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Today is Lemmy Kilmisters birthday. He would have been 75 years old.

The end of 2015 was a sad time for all Motörhead fans around the globe. We are slowly coming up on five years without the founder, lead singer, bassist, and songwriter of the extremely well-loved heavy metal band Motörhead — Lemmy Kilmister.
​Not to dwell on the negative, Lemmy was one of the founders of the heavy metal genre and will be remembered as such. In addition to appreciating his professionalism and love of heavy metal music, fans appreciated Lemmy as a unique person who enjoyed breaking barriers.

An excellent way to reminisce about someone is to learn more about them — so, let’s go over some fun facts about the rock god Lemmy.

Lemmy used to be the road manager for Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He was also briefly a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy told Rolling Stone in 2010 regarding working for the guitar icon: “Whenever they needed an extra pair of hands I was right there. I didn’t get the job for any talent or anything. But I did see Jimi play a lot. Twice a night for about three months.”

Iron Maiden have a mascot named “Eddy,” Motorhead have “Snaggletooth.” Artist Joe Petagno came up with the idea of a gorilla-dog hybrid with wild boar tusks. Lemmy then added the helmet, chains and spit. Snaggletooth appears on most Motorhead album covers.

Kilmister formed Motorhead in 1975 after being fired from the band Hawkwind in 1975. Motorhead’s original name was “Bastard,” but was changed to “Motorhead” after the last song Lemmy wrote for Hawkwind.

Lemmy’s real name was Ian Fraser Kilminster. He acquired his nickname as a child as he was always asking to borrow money.

Lemmy has acted in several movies directed by Lloyd Kaufman and released by Troma Studios, among them Tromeo & Juliet and Terror Firmer.

Lemmy’s father was a vicar.

Lemmy didn’t pick up a bass until he was 23. He had previously played guitar but, in his own words, he was “mediocrity squared.”

Motorhead provide the entrance music for both WWE wrestler Triple H (“Play The Game”), and Triple H’s wrestling stable Evolution (“Line In The Sand”).

Lemmy is often seen as the most hedonistic artist on earth. He claims to have done speed for over 20 years. Even past age 60 he claims he still does drugs every day, eats lot of junk food, and drinks a bottle of whiskey a day. He claims to have had sex with over 3000 women during his life.

Rumor has it that when Lemmy asked a doctor for blood purification, the doctor said that his body is so adapted to speed that pure blood would kill him.

Psychedelic Lunch

Some albums (and music in general) transport us to the time we were actively listening to it. Orgasmatron (1986) is one of those albums for me personally. I was drinking a lot, hanging out with my friends and playing dungeons & dragons (with the books and the dice and all the imagination) and watching The Young Ones on MTV every Sunday night with my rowdy friends. Motörhead made an appearance on that show and I went out and bought this ball crushing record. The very first song (Deaf Forever) was the perfect soundtrack to a D&D battle scenario, with a relentless riff and Lemmy’s apocalyptic lyrics. Other highlights were the hilariously descriptive Dr. Rock “Chin up, shoulders back/You’ve got a body like a Marshall stack” (priceless!), and of course, the monstrously heavy title song. I share the same birthday as Lemmy, a fun fact I wear with pride and honor! Buy Orgasmatron in any format you can find, and crank it as loud as you possibly can!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

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Despite his no longer being with us, Motörhead‘s very own Lemmy Kilmister’s solo album may see the light this year. According to his collaborator Jim Voxx of Skew Siskin in an interview with Metal Talk, the solo album has been in the works since 2003, and may feature Dave Grohl, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Damned.

“We are also in the very last stages of the Lemmy solo album.”

I still don’t know when it will be released because this is in the hands of the Motörhead management and it took a while now but you know, Lemmy had so many things left, there are so many other recordings and they all had to sort out how to proceed and there is no real time rush to release this album so I can imagine it will be towards the end of this year.”

According to a previous interview in 2013 unearthed by Blabbermouth, Lemmy said he was thinking about calling the album False Teeth For The Deaf, and said the music is “all just great rock and roll, that’s the only way to describe it.”

MOTORHEAD Frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s Long-Rumored Solo Album Might Surface This Year

Push for Heavy Metal to Be Named After Rocker Lemmy Tabled. Periodically.

The newest heavy metal quartet has debuted, but to the disappointment of more than 150,000 Motörhead fans, none of the members will be named for late rock legend Lemmy Kilmister, who died last December.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced Wednesday that four newly discovered elements added to the periodic table have been named by their discoverers and are up for public review.

A change.org petition aimed to name one of the superheavy elements “lemmium” was perhaps doomed from the start, as IUPAC has strict guidelines for the naming of elements:
“Keeping with tradition, newly discovered elements can be named after a mythological concept or character (including an astronomical object); a mineral or similar substance; a place, or a geographical region; a property of the element or a scientist.”
It is possible they were hoping Kilmister would qualify as a mythological character. Instead, the element with the atomic number 115 will be known as moscovium (Mc), named for the city of Moscow. Another new element, nihonium (Nh), is named for one of the Japanese terms for Japan, meaning literally “the Land of Rising Sun.” Nihonium has an atomic number of 113 and is the first element to have been discovered by a research team from an Asian nation.

Tennessine (Ts), of atomic number 117, is also named for a geographic area in honor of contributions by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee. Lastly, element 118 will be known as oganesson (Og), in honor of Russian nuclear physicist Yuri Oganessian, who was a pioneer in the research of superheavy elements.
Nihonium was discovered and named by a Japanese team led by Professor Kosuke Morita, while the other three elements were named by researchers from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia and the United States.

The public review period will expire in five months on November 8, giving die-hard metal fans one last chance to lobby for Lemmy.