cooper, Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order, Dee Snider, Nikki Sixx, Mick Jones of The Clash, Ice-T, Kat Von D, Henry Rollins, Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton Heat, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, Mike Inez, Joan Jett, pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley, pro wrestler Triple H, Fast Eddie Clarke, Jarvis Cocker, Marky Ramone, former Hawkwind bandmates Dave Brock and Stacia, and Steve Vai.

Lemmy premiered on March 2010 at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. It was first screened in Britain at the London Film Festival on 23 October 2010. Entertainment One released the DVD on 25 January 2011.

In 2015, Lemmy appeared as a central figure in the Björn Tagemose-directed silent film Gutterdämmerung opposite Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Tom Araya of Slayer and Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes.

Lemmy appeared as an unlockable character in the game Guitar Hero: Metallica.

Lemmy also provided the voice for the arms dealer in Scarface: The World is Yours.
He was the main character in the 16-bit video game "Motörhead".
Because of his association with WWE, Lemmy's face is used as a template in the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.

He also provided his voice for the video game Brütal Legend, voicing the Kill Master, a character designed and based on his likeness.
In the Super Mario video game series, the Koopaling Lemmy was named after him.

Dave Grohl, on his Probot website, summarizes musicians he worked with. For Lemmy's entry he wrote: " We recorded his track in Los Angeles in maybe two takes about a year and a half ago. Until then I'd never met what I'd call a real rock 'n' roll hero before. Fuck Elvis and Keith Richards, Lemmy's the king of rock 'n' roll - he told me he never considered Motörhead a metal band, he was quite adamant. Lemmy's a living, breathing, drinking and snorting fucking legend. No one else comes close."

In a Channel 4 documentary called Motörhead: Live Fast, Die Old, broadcast on 22 August 2005, it was claimed that Lemmy had "bedded" in excess of 2,000 women. Lemmy himself however stated: "I said more than a thousand, the magazine made two thousand of it." Maxim has Lemmy at number 8 on its top ten "Living Sex Legends" list, as they claim that he has slept with around 1,200 women.

In the documentary he explained that while in school he noticed a pupil who had brought a guitar to school and had been "surrounded by chicks". His mother had a guitar, which he then took to school, even though he could not play, and was himself surrounded by girls: "In those days just having a guitar was enough… that was it".

Lemmy was well known for his lifelong large intake of alcohol. In the documentary Live Fast Die Old, it was revealed that he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's every day and had done so since he was 30 years old. In 2013, however, Lemmy stopped drinking Jack Daniel's for health reasons.

During Lemmy's time with Hawkwind, he developed an appetite for amphetamines and LSD and was to become renowned for his use of the former. Before joining Hawkwind, he recalled Dik Mik, a former Hawkwind sound technician, visiting his squat in the middle of the night and taking speed with him. They became interested in how long "you could make the human body jump about without stopping," which they did for a few months, until Mik ran out of money and wanted to return to Hawkwind, taking Lemmy with him.
"I first got into speed because it was a utilitarian drug and kept you awake when you needed to be awake, when otherwise you'd just be flat out on your back. If you drive to Glasgow for nine hours in the back of a sweaty truck you don't really feel like going onstage feeling all bright and breezy... It's the only drug I've found that I can get on with, and I've tried them all - except smack [heroin] and morphine: I've never "fixed" anything."

In November 2005, he was invited to the Welsh Assembly as a guest speaker by Tory Welsh assembly member William Graham. He was asked to express his views on the detrimental effects of drugs, and called for the legalisation of heroin: "I have never had heroin but since I moved to London from North Wales in '67 I have mixed with junkies on a casual and almost daily basis," he said. "I also lived with a young woman who tried heroin just to see what it was like. It killed her three years later. I hate the idea even as I say it, but I do believe the only way to treat heroin is to legalize it." He stated that legalization would eradicate the drug dealer from society.

