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Lemmy performing in May 2005
Ian Fraser Kilmister

24 December 1945
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died28 December 2015 (aged 70)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, California, U.S.
Other names
  • Lemmy Kilmister
  • Ian Fraser Willis
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • bassist
Years active1965–2015
Musical career
  • Bass
  • guitar
  • vocals
Associated acts
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) was an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Motörhead.
Lemmy's music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal genre.[1] He was known for his appearance, including his friendly mutton chops; gravelly, raspy singing voice, which was declared "one of the most recognisable voices in rock"; and his way of singing, looking up towards "a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face".[2] He was also known for his bass playing style, using his Rickenbacker bass to create an "overpowered, distorted rhythmic rumble".[2] Another unique aspect of Lemmy's bass sound is that he often played power chords using growling overdriven Marshall tube bass stacks. Alongside his music career, he also had minor roles and cameos in film and television.
Lemmy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, growing up between there and later Anglesey. He was influenced by rock and roll and the early works of The Beatles, which led to him playing in several rock groups in the 1960s; including The Rockin' Vickers. He worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and The Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing lead vocals on their hit "Silver Machine". After being fired from Hawkwind for drug possession in 1975, he founded Motörhead during the same year as the lead singer, bassist, and songwriter. Motörhead's success peaked in 1980 and 1981 and included the hit single "Ace of Spades" and the chart-topping live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.
Lemmy continued to record and tour regularly with Motörhead until his death in December 2015 in Los Angeles, California, where he had lived since 1990. Aside from his musical activities, he was well known for his hard-living lifestyle, which included chain-smoking and regular consumption of alcohol and amphetamines. He died on 28 December 2015 of prostate cancer.

Early life[edit]

Lemmy was born on 24 December 1945 in the Burslem area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.[3][4] When he was three months old, his father, an ex-Royal Air Force chaplain and concert pianist,[5] separated from his mother. His mother and grandmother moved to nearby Newcastle-under-Lyme, then to Madeley.[6] When Lemmy was 10, his mother married former rugby player George L. Willis, who already had two older children from a previous marriage, Patricia and Tony, with whom Lemmy did not get along.
The family moved to a farm in the Welsh town of Benllech, Anglesey, with Lemmy later commenting that "funnily enough, being the only English kid among 700 Welsh ones didn't make for the happiest time, but it was interesting from an anthropological point of view".[7] He attended Sir Thomas Jones' School in Amlwch, where he was nicknamed "Lemmy". It was later suggested by some that the name originated from the phrase "lemmy [lend me] a quid 'til Friday" because of his alleged habit of borrowing money from people to play slot machines,[6][8][9][10] although Lemmy himself said that he did not know the origin of the name.[11] He soon started to show an interest in rock and roll music, girls, and horses.
At school, Lemmy noticed a pupil who had brought a guitar to school and had been "surrounded by chicks". His mother had a guitar, which he then took to school, even though he could not play, and was himself surrounded by girls. By the time he left school, his family had moved to Conwy. Whilst there, he worked at menial jobs, including one at the local Hotpoint electric appliance factory, while also playing guitar for local bands such as the Sundowners and spending time at a horse-riding school.[6] Lemmy saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club when he was sixteen, and then learned to play along on guitar to their first album Please Please Me. He also admired the sarcastic attitude of the group, particularly that of John Lennon.[12]


Lemmy playing bass and singing, with his trademark high microphone position

1960–1970: Early years[edit]

In Stockport, Lemmy joined local bands the Rainmakers and then the Motown Sect who played northern clubs for three years. In 1965, he joined The Rockin' Vickers[13] who signed a deal with CBS, released three singles and toured Europe, reportedly being the first British band to visit the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Rockin' Vickers moved to Manchester, where they shared a flat together. There, Lemmy got involved with a woman named Tracy who bore a son, Paul Inder. Lemmy did not have any involvement in his life until the boy was six.[6]
Leaving the Rockin' Vickers, Lemmy moved to London in 1967. He shared a flat with Noel Redding, bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and with Neville Chesters, their road manager. He got a job as a roadie for the band.[1] In 1968, he joined the psychedelic rock band Sam Gopal under the name Ian Willis and recorded the album Escalator which was released in 1969.[14] After meeting Simon King at a shopping centre in Chelsea in 1969, he joined the band Opal Butterfly; but the group soon disbanded, having failed to raise enough interest with their singles.[6]

