Interesting Facts About MOTORHEAD

Interesting Facts About MOTORHEAD

Motorhead is one of the biggest rock bands of all time, who were active for a total of 40 years between the years of 1975 and 2015. In the eyes of many, Motorhead were the band that ushered in a new wave of heavy metal in Britain, which seemed to re-energize the heavy metal scene as a whole. With Motorhead being one of the best and most notorious bands around, let’s take a look at some interesting facts about them.

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister was the sole constant member

Over the years, the face of the band did change and there was a total of 10 different members. These included Larry Wallis, Lucas Fox, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, Brian “Robbo” Robertson, Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, Michael “Wurzel” Burston, Pete Gill, Mikey Dee and of course Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the sole constant member of Motorhead.

Motorhead produced plenty of material

Over the course of their 40 active years as a band, Motorhead released 22 studio albums, 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums and 5 EPs. Their final release was Bad Magic in 2015, with the album receiving widespread critical acclaim. The band disbanded four months after the album’s release due to the passing of founding member Lemmy Kilmister.

Motorhead are well known in professional wrestling circles

Motorhead are the band behind Triple H’s famous entrance music, “The Game”. He’s used this track since 2001 and Motorhead also played the track live for him at WrestleMania X-Seven and WrestleMania 21. Rock Out by the band was also the theme song for WWE Unforgiven in 2008 and they also created the music for Triple H’s Evolution faction too.

The band has their own slot game

Slot games are all the rage these days, and with game developers always looking out for new themes, a Motorhead video slot was creating by leading company NetEnt. It’s a 5-reel, 76 payline slot that has fast become one of the most popular around, due to authentic video footage and music being used in the game. It’s proven to be a masterstroke by NetEnt to bring Motorhead to life in slot game form, so why not visit to enjoy the rock and roll thrill.

Ace of Spades was hugely successful

Motorhead’s biggest and most successful track was undoubtedly Ace of Spades, which released in 1980. It was a song that had everything, from gambling metaphors to wisdom. While many would have it in their top 10 Motorhead songs of all time, it’s comfortably one of the most well-known songs in general, and it was even adapted for video game Rock Band 2 as well.

Motorhead was developed by Lemmy’s former band

Lemmy was previously a member of a band called Hawkwind but found himself dismissed after being arrested for possession of drugs in Canada in May 1975. The final song that Lemmy had written for Hawkwind was in fact called Motorhead, and this is what he used as the inspiration to form a new band, who he went on to call Motorhead.

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