Motorhead Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th October 2015

Quote: "They're not very good." Motorhead star Lemmy isn't a fan of Radiohead.


15th October 2015

Quote: "They do a deal with our manager, then he tells us and it's too late to change it. The sex toy thing was a surprise, but it seems to be working out." Motorhead rocker Lemmy admits he had no idea the veteran stars were releasing their own line of sex toys until the deal was already done.


18th August 2015

Fact: Rockers Motorhead are to be honoured in frontman Lemmy's adopted Los Angeles to mark the band's 40th anniversary. Local politician Jose Huizar will preside over a special ceremony at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers at City Hall on 26 August (15), two days before the U.S. release of Motorhead's new album, Bad Magic, which was recorded in North Hollywood.


27th March 2015

Quote: "We had this Orgasmatrain thing and after we built it, we realised we couldn't get it in most of the venues - isn't that wonderful? The iron fist was even worse - it ended up making a very rude gesture to the crowd. We had to rely on our Motorheadedness to get us through." Motorhead rocker Lemmy recalls the band's struggles with extravagant stage sets in its 1980s heyday.


1st April 2014

Fact: Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Motorhead are set to team up to rock the centre of London this summer (Jul14) as part of a 10-day festival at Hyde Park. The historic venue's British Summer Time festival will kick off with a heavy rock spectacular on 4 July (14), which will also feature Faith No More and and Wolfmother.


27th March 2014

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is having a bronze-coloured sculpture of his own head shipped to his California home from his native Wales. The artwork was crafted by Nick Elphick, who wanted to commemorate Lemmy's connection to the Welsh town of Llandudno. The bass guitarist moved to Wales at the age of 10.


20th February 2014

Fact: Heavy rockers Motorhead have become the latest act to head for the high seas and create a fan cruise. MotorBoat will launch this autumn (14) and sail from Miami, Florida to Key West and Cozumel.


6th November 2012

Quote: "I'm hard to impress. I saw the Beatles at the Cavern... I saw Gene Vincent live about five times. I was lucky. People say, 'You're getting old now'. I say, 'Yeah, but look at what you missed'. I was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for seven months, so... you'd have to beat Jimi Hendrix to impress me and I don't see anybody doing that." Motorhead star Lemmy isn't a fan of modern acts.


29th October 2012

Quote: "Lady Gaga is very good at presenting herself, but apart from that there's nothing there. It's just somebody dressing up and singing a disco song." Motorhead rocker Lemmy is no fan of the Poker Face singer.


6th July 2012

Quote: "In 1982, somebody in the crew's mother died, so we got him completely f**king drunk, dragged him out in the courtyard and we all took a p**s on him. We were like, 'There you go, cheer up!' He was laughing his f**king head off." Motorhead star Lemmy on the most outrageous thing he has done offstage.


20th March 2012

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, which features collaborations with Dave Grohl and Joan Jett.


14th February 2011

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy has scored a cameo appearance in the music video for a new song by the Foo Fighters. The veteran musician is seen driving the band around in the promo for upcoming track WHITE LIMO.


29th December 2010

Quote: "Celebrate being 65? Not me." Motorhead rocker Lemmy refused to mark his milestone birthday on 24 December (10).


13th December 2010

Quote: "Mushy peas, I like. Brussels sprouts, foul. I won't eat anything with onions in whatsoever, I hate them - me and Ringo Starr have that in common." Motorhead rocker Lemmy is a fussy eater.


14th June 2010

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy joined guitar great Slash onstage at the U.K.'s Download festival on Sunday (13Jun10) for a rendition of Doctor Alibi. Slash introduced the Brit to the crowd as "a really good friend of mine".


29th September 2009

Quote: "I do still drink a lot. About a bottle of Jack (Daniel's) a day." Motorhead star Lemmy loves bourbon.


28th September 2009

Fact: Motorhead star MIKKEY DEE has finished third in the Swedish version of reality TV show I'm a celebrity... GET ME OUT OF HERE! The drummer was forced to sit out most of the band's current North American tour in order to take part in the show, Kandisdjungeln.


3rd May 2009

Fact: Motorhead have invited GIRLSCHOOL and The Damned to join them when they tour Britain later this year (09).


24th March 2009

Quote: "It's backfired at me ever since because the ace of spades is a bad-luck sign... For two years I've sung 'eight of spades,' and nobody noticed. Not even the rest of the band." Motorhead star Lemmy insists he's cursed by his own hit.


24th March 2009

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy has formed a new rock 'n' roll band with former STRAY CATS drummer SLIM JIM PHANTOM, called the HEAD CAT.


23rd March 2009

Quote: "I've always been very wordy; I've got a great vocabulary." Motorhead rocker Lemmy insists he's no idiot when it comes to the English language.


13th February 2009

Fact: Motorhead star Lemmy will appear as a playable character in the GUITAR HERO: Metallica videogame, which is due in stores this spring (09).


9th August 2008

Quote: "It's a f**king mess. It's another Vietnam - a war you can't win, because you can't fight an enemy you can't see. Anybody in that country could be the enemy. You can't shoot them all, so therefore, you have to get out. We should have never gone there in the first place." Motorhead rocker Lemmy insists war in Iraq was a big mistake.


4th June 2008

Fact: Motorhead frontman Lemmy is to be immortalised in plastic form. The singer has had an action figure made in his honour. The doll comes with a guitar, microphone and stand, as well as an Ace of Spades playing card in tribute to the band's hit 1980 single of the same name.


17th September 2007

Quote: "As much as he looks like a gunslinger that would eat your face off, he is one of the nicest people I've ever met." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl on grizzled Motorhead frontman Lemmy.


11th June 2007

Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy is being made into a miniature toy, complete with his own trademark boots, skinny jeans and tattoos.


29th November 2006

Fact: Razorlight frontman JOHNNY BORRELL is putting his trademark skinny white jeans under the hammer for charity tomorrow (30NOV06). The auction will aid British children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent and will also see lots from Motorhead and late conservationist STEVE IRWIN.


28th August 2006

Quote: "I got checked out in Berlin... The guy said I had the liver of a newborn baby and my lungs are OK, my kidneys are fine. (It'll) drive all these joggers f**king crazy." Motorhead star LEMMY KILMISTER is given the all-clear despite a life spent guzzling alcohol and taking drugs.


26th August 2006

Quote: "I'm not God, man. God's taller. I'm just walking around." Motorhead star LEMMY KILMISTER insists he's just a mere mortal, despite what heavy rock fans might think.


22nd August 2006

Quote: "I believe it's officially Manowar now, but they achieved it by playing in a small room, which I don't think is really fair." Motorhead rocker Lemmy admits his band are no longer classed as the world's loudest.


11th April 2006

Fact: British funnyman Ricky Gervais is joining Sean Combs, Motorhead's Lemmy, Cheech Marin and FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS star HUEY in lending a voice to characters in the new computer game version of Scarface.


11th April 2006

Fact: British funnyman Ricky Gervais is joining Sean Combs, Motorhead's Lemmy, Cheech Marin and FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS star HUEY in lending a voice to characters in the new computer game version of Scarface.


9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm going to have some pallbearers 6 feet 6 inches tall and some 3 feet 2 inches small. They'll carry me out in step to the LAUREL AND HARDY theme tune." Motorhead frontman Lemmy plans his funeral. </p>


19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm going to leave my body to medical science fiction." Motorhead rocker Lemmy on his after-death plans. </p>


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