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Friday, September 11, 2015

20 facts you may not know about Motorhead

For you Motorhead fans out there, you probably think you know everything about Lemmy and Co. Let's see if you truly know everything about Motorhead.
-"Motorhead" was not only not the first song he wrote for the soon to be legendary heavy metal band of the same name. It was also the last song he wrote with his previous band Hawkwind. It was the B-side to the band's 1975 single "King of Speed"
-Lemmy worked backstage when he couldn't be out on the stage. He worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, lugging their gear around and managing Emerson, Lake & Palmer
-1979's Overkill album is where Motorhead really found their fame. The album art is as iconic as the album itself. Created by Joe Petagno, it remains one of the most popular album covers to this day
-Despite his immense use of drugs or alcohol, Lemmy wrote the song "Dead Men Tell No Tales" about Jimmy Miller, who produced the album Bomber. He was battling heroin addiction during production
-"Ace of Spades" was used for the Rock Band 2 game and some of the lyrics were changed slightly to reflect Lemmy's apparent immortality. "I don't want to live forever...But, apparently I am"
-Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, drummer for Motorhead, was once so reckless he ignored a broken neck injury he sustained while touring under the influence of drugs and alcohol and because of that, he has an orange-sized lump on his neck
-The band's song "Dancing on Your Grave" helped inspire the name for one of Brazil's most popular heavy metal bands Sepultura. After translating the song's title, the band liked the translation. Sepultura means grave in Portugese
-No one was hurt during the making of the video for the 1984 song "Killed by Death". A stuntman was paid to drive the Harley Davidson through walls
-Michael Burston, better known as simply Wurzel, who joined the band in 1984, got his nickname from a cartoon scarecrow character. He was also in the military, which appealed to Lemmy and fascinated him as much as playing the guitar
-Phil Campbell, who helped turn Motorhead into a four piece band, is one of the best known guitarists to come out of Wales. He really got known in the music world for being part of New Wave of British Heavy Metal act Persian Risk
-The demonic-looking train gracing the cover of the band's Orgasmatron album is based on the album's original title "Ridin' with the Driver"
-Ed Stasium, who is noted for his work with The Ramones, was supposed to produce the band's 1916 album, but Lemmy caught him overdubbing some Latin percussion on the song "Going to Brazil" without the band's consent and was fired
-"You Better Run", from the band's 1992 album March or Die, was later recorded as "You Better Swim" for use on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
-Starting with 1993's Bastards and ending with 1998's Snake Bite Love, the producer was Howard Benson, who's noted work was with newer bands such as Papa Roach and Theory of a Deadman
-Mikkey Dee is the longest running drummer for Motorhead. And not shockingly, a lot of fans know he is Swedish. But he's also Greek, because his real name is Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou
-Lemmy appeared on an October 2001 episode of The Drew Carey Show, playing a song called "Sorry"
-Guitar legend Steve Vai plays guitar on the songs "Terminal Show" and "Down on Me" from 2001's Inferno
-The coat of arms gracing the front of the band's Motorizer album depicts England's Three Lions (for Lemmy), Sweden's Three Crowns (for Mikkey), the Welsh Dragon (for Phil Campbell) and the band's official mascot, the Snaggletooth
-The band's famous mascot, the Snaggletooth, has appeared on almost every album except the band's On Parole album and 1996's Overnight Sensation
-Ironically, Lemmy Kilmister was born Ian Fraser Kilmister. He earned his iconic nickname from his constant requests to borrow money. Such as "Lemmy a fiver"

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