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MotÃrhead, Motorhead/WWE, Motorhead/Backstreet Boys


Lemmy (upon being asked online about 'when are you guys playing in America again? It's always "Motorhead England", "Motorhead Germany", "Motorhead Slant-Eyed Fuckers"?': '"Slant-eyed fuckers" Are you racist? If you are, then you are dumb. Please don't be dumb. The world has enough problems as it is without more people being dumb. We are frequently touring and are touring everywhere we are welcome, which is a lot of places. Stay tuned on this website and we'll be announcing when we come your way.'
Submitted by: Get Motorhead In The Rock'n'Roll HOF Now!
I am not, nor have I ever been a racist. And neither should you be. After all, how can you hate a race? Can't you tell who's OK and who's an asshole? Politicians love to exploit the racism factor, it turns us against each other while distracting us from throwing them out of office. Yet look at a war like Vietnam - you have white soldiers, black soldiers, Orientals and Red men all together with common cause, a mission. Now we're getting so advanced and we're sending space probes out to the stars. What are we sending out there with them? HATE? Hasta la vista, motherfuckers!
Submitted by: Galactic Warrior
There are additional Motorhead music quotes available.


Unfortunately for Motörhead fans, Lemmy is finally feeling the Aftershock of thirty-something years of partying.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Band Name Origins:

  • "Motorhead" is British slang for a speed freak. Lemmy wrote a song by that title. Also, at least in America, a "motorhead" is an auto engine enthusiast, a car junkie (I once saw a newspaper article about Japanese motorheads who love US car models). Submitted by: Thrasher
  • "It was the last song Lemmy wrote when he was in Hawkwind. The song "Motorhead" is essentially a cover of Hawkwind's version. (According to the Motorhead website.)" The above post by Guillermo is correct. What they don't mention on their website is that Motorhead is a slang term used in Britian, mostly by biker types, to refer to an amphetamine user. Lemmy K. wrote at least one other song about his love of speed (Speedfreak). He also had to have all his teeth pulled at a rather young age, if you get my drift. Submitted by: Valis

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Motorhead"It's on their self-titled album. - Ilya

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Ian "Lemmy" Kilmeister""Roadie For Jimi Hendrix"The apprentice has learned well from the Jedi Master. Lemmy is now a Jedi Knight as well as the King of Speed Metal (Thrash).. - James Skywalker

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
MotordeadThe band broke up, so their motor must have died.Reggie

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Iron Horse,"Horses are not made of iron.GlamRockNinjaLord

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Turn Of A Friendly Card," Alan Parsons Project"Ace Of Spades," Motorhead
"Sober," Tool"Stay Clean," Motorhead
"Don't Stop Running," Y&T"The Chase Is Better Than The Catch," Motorhead
"2000 Miles," The Pretenders"The Chase Is Better Than The Catch," Motorhead
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Stay Lean" originally "Stay Clean"
Rhonda Hindle
"Ron Horse" originally "Iron Horse"
A horse named Ron?
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Ion Horse" originally "Iron Horse"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Iron Hose" originally "Iron Horse"
Carolyn Morgenstern

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Dead Men Tell No Tables" originally "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Nor do live ones often talk to tables!
Patricia McClure
"Killed By Dearth" originally "Killed By Death"
Rachel Stedman
"Skilled By Death" originally "Killed By Death"
Not sure how that works!
Rachel Stedman
"Acre Of Spades" originally "Ace Of Spades"
That's a lot of spades!
Hayley Spalding
"Ache of Spades" originally "Ace of Spades"

There are additional Motorhead song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Milled By Death" originally "Killed By Death"
Rachel Stedman
"Filled By Death" originally "Killed By Death"
Rachel Stedman
"Dead Men Sell No Tales" originally "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Lucinda Blair
"Age Of Spades" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Jamie Burke
"Ape Of Spades" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Regina Haniger

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Bang To Rights""Bang Delights"Guart Milkster
"Step Down""(Until I'm Forced To) Step Down"Brandon White-Hauser
"Ace of Spades""Disabled American Veterans"Phil Össifer
"Ace of Spades""David Spade"Rules of Engagement
"Ace of Spades""Ace of (Garden) Spades"Van S A'Parody
"Ace Of Spades""Ace of (garden) Spades"Grandpa (artist formerly known as Rik Goldsmith)
"Ace of Spades""He Ain't Afraid"Dylan Baranski
"God Was Never On Your Side""Twitch Was Never On Your Side"Arch Vile
"Ace Of Spades""Ace of Spades"Rik Goldsmith
"Bang to rights""Bang Delights"hamend

There are additional Motorhead song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
OverkillCoverage of Charles and Camilla weddingpickle*
Iron Horse/Born To LoseMotorcycle dealerAlex

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Killed by DeathFuneral HomeHarry
You Ain't Gonna Live ForeverLife Insurance CompanyHarry
SharpshooterNational Rifle AssociationHarry
EmergencyAny doctor's surgery which axed morning servicespickle*
Ace Of SpadesGambling Addiction ClinicWally P.
There are additional Motorhead on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Ace of Spades
Seven of Spades
A different card in the deck
Never Trust A Woman
   B.B. King
Bad Woman
Never Trust A Bad Woman
Cassandra Lund
Wild Horses
   The Rolling Stones
Iron Horse
Wild Iron Horses
Sounds cool.
The Late Great Johnny Ace
   Paul Simon
Ace Of Spades
Late Great Johnny Ace Of Spades
Billy Florio

