The gravel voiced, mutton chopped “face” of the legendary Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister would have been 74 today. Motorhead’s music played an enormous role in creating what we know as Heavy Metal, and has been called “the most recognizable voice in Metal”. Pre-Motorhead, Lemmy worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix before joining the space rock band “Hawkwind” in 1971. After being fired, as Lemmy puts it, for getting busted with the wrong drugs, (Hawkwind were users of LSD, Lemmy was busted with amphetamines) he formed Motorhead out of frustration. Motorhead would go on to be one of the most influential metal bands of all time. Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015 of prostate cancer.

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