Motörhead - Trivia
Motorhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister once worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix.
Motörhead made an appearance on The Drew Carey Show on Season 7, Episode 6 entiled Bus-Ted on October 17, 2001. They played a song titled "Sorry" with character Mimi Bobeck.
Lemmy appeared in a video by the Pop-Rock band Boys Don't Cry entitled "I Wanna Be A Cowboy".
Motorhead has recently produced their own wine, known as the Motorhead Shiraz.
The song ''Sacrifice'' was used in the movie Tromeo and Juliet, a film in which Lemmy appears.
Song ''Born to Raise Hell" was later recorded with Ice T and Whitfield Crane and released as a single (including a version on picture disc). This version of the song was featured in the movie Airheads
The song "You Better Run" was re-recorded in 2004 as "You Better Swim" for the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
"R.A.M.O.N.E.S.", is a tribute to punk band the Ramones,
The title track, of the album 1916, is a reflection on the World War I killings. It's an uncharacteristically slow ballad, in which Lemmy's singing is only lightly accompanied.
The song "Eat the Rich" was written for Peter Richardson's 1987 film Eat the Rich which starred the regular cast of The Comic Strip and Lemmy himself in a bit part as "Spider."
''Orgasmatron's'' original album's working title was ''Ridin' With The Driver'' and later changed to ''Orgasmatron''; it was too late for Joe Petagno to change the cover art and the train design was used.
The songs "Back At The Funny Farm", "We Are The Road Crew", "In The Black" and "Marching Off To War" were featured on the video game Brütal Legend.
Ace Of Spades was the first of the band's albums to feature a photograph of them, dressed as cowboys, on the cover.
During the recording of ''Bomber'' album, the producer Jimmy Miller was increasingly under the influence of heroin, at one point disappearing entirely from the studio, later being found asleep at the wheel of his car. Ironically the album features the band's first anti-heroin song - "Dead Men Tell No Tales
Sales of the single "Louie Louie" brought the band their first appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops
Motörhead artwork featured War-Pig, the fanged face that became an icon of the band, created by artist Joe Petagno
Tracks,"Motorhead", "The Watcher" and "Lost Johnny") were re-recordings of songs Lemmy had written and recorded with Hawkwind, "City Kids" was a re-recording of a Wallis track co-written and recorded with The Pink Fairies, "Leaving Here" was a cover version of a Holland/Dozier/Holland Motown song Lemmy had learnt whilst roadying for The Birds
During the 1979 'Bomber' tour of Great Britain, the band met with writer Alan Burridge who then produced the first 'Motörhead Magazine'. Around the same time, drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor's sister, Helen Taylor, had started the Motörheadbangers fan club. Burridge and Taylor worked together to print the latest news for Motörhead fans, the first fanzine was published in January 1980. The Motörheadbangers fanzine is printed three times a year, and has 3,000 subscribers.
Paul Hadwen, who had worked on the 'cartoon' style of the early Motörheadbangers fanzines with Chris Harris during Helen Taylor's leadership, and also drew the 'comic strip' art included with the 'Another Perfect Day' album, died at his home in Leeds in late July 2007, aged 50. The club now has roughly over 3000 members since starting in 1980.
Motorhead" is British slang for a speed freak
Motörhead drummer "Mikkey Dee" is best friends with FIFA ex-referee Anders Frisk, who's also a big fan of the band.
Reportedly, Sid Vicious once asked Lemmy Kilmister to teach him to play bass, stating "I can't play bass." Lemmy's reply was "I know". According to Lemmy, Sid Vicious was a hopeless student.
Lemmy collects Nazi memorabilia, and has an Iron Cross encrusted on his bass, which has led to accusations of right-wing extremist tendencies; however, Lemmy considers himself an anarchist, saying that "government causes more problems than it solves" and that he is "anti-communism, fascism, or any other extremes."
The lead singer/bassist Lemmy (real name Ian Kilmister) got his nickname 'lemmy' from his incredible skill of borrowing money.
The song "Motorhead" is the only song in recorded rock history to contain the word "parallelogram".
The name "Motörhead" is taken from the last song from Lemmy's last album with his former band Hawkwind ('Warrior on the Edge of Time', 1975). The track wasn't available on the original version, but was added on later re-issues.