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Giorgio Moroderhead
Giorgio Moroder combined with Motorhead
Submitted By: Wrong Voltage
Murray Motorhead
Murray Head combined with Motorhead
Submitted By: Wrong Voltage
The Talking Motorheads
The Talking Heads combined with Motorhead
Submitted By: Rpollck
Motorhead East
Motorhead combined with Head East
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell

There are additional Motorhead Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ace of Spades"
Misheard Lyrics:
Double up or quit, the Devil takes a spliff
Original Lyrics:
Double up or quit, double stake or split
"You Better Swim"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you smile while I take a s***
Original Lyrics:
I got a smile like a tiger shark
"Ace of Spades"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don’t stay clean
Original Lyrics:
I don’t share your greed
"Ace Of Spades"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't forget to choke her
Original Lyrics:
Don't forget the Joker
There are additional Motorhead misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Better Swim"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you smile while I take a s***
Original Lyrics:
I got a smile like a tiger shark

Story about this misheard lyric by: Philippe

This song was featured in the original SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. It came out when I was 5 and I got the CD soundtrack soon after. I heard this song, and with Lemmy’s accent and pronunciation of this line, 5 year old me thought he sang a bad word and found it funny. When I finally looked up the lyrics it was nothing like I imagined it really was.

There are additional Motorhead misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Game"
The Funny Lyrics:
Run like a good little bitch from a smokin gun
Why They're Funny:
f***in comody
Submitted by: Prof. Coolguy
"Eat the Rich"
The Funny Lyrics:
Get a sweet thing on the side
Home cooking homicide
Side order, could be your daughter
Finger licking good!
Why They're Funny:
Cannibalism: A comedic gold mine.
Submitted by: My name is Kenny

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

long 'o' sound
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Song Title Space Change:

"No Thing Up My Sleeve" originally "Nothing Up My Sleeve"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Band Name Anagrams:

Math Rodeo Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Hater Mood Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Hater Doom Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Heart Doom Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Heart Mood Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Motorhead Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Soaped Faces" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Oafs Escaped" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Safe Coed Spa" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Pass A Cod Fee" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Safe Pod Case" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Motorhead Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dead Men Tell Toenails" originally "Dead Men Tell No Tales"
What can dead men tell to toenails?!?
Submitted by: Mary Byram
"Space Of Aides" originally "Ace Of Spades"
Submitted by: Jamie Burke
"Bye You Dastard" originally "Die You Bastard"
Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Tow Her Med originally "Motorhead"
She takes so much med, it has to be towed to her!
Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"'SACRIFICE' Liner notes"
The 1995 Motorhead CD liner notes has the usual credts, lyrics, list of equipment the band uses, etc. And while the other two Motorhead members give their usual 'thanks to' credits, here's what the singer/bassist/writer Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmeister wrote: "Lemmy Sez: This is a very good album. Put it in your system and your girlfriend's clothes fall off. Yes, friends, get a copy of Proto-rich, stainless, eco-friendly, abestos free, non-toxic, harmless to pots, sincere, re-cyclable, individually wrapped "SACRIFICE" and hordes of huge naked women/men/goats will come round to your house and rub themselves all over you!! In the nicest possible, non-role model, respectful way. One copy of stain-resistant "SACRIFICE" and you increase your bust measurement by 2" or your truss back. Good luck, and go and lie down, quick. V.C.. B.A., D.M.T., BSA, P.M.R.C., L.A.M.F. '" I can't really figure out what all those abbreviations listed at the end mean or refer to. 'PMRC' stands for the 'Parents Music Resource Council' of Senator's wives who have nothing positive to do, led by that lippy snooty sassymouth shrew Tipper Gore. And 'LAMF' is the name of a 1977 album by the American punk band The Heartbreakers with the title standing for "Like a Mother Fucker";. As for the other anagrams your guess is as good as mine.
Submitted by: 1996 Motorheadbanger
"Bite The Bullet"
Phil Campbell plays the opening guitar line, but stops in the middle. Mikky Dee can be heard shouting "Carry on, for f***s sake!"
Submitted by: Jakko Wakko

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Selling A Song Title Namesake"
Get this - before the band split in late 2015 upon the death of singer/songwriter/bassist 'Lemmy' Ian Kilmeister, the official Motorhead store site was selling electric dildos (vibrators) with the band name on them. One of the very first songs they put out was 'Vibrator' which is lyrically a 3rd person narrative (POV) of one of those devices itself!
Submitted by: RIP LEMMY
"Wrestling entrance themes"
Motorhead performed three different themes for professional wrestler Triple H, most notably "The Game", his longest running theme.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"first speed metal band"
This band started out as just heavy metal but punk rock had just come into own. Motorhead added the velocity (speed) and some attitude of punk to its loud metal sound, creating the fusion hybrid style of speed metal (AKA "thrash"). To this day metal heads, punks, critics and music pundits debate on what to label this music. Singer/bassist Lemmy says it's just rock'n'roll. Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer and countless other bands owe a huge debt to Motorhead. Big time.
Submitted by: 1916 Orgazmatron

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