History Music / Motorhead

10th Mar '16 1:29:59 PM timotaka
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.last name.
10th Mar '16 1:27:21 PM timotaka
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lemmy Kilmister. That last name is his real one.
14th Feb '16 8:45:36 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* HeartbrokenBadass: In his autobiography ''White Line Fever'', Lemmy reveals that his first love was a young black girl he met when he was a teenager living in [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. She was killed in a hate crime. To the day he died, she remained the only woman he ever loved.

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* HeartbrokenBadass: In his autobiography ''White Line Fever'', Lemmy reveals that his first love was a young black girl he met when he was a teenager living in [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. She was killed in died of a hate crime.heroin overdose. To the day he died, she remained the only woman he ever loved.
6th Feb '16 8:19:10 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* TeamDad: Pretty much was this to anyone in the hard rock/heavy metal community; while he was very much one of the "elder statesmen" of those genres, he also never looked down on any of his contemporaries and was always gracious to the fans -- some of whom grew up and started their own bands. If he met you and liked you, that was good enough for him to hang out with you anytime. After his death, Creator/NeilGaiman recounted that he and a friend had once used Lemmy's name to get into a private bar in England, then lo and behold, Lemmy was at the bar. Neil confessed what they'd done, and Lemmy just replied "Good on ya," and kept drinking.
6th Feb '16 8:15:40 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* TheAlcoholic: Lemmy admitted he was an alcoholic, claiming to have consumed a bottle of Jack Daniel's on a daily basis since the late '70s, but didn't care because it didn't turn him into an asshole. He was also known to say that he couldn't quit drinking because "My insides are in an alcohol solution, and without it they'll die."

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* TheAlcoholic: Lemmy admitted he was an alcoholic, claiming to have consumed a bottle of Jack Daniel's on a daily basis since the late '70s, but didn't care because it didn't turn him into an asshole. He was also known to say that he couldn't quit drinking because "My insides are in an alcohol solution, and without it they'll die." He did finally cut back on his alcohol consumption after a serious health scare in 2013; he went from drinking a fifth of Jack every day, to screwdrivers(vodka & orange juice). Typically, when his manager asked him why he was drinking screwdrivers now, Lemmy replied "Orange juice is good for you."



* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2. Kind of a bizarre example. While most people assume the band is basically [[RevolvingDoorBand Lemmy plus two other guys]], drummer Mikkey Dee has been in the band since 1992 and guitarist Phil Campbell has been in the band since 1984 (which makes him by far the longest-serving band member bar Lemmy). So although these members have been together since 1992, they were still a four-piece until guitarist Würzel (a member from 1984 to 1995) quit. The most recent (and final) line-up of Lemmy, Campbell and Dee existed from 1995 to 2015.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2. Kind of a bizarre example. While most people assume the band is basically [[RevolvingDoorBand Lemmy plus two other guys]], drummer Mikkey Dee has been was in the band since 1992 and guitarist Phil Campbell has been in the band since 1984 (which makes him by far the longest-serving band member bar Lemmy). So although these members have been together since 1992, they were still a four-piece until guitarist Würzel (a member from 1984 to 1995) quit. The most recent (and final) line-up of Lemmy, Campbell and Dee existed from 1995 to 2015.



** DentedIron: His old age and bad habits eventually caught up with him: he had Type 2 diabetes and had to get a pacemaker in 2013, after his irregular heartbeat forced him to cancel shows. In October 2013, he admitted to quitting smoking and drinking. In 2015, he was forced to cancel several tour dates after a lung infection resulted in difficulty breathing and prevented him from singing, and sadly he passed away at the end of the year.

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** DentedIron: His old age and bad habits eventually caught up with him: he had Type 2 diabetes and had to get a pacemaker in 2013, after his irregular heartbeat forced him to cancel shows. In October 2013, he admitted to quitting smoking and drinking.drinking a fifth of Jack ''daily''(he switched to screwdrivers). In 2015, he was forced to cancel several tour dates after a lung infection resulted in difficulty breathing and prevented him from singing, and sadly he passed away at the end of the year.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Lemmy lived to be 70 years old but still looked pretty damn good, appearing to be in his mid-40's to early 50's. This is amazing considering the fact that he was an alcoholic ''and'' smoker for so many years; he was blessed considering that what he did has been proven to make people look ''older'' than they are.
** Lemmy liked to joke that he drank so much that his body was being preserved in an alcohol solution, which is why he didn't look as old as he was.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Lemmy lived to be 70 years old but still looked pretty damn good, appearing to be in his mid-40's to early 50's. This is amazing considering the fact that he was an alcoholic ''and'' smoker for so many years; he was blessed considering that what he did has been proven to make people look ''older'' than they are.
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are. Lemmy liked to joke that he drank so much that his body was being preserved in an alcohol solution, which is why he didn't look as old as he was.was. Toward the very end of his life, this started to not be the case; many people noted that when he attended his last birthday party at The Rainbow, he looked very thin and exhausted. It was also the only year he didn't join the tribute band onstage for a song or two.


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* SkywardScream: Not so much a scream, but Lemmy's habit of raising the microphone high and tilting it downward, so that he had to be looking up at the ceiling to sing into it. This had the effect of allowing him to sing louder and take deeper breaths quicker(because his trachea was straightened out; it's the same reason Johnny Cash tilted his head back at the end of each line), though he often joked that it began as a way for him not to have to see how few people were coming to their early shows.
1st Feb '16 12:44:15 PM Inspeps
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead for over 35 years. Really, the only Nikki Sixx of Music/MotleyCrue could possibly represent this trope better than Lemmy since,well, Nikki can boast that he actually died from an overdose and came back a few minutes later.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead for over 35 years. Really, the only Nikki Sixx of Music/MotleyCrue could possibly represent this trope better than Lemmy since,well, Nikki can boast that he actually died from an overdose and came back a few minutes later.
1st Feb '16 12:43:39 PM Inspeps
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead for over 35 years.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Lemmy slept with at least 1,200 women (some accounts claim over 2,000), he was notorious for his love of speed and booze, and he kicked ass around the world with Motorhead for over 35 years. Really, the only Nikki Sixx of Music/MotleyCrue could possibly represent this trope better than Lemmy since,well, Nikki can boast that he actually died from an overdose and came back a few minutes later.
25th Jan '16 5:23:40 PM Premonition45
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--->''I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave\\

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--->''I -->''I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave\\


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** "Ace of Spades":
-->You know I'm gonna lose, and gamblin' is for fools.
-->But that's the way I like it, baby. I don't wanna live forever!
25th Jan '16 3:33:32 PM Inspeps
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On the night of December 28th, 2015, it was [[https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead/posts/1107561019276205 announced]] via the band's official Website/{{Facebook}} page that Lemmy had passed away at the age of 70 after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer, passing away while in front of his favourite video game and surrounded by his family.

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On the night of December 28th, 2015, it was [[https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead/posts/1107561019276205 announced]] via the band's official Website/{{Facebook}} page that Lemmy had passed away at the age of 70 after a short battle with an extremely aggressive prostate cancer, passing away while in front of his favourite video game and surrounded by his family.
25th Jan '16 3:31:53 PM Inspeps
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-> ''"We're fuckin' artists! We're sensitive as '''''SHIT!'''''"''
-->--'''"Philthy Animal" Taylor'''
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