1971–1975: Hawkwind[edit]

Lemmy during Motörhead's 2011 The Wörld Is Yours Tour
See also Hawkwind (1970–75: United Artists era)
In August 1971, Lemmy joined the space rock band Hawkwind, who were based in Ladbroke Grove, London, as a bassist and vocalist. He had no previous experience as a bass guitarist, and was cajoled into joining immediately before a benefit gig in Notting Hill by bandmate Michael "Dik Mik" Davies, to have two members who enjoyed amphetamines.[15] Lemmy states that he originally auditioned for Hawkwind as a guitarist, but on the morning of the Notting Hill gig, they decided not to get another guitarist. By chance, the bass player didn't show up and left his equipment in the van. He often said, "Their bass player was pretty much saying 'please steal my gig!' So I stole his gig." Lemmy quickly developed a distinctive style that was strongly shaped by his early experience as a rhythm guitarist, often using double stops and chords rather than the single note lines preferred by most bassists. His bass work was a distinctive part of the Hawkwind sound during his tenure, perhaps best documented on the double live album Space Ritual. He also provided the lead vocals on several songs, including the band's biggest UK chart single, "Silver Machine", which reached #3 in 1972.
In May 1975, during a North American tour, Lemmy was arrested at the Canadian border in Windsor, Ontario, on drug possession charges. The border police mistook the amphetamine he was carrying for cocaine and he spent five days in jail before being released without charge. The band were forced to cancel some shows and, tired of what they saw as his erratic behaviour, decided to fire him.[16][17]
He once said of Hawkwind: ""I did like being in Hawkwind, and I believe I'd still be playing with them today if I hadn't been kicked out. It was fun onstage, not so much offstage. They didn't want to mesh with me. Musically, I loved the drummer, the guitar player. It was a great band.” [18]

1975–2015: Motörhead[edit]

After Hawkwind, Lemmy formed a new band called "Bastard" with guitarist Larry Wallis (former member of the Pink FairiesSteve Took's Shagrat and UFO) and drummer Lucas Fox. Lemmy and Took were friends, and Took was the stepfather to Lemmy's son Paul. When his manager informed him that a band by the name of "Bastard" would never get a slot on Top of the Pops, Lemmy changed the band's name to "Motörhead" – the title of the last song he had written for Hawkwind.[19]
Soon after, both Wallis and Fox were replaced with guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and with this line-up, the band began to achieve success. Lemmy's guttural vocals were unique in rock at that time, and were copied during the time when punk rock became popular. The band's sound appealed to Lemmy's original fans and, eventually, to fans of punk. Lemmy asserted that he generally felt more kinship with punks than with metalheads; he even played with the Damned for a handful of gigs when they had no regular bassist.[20] The band's success peaked in 1980 and 1981 with several UK chart hits, including the single "Ace of Spades", which remained a crowd favourite throughout the band's career, and the UK #1 live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. Motörhead became one of the most influential bands in the heavy metal genre. Their – and Lemmy's – final live performance was in Berlin, Germany on 11 December 2015.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Lemmy performing in May 2005
Lemmy performing in May 2015
At the age of 17, Lemmy met a holidaying girl named Cathy. He followed her to Stockport, Greater Manchester, where she gave birth to his son Sean, who was put up for adoption.[6] In the 2010 documentary film Lemmy, he mentioned having a son whose mother has only recently "found him" and "hadn't got the heart to tell him who his father was", indicating that the boy – perhaps Sean – was given up for adoption.
In the 2005 Channel 4 documentary Motörhead: Live Fast, Die Old, it was claimed that Lemmy had slept with over 2,000 women. He later quipped, "I said more than a thousand, the magazine made two thousand of it." Maxim had Lemmy at #8 on its top ten "Living Sex Legends" list, as they claimed that he had slept with around 1,200 women.[22] Lemmy is one of the characters in the book Sex Tips from Rock Stars by Paul Miles.[23]
Dave Grohl, on his Probot website, describes musicians with whom he has worked. In his entry for Lemmy, he wrote:
Lemmy was well known for his alcohol abuse. The documentary Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old stated that he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's every day and had done so since he was 30 years old.[25] In 2013, Lemmy stopped drinking Jack Daniel's for health reasons.[26] During his time with Hawkwind, he developed an appetite for amphetamines and LSD, particularly the former. Before joining Hawkwind, he recalled Dik Mik, a former Hawkwind sound technician, visiting his squat in the middle of the night and taking amphetamines with him. They became interested in how long "you could make the human body jump about without stopping", which they did for a few months until Mik ran out of money and wanted to return to Hawkwind, taking Lemmy with him.[9]
In November 2005, he was invited to the National Assembly for Wales as a guest speaker by Conservative member William Graham. He was asked to express his views on the detrimental effects of drugs and called for the legalization of heroin. He stated that legalization would eradicate the drug dealer from society and generate money from its taxation (similar to drug laws in Portugal), however hard this would be to accept.[27]
Lemmy collected German military regalia; he had an Iron Cross encrusted on his bass, which led to accusations of Nazi sympathies. He stated that he collected the memorabilia because he liked the way it looked, and considered himself an anarchist or libertarian.[28][29] Lemmy said he was against religion, government, and established authority.[30][31] In 2011, he identified as agnostic, saying, "I can find out when I die. I can wait. I'm not in a hurry."[32] Jeff Hanneman, the founder of the thrash metal band Slayer, befriended Lemmy due to their shared fondness for collecting Nazi memorabilia.[33] According to Keith Emerson's autobiography, Lemmy gave him two of his Hitler Youth knives during his time as a roadie for the Nice. Emerson used these knives many times as keyholders when playing the Hammond organ during concerts with the Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer before destroying them. Lemmy defended his collection by saying that if his then-girlfriend (who was black) had no problem with it, nobody else should.[31]

