Motörhead is 37 years young and still feasting on your ears. Through the years they have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, had over 10 top 40 hits , as well as winning a Grammy Award! The members are timeless citizens of the wörld, today based in Hollywood, California, Wales, UK and Gothenburg, Sweden. Motörhead has always been so much more than simply the greatest, loudest, meanest, toughest, rock'n'roll band in the world, they stand for an imprint representing freedom, independence (and a damn good time!). Motörhead is a lifestyle!
Motörhead were forged in the purest of fires back in 1975 by Ian Fraiser Kilmister, or Lemmy as he is universally known. Perhaps rock'n'roll's most venerable and popular living icon (as evidented by the success of the smash hit documentary 'Lemmy' which was released worldwide in 2011), Lemmy wanted to take his music and lifestyle directly to the people. Hard hitting, loud, aggressive and raucous rock'n'roll was the general idea, and as Lemmy said in those early, early days, 'If we moved in next door your lawn would die!'
Motörhead gleefully fostered a reputation for brazen indifference to volume control and they quickly fostered a hardcore fan base amongst rockers, punks and outcasts. They developed into an unstoppable juggernaut, the most dangerous of the dangerous, and 1978's record Overkill helped that legend grow even further. The title track alone is a skull-crushing classic with a double kick-drum pattern that established the template for modern heavy metal drumming.
Motörhead and their legendary logo quickly became a badge of honor and a stamp of rebellion. Central to their appeal was the fact that Lemmy & Co. really didn't give a damn what anyone thought, yet they retained a sense of camaraderie and togetherness with their audience that was unforced and unique.
In 1980 the band recorded Ace of Spades and its title track became the stuff of life, love, legend for multitudes and Motörhead have since then officially moved in next door to everyone. As if to cap it all off, Motörhead is confirmed as the loudest band in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
Through the years tours sold out left and right, while touring, lawns have been dying over the globe and it is clear that Motörhead is officially a legendary rock'n'roll force of nature. As if to underscore this, the band will release a new live DVD and album titled 'The World Is Ours Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else' in October 2012.