Lemmy collected German military regalia, and has an Iron Cross encrusted on his bass, which has led to accusations of Nazi sympathies. He has stated that he collects this memorabilia for aesthetic values only, and considers himself an anarchist or libertarian, and that he is "anti-communism, fascism, any extreme," saying that "government causes more problems than it solves." Jeff Hanneman, the late founder of the thrash metal band Slayer, befriended Lemmy due to their shared fondness for collecting Nazi memorabilia. According to Keith Emerson's autobiography, two of Lemmy's Hitlerjugend knives were given to Emerson by Lemmy during his time as a roadie for The Nice. Emerson used these knives many times as keyholders when playing the Hammond organ during concerts with The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer before destroying them.

Lemmy stated in a 2011 interview with the British website The Arts Desk that he was agnostic.
Lemmy in his usual singing stance, with his microphone in its high position.

Lemmy positioned his microphone in an uncommonly high position, angled so that he appears to be looking up at the sky rather than at the audience. He said that it was for "personal comfort, that's all. It's also one way of avoiding seeing the audience. In the days when we only had ten people and a dog, it was a way of avoiding seeing that we only had ten people and a dog."

He used hot-rodded Marshall JMP Superbass II amplifiers from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Each amp, with a nominal output of 100 watts, is used with a 4x12 speaker cab and a custom-made 4x15 cab. He uses two such stacks, one on each side of the drum riser. For many years the amps were nicknamed "No Remorse," "Killer" (left side amp) or "Murder One" (right side amp) with appropriate nameplates. "No Remorse" was subsequently replaced by a new amp nicknamed "Marsha" when, as Kilmister said in an October 2004 interview, it "blew up." "Killer" and "Murder One" were believed to have been destroyed in Argentina when all the other equipment was stolen, but this was later proven to be untrue. In 2006, Marshall designed new, prototype versions of "Murder One," which were then put into production. The original amplifier was retired. A limited number of these bass heads have been released by Marshall in 2008 as the "1992LEM," a signature series copy of Lemmy's 1992 100-watt Super Bass Head, "Murder One."

In September 1996, his Rickenbacker bass was featured in the Bang Your Head exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

On 28 December 2015, four days after his 70th birthday, Lemmy died at his home in Los Angeles, California, at 16:00 PST following a "short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer." Motörhead announced his death on their official Facebook page later that day. According to the band, he had learned of the disease on 26 December, two days prior to his death.


As a member of The Rockin' Vickers:
1965 - "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" / "Stella" (7" single)
1965 - "It's Alright" / "Stay By Me" (7" single)
1966 - "Dandy" / "I Don't Need Your Kind" (7" single)
2000 - The Complete: It's Alright (compilation)

As a member of Sam Gopal:
1969 - Escalator
1969 - "Horse" / "Back Door Man" (7" single)

As a member of Hawkwind:
1972 - "Silver Machine" / "Seven by Seven" (7" single)
1972 - Glastonbury Fayre - contains "Silver Machine" and "Welcome to the Future"
1972 - Greasy Truckers Party - contains "Born to Go" and "Master of the Universe" (10/11 Hawkwind tracks on 2007 re-release)
1972 - Doremi Fasol Latido
1973 - "Lord of Light" / "Born to Go" (7" single)
1973 - "Urban Guerrilla" / "Brainbox Pollution" (7" single)
1973 - Space Ritual
1974 - Hall of the Mountain Grill
1974 - "Psychedelic Warlords" / "It's So Easy" (7" single)
1975 - "Kings of Speed" / "Motorhead" (7" single)
1975 - Warrior on the Edge of Time
1983 - The Weird Tapes (live and out-takes, 1967-1982)
1984 - The Earth Ritual Preview EP (guest appearance as bass and backing vocals on Night of the Hawks)
1985 - Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin (live 1973)
1985 - Space Ritual#Volume 2 (live 1972)
1986 - Hawkwind Anthology (live and out-takes, 1967-1982)
1991 - BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (live 1972)
1992 - The Friday Rock Show Sessions (live 1986)
1997 - The 1999 Party (live 1974)

