An English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister. The band is often considered as one of the earliest members of, the new wave of British heavy metal which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Although they changed their line-up many, many times — they never changed their raging sound. Motörhead has been credited with being part of various musical scenes, thrash metal or speed metal in the main, from the mid 1970s onward, when asked the question, that they play Rock n Roll. Lemmy has said that they had more of an affiliation with Punk Rockers than with the so-called Heavy Metal scene; Motörhead having evolved out of the London mid-1970s Punk era. Motörhead released 22 studio albums, 13 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, and four EPs over a
“The band are ranked number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”
career spanning 40 years. As a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and particularly No Sleep ‘till Hammersmith cemented Motörhead’s reputation as a top-tier rock band. The band are ranked number 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. As of 2016, they have sold millions of albums worldwide. The band toured throughout their 40 year career as a trio of Guitarist Phil Campbell, Drummer Mikkey Dee while fronted by Lemmy, in early 2015 they entered the studio to begin work on a new album. The finished product, titled XXX: Bad Magic, was released in late August 2015. Sadly, Lemmy’s health continued to decline. He died on December 28, 2015. The band’s last record turned out to be a recording of two typically blistering sold-out shows at Munich’s Zenith concert hall only a month prior to his death. The Motörhead legacy will live on through their music and loyal fans for many years to come.
Camerons Brewery have teamed up with legendary rock band Motörhead and Global Merchandising Services to create an exciting new collaboration beer. The North East brewer has been working alongside the band to develop the beer and are looking to launch later this year. The beer will be called Road Crew – chosen from the Motörhead fan favourite ‘(We Are) The Road Crew’, which appears on the 1980s ‘Ace of Spades’ album and was penned as a tribute to the band’s dedicated team of roadies. With lines like ‘Another beer is what I need’, the name fits perfectly for a beer everyone can enjoy. Road Crew, which will be available in keg, cask and bottle, is based on an American style session pale ale and will have an ABV of 4.5% (5% in bottle). Band members Mikkey Dee & Phil Campbell have played a key part in the development of the beer.
I’m proud to have been able to develop this beer with Camerons. The trials we have tasted have been great. We wanted this to be an exciting and refreshing brew which is for you, our Road Crew” Mikkey said. “It has been great fun working with the guys from Camerons on this beer. This is going to be an excellent beer for all Motörhead and rock fans around the world to enjoy” added Phil.
“I’m proud to have been able to develop this beer with Camerons.”
– Mikkey Dee
“This is going to be an excellent beer”
– Phil Campbell
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