After being sacked from Hawkwind in 1975, supposedly for “doing the wrong drugs,” Lemmy Kilmister decided to form a new band, originally to be called Bastard. Realizing that this would preclude them from commercial acceptance, he eventually settled on Motörhead, after a song he had written for Hawkwind. His stated aim was for the outfit to be “the dirtiest rock n’ roll band in the world”. The name Motörhead was derived from a slang term for an amphetamine user.
They are widely recognized as progenitors of thrash metal, a fusion of heavy metal and what was soon to become hardcore punk. Consequently they influenced countless rock, punk rock, and heavy metal bands that followed.
The actual band members are: Lemmy Kilmister – Bass and vocals, Phil Campbell – Lead guitar and Backup vocals and Mikkey Dee at the Drums.
Pep Bonet has been documenting their life on the road during 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.