As a member of Robert Calvert's band:
1974 - "Ejection" / "Catch a Falling Starfighter" (7" single)
1974 - Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
1980 - "Lord of the Hornets" / "The Greenfly and the Rose" (7" single)

Side projects and career spanning:
1990 - Lemmy & The Upsetters - Blue Suede Shoes
2000 - Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B (aka The Head Cat) - Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B
2006 - The Head Cat - Fool's Paradise
2006 - The Head Cat - Rockin' the Cat Club: Live from the Sunset Strip
2006 - Lemmy - Damage Case (Compilation)
2007 - Keli Raven & Lemmy Kilmister "Bad Boyz 4 Life" (single).
2011 - The Head Cat - Walk The Walk… Talk The Talk

Band collaborations:
1978 - The Doomed (one off performance at the Electric Ballroom, 5 September 1978) Bootleg recording with Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies. Brian James had left The Damned and took the rights to the name with him.
1979 - The Damned - "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" / "Ballroom Blitz" (with Lemmy on bass) / "Turkey Song" (7" single) - available as bonus track on the reissued Machine Gun Etiquette album
1980 - The Young & Moody Band - "Don't Do That" (7" & 12" single)
1981 - Headgirl (Motörhead & Girlschool) - St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP
1982 - Lemmy & Wendy O. Williams - Stand by Your Man EP

Charity collaborations:
1985 - Hear 'n Aid
1985 - The Crowd - You'll Never Walk Alone (Bradford City F.C. Fire Disaster)
2011 - Emergency - Livewire + Girlschool + Rudy Sarzo vocals (Haiti Appeal)

Guest appearances:
1977 - Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun (appears in the music video)
1984 - Albert Järvinen Band - Countdown
1989 - Nina Hagen - Nina Hagen - guests on "Where's the Party"
1992 - Bootsauce - Bull - guests on "Hold Tight"
1994 - Fast Eddie Clarke - It Ain't Over Till It's Over - guests on "Laugh at the Devil".
1994 - Shonen Knife - Rock Animals - guests on "Tomato Head" single remix (Track 3 - "Lemmy in There Mix") - not the album track
1996 - Skew Siskin - Electric Chair Music
1996 - Ugly Kid Joe - Motel California
1996 - Myth Dreams of World - Stories of the Greek & Roman Gods & Goddesses
1996 - Skew Siskin - Voices from the War
1997 - The Ramones - We're Outta Here! - guests on "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."
1999 - Jetboy - Lost & Found
1999 - Skew Siskin - What the Hell
1999 - A.N.I.M.A.L. - Usa Toda Tu Fuerza - guests on a version of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"
2000 - Doro - Calling the Wild
2000 - Swing Cats - A Special Tribute to Elvis - guests on "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Trying to Get to You" and "Stuck on You"
2001 - The Pirates - Rock Bottom
2001 - Hair of the Dog - Ignite - guests on "Law"
2002 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Batt and guests - Philharmania - guests on "Eve of Destruction"
2003 - Ace Sounds - Still Hungry
2003 - Skew Siskin - Album of the Year
2004 - Probot - Probot - guests on "Shake Your Blood"
2005 - Throw Rag - 13 Ft. and Rising - guests on "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down"
2006 - Doro - 20 Years - A Warrior Soul - guests on "Love Me Forver" and "All We Are"
2007 - The Warriors - Genuine Sense of Outrage - guests on "Price of Punishment"
2007 - Keli Raven single "Bad Boyz 4 Life" (co-writer and guest vocalist)
2008 - Airbourne - Guest actor on Airbourne's "Runnin' Wild" Music Video
2008 - We Wish You a Metal Christmas - Run Run Rudolph
2008 - Legacy - Girlschool album - Don't Talk to Me vocals, bass, triangle and lyrics.
2009 - Queen V - Death or Glory - guests on "Wasted"
2009 - Brütal Legend (video game) - The Kill Master (voice)
2010 - Slash - Slash - "Doctor Alibi" (vocals and bass)
2011 - Michael Monroe - Sensory Overdrive guests on "Debauchery As A Fine Art"
2011 - Foo Fighters - Guest actor on Foo Fighters "White Limo" Music Video
2012 - Nashville Pussy - Guest on Nashville Pussy's song "Lazy Jesus" on the re-release of the album "From Hell to Texas"
2014 - Emigrate - Guest bass and vocals on track Rock City, from their album Silent So Long

