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Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was a distinctive part of the heavy metal genre.

Lemmy was born in Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in North Wales. He was influenced by rock and roll and the early Beatles, which led to him playing in several rock groups in the 1960s, most significantly the Rockin' Vickers. He worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and The Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead on their hit "Silver Machine". After being fired from Hawkwind, he founded Motörhead as lead singer, bassist, songwriter and frontman. Motörhead's success peaked in 1980 and 1981 and included the hit single "Ace of Spades". Lemmy continued to record and tour regularly with Motörhead until his death in December 2015.

Aside from his musical skills, Lemmy was well known for his hard living lifestyle and regular consumption of alcohol and amphetamines. He was also noted for his collection of Nazi memorabilia, although he did not support Nazi ideals. He made several cameo appearances in film and television.

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Discography

For releases with Motörhead see the Motörhead discography
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
As a member of Hawkwind
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 CatFool's Paradise
  • 2006 – The Head CatRockin' 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 CatWalk The Walk… Talk The Talk
Band collaborations
Charity collaborations
  • 1985 – Hear 'n Aid
  • 1985 – The CrowdYou'll Never Walk Alone (Bradford City F.C. Fire Disaster)
  • 2011 – Emergency – Livewire + Girlschool + Rudy Sarzo vocals (Haiti Appeal)
Guest appearances
  • 1977 – Sex PistolsHolidays In The Sun (appears in the music video)
  • 1984 – Albert Järvinen BandCountdown
  • 1989 – Nina HagenNina Hagen – guests on "Where's the Party"
  • 1992 – BootsauceBull – guests on "Hold Tight"
  • 1994 – Fast Eddie ClarkeIt Ain't Over till It's Over – guests on "Laugh at the Devil".
  • 1994 – Shonen KnifeRock Animals – guests on "Tomato Head" single remix (Track 3 – "Lemmy in There Mix") – not the album track
  • 1996 – Skew SiskinElectric Chair Music
  • 1996 – Ugly Kid JoeMotel California
  • 1996 – Myth, Dreams of the WorldStories of the Greek & Roman Gods & Goddesses
  • 1996 – Skew Siskin – Voices from the War
  • 1997 – The RamonesWe'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 – DoroCalling the Wild
  • 2000 – Swing CatsA 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 – ProbotProbot – guests on "Shake Your Blood"
  • 2005 – Throw Rag13 Ft. and Rising – guests on "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down"
  • 2006 – Doro20 Years – A Warrior Soul – guests on "Love Me Forver" and "All We Are"
  • 2007 – MeldrumBlowin' Up The Machine – guests on "Miss Me When I'm Gone"
  • 2007 – The WarriorsGenuine 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 – LegacyGirlschool 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 – SlashSlash – "Doctor Alibi" (vocals and bass)
  • 2011 – Michael MonroeSensory Overdrive guests on "Debauchery As A Fine Art"
  • 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

Videography

Video tape/laser disc

DVD




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