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Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister, founding member of metal band Motorhead, died

Dec 30, 2015 12:00 IST

Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and singer in the British heavy metal band Motorhead, passed away on 28 December 2015 after battling cancer. He was 70.

Popularly known as Lemmy, he played furiously on platinum-selling Motorhead albums like Ace of Spades , Overkill and Iron Fist.

About Ian Fraser Lemmy Kilmister
• He was born in December 1945 in Staffordshire, England.
• He joined the English psych-rock band Hawkwind in 1971, but got kicked out several years later for abusing amphetamines drug. In response, he formed Motorhead in 1975.
• Motorhead has released 22 studio albums with Lemmy as its only constant member. His last album was Bad Magic in 2015.
• He was regarded as the godfather for rock n roll endurance and genres like thrash and speed metal.

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