Appearances on film soundtracks, tribute, wrestling and various artists albums:
1990 - Hardware: Original Soundtrack - contains "A Piece of Pipe" by Kaduta Massi with Lemmy
1990 - The Last Temptation of Elvis: Blue Suede Shoes - contains "Blue Suede Shoes" by Lemmy & The Upsetters
1994 - Airheads: Cameo on film and performing "Born to Raise Hell" on the soundtrack
1997 - Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen - performs on "Tie Your Mother Down"
1998 - Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC - performs on "It's a Long Way to the Top"
1998 - ECW: Extreme Music - contains a cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" by Motorhead.
2000 - Bat Head Soup - Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne - performs on "Desire"
2001 - Performs the Game Live at WWE Wrestlemania 17
2001 - Frezno Smooth: Original Soundtrack - contains a version of Twisted Sister's "Hardcore" by Lemmy
2001 - A Tribute to Metallica: Metallic Assault - performs on "Nothing Else Matters"
2002 - Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three - performs on "Thirsty & Miserable"
2002 - Metal Brigade - performs on "Good Rockin' Tonight" by Lemmy and Johnny Ramone
2004 - Spin the Bottle - An All-Star Tribute to KISS - performs on "Shout It Out Loud"
2004 - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - performs "You Better Swim"
2005 - Numbers from the Beast: An All Star Salute to Iron Maiden - performs on "The Trooper"
2005 - Performs "The Game" Live at WWE Wrestlemania 21
2005 - Metal: A Headbangers Journey
2006 - Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne - Performs "Desire" with Richie Kotzen
2006 - Cover Me in '80s Metal (Fantastic Price Records) - Metal artists covering the hits of others. Performs AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top".
2006 - Butchering the Beatles - Performs "Back in the USSR".
2009 - Flip Skateboards Presents Extremely Sorry - Performs "Stand By Me" with Baron and Dave Lombardo.
2010 - Danko Jones - Full of regret - Stars in the music video along with Elijah Wood and Selma Blair
2011 - Foo Fighters - White Limo - Stars in the music video

Video tape/laser disc
1982 Live in Toronto - Castle Hendring
1984 Another Perfect Day EP
1985 Birthday Party
1986 Deaf Not Blind
1987 More Bad News
1988 EP
1988 The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years
1990 Hardware (Lemmy was cast as a water taxi driver; and plays a recording of "Ace of Spades" for his passengers).
1991 Everything Louder than Everyone Else

1987 Eat the Rich
1994 Airheads - cameo as "The Rocker" who "was editor of the school magazine!"
1997 Tromeo and Juliet - cast as Narrator, Troma pictures
2001 Down and Out with the Dolls - as Joe
2001 25 & Alive Boneshaker
2001 WrestleMania X-Seven - Performing Triple-H's entrance theme "The Game" live
2001 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV -as a Tromaville citizen
2002 Motörhead EP
2002 The Best of Motörhead
2003 The Special Edition EP
2003 Charlie's Death Wish - As himself
2004 Everything Louder than Everything Else
2005 Stage Fright (also HD-DVD 2007)
2005 Ringers: Lord of the Fans
2005 WrestleMania 21 Performing "The Game"
2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
2006 The Head Cat Live: Rockin' the Cat Club
2006 Foo Fighters: Hyde Park
2010 Lemmy
2011 The Wörld Is Yours bonus DVD

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