Motörhead, the epic British rock band was formed in 1975 by legendary rocker, bassist, singer/songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who has remained the sole constant member. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums "Overkill", "Bomber", "Ace of Spades", and most importantly, "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith", cemented Motörhead's reputation as one the worlds most dynamic rock bands. Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal. Motörhead's approach has remained the same over the band's career, preferring to play what they enjoy and do best; their appreciation of early rock and roll is reflected in some of their occasional cover songs. Motörhead's lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and, most famously, gambling.
In June 2012, Lemmy commented in the "Auburn Reporter" newspaper that Motörhead will release their next album in 2013 and that they have written "about 6 songs so far." Rock fans across the planet rejoice!