Everything louder than everyone else? Fuck yes.
After his dismissal from Hawkwind (following a drug bust on the Canadian border), Lemmy formed Motörhead in the summer of 1975. Over the next four decades, his band did things in their own defiant, deafening style, releasing 22 studio albums in the process. Many of your favourite bands are indebted to Lemmy and Motörhead.
So, to celebrate the life and times of the iconic frontman and his band, here are the eminently quotable interviews, the stories behind the songs, essential playlists, plus tales from the road and the high seas – all from the TeamRock archives.
“I am rock and roll, and rock and roll is me…”
The world according to Lemmy
Hellraiser, rogue, father - Lemmy remembered
He was Lemmy and he played rock’n’roll...
Lemmy: In His Own Words
The 20 greatest Motorhead songs – as voted by you
Motorhead: The Song That Changed Lemmy's Life
The Story Behind The Song: Motorhead by Motörhead
The Old Man And The Sea: All Aboard The Motorhead Motorboat
Bonus Content: Full Lemmy Interview
The 10 best Motörhead songs that aren't Ace Of Spades
Lemmy: "I watch TV, I play a bit of music and I chase women"
Motorhead: "I joined the mile high club under a blanket, very nice"
The 10 best songs Motorhead have ever covered
Motorhead: The Three Amigos
Motörhead: It's only rock'n'roll!