A "Motorhead" is someone who is addicted to amphetamines (speed).
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."
Lemmy collected Nazi memorabilia.
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.
Lemmy's real name was Ian Fraser Kilminster. He acquired his nickname as a child as he was always asking to borrow money.
Tom - Trowbridge, England, for all above
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.
Jeff - Seaville, NJ
Lemmy acted in several movies directed by Lloyd Kaufman and released by Troma Studios, among them Tromeo & Juliet
and Terror Firmer
Jeff - Haltom City, TX
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."
Tom - Trowbridge, England, for above 2
Motorhead provided the entrance music for both WWE wrestler Triple H ("Play The Game"), and Triple H's wrestling stable, Evolution ("Line In The Sand").
Adam - Wrexham, Wales
Lemmy was often seen as the most hedonistic artist on earth. He claimed to have done speed for over 20 years. Even past age 60 he claimed he still did drugs every day, eats lot of junk food, watched pornography on the tour bus, and drank a bottle of whiskey a day. He said he 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.
Lemmy had his own game machines at home to help control his gambling compulsion.
Gerrit - Belfast, Northern Ireland, for above 3
Lemmy died of cancer on December 28, 2015 at age 70. Before his passing, Lemmy asked for his ashes to be put in some bullets and handed out to his closest friends. Among those who received the memento of the bullet-belted frontman were MTV's Headbanger's Ball host Riki Rachtman and Ugly Kid Joe's Whitfield Crane.