Illness and death[edit]

Lemmy lived in Los Angeles from 1990 until his death in 2015, his last residence being a two-room apartment two blocks away from his favourite hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.[34]
In December 2000, his tour was cancelled when he was hospitalised in Italy with flu, exhaustion and a lung infection.[35] He was hospitalised with extreme dehydration and exhaustion in Germany in July 2005.[36] As he grew older, he used less alcohol and drugs as he suffered from diabetes and hypertension. In June 2013, it was reported that he had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator fitted.[1] His tour was cancelled in July 2013 due to a severe haematoma.[37] He referred to his continuing drug use as "dogged insolence in the face of mounting opposition to the contrary".[31] Towards the end of his life he had to use a walking stick.[38] He had started smoking at the age of 11.[39] In August 2015, he said he had cut down his smoking habit from two packs a day to one pack a week.[40] He was hospitalised with a lung infection in September 2015, after having breathing problems when performing onstage.[41]
Lemmy's grave at Forest Lawn, Hollywood
On 28 December 2015, four days after his 70th birthday, Lemmy died at his apartment in Los Angeles from prostate cancercardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure.[42][43][44] Motörhead announced his death on their official Facebook page later that day. According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death.[45]
Lemmy's manager, Todd Singerman, later revealed:
Lemmy's doctor had given him between two and six months to live. Following the terminal diagnosis, Rainbow Bar owner Mikael Maglieri brought a video game machine that Lemmy was fond of playing at the establishment over to his apartment so he could continue playing it from his bedside.[47] Although his manager had planned to keep the news private until his eventual death, Lemmy strongly encouraged him to make the diagnosis public in early 2016, but he died before a press release could be drafted.[47]


Lemmy's memorial service took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, on 9 January 2016.[1] The service was streamed live over YouTube with more than 230,000 people logging on to watch,[48] while others gathered at the Rainbow. His body was cremated following the funeral. His remains were placed in a 3D-printed mantelpiece shaped like his trademark cavalry hat and emblazoned with the slogan "born to lose, lived to win".[49] The piece was on display during his funeral and was later interred at Forest Lawn.[49]


In various media, additional tributes appeared from fellow rock stars such as Ozzy Osbourne,[50] Alice CooperMetallica,[51] Scott Ian of Anthrax,[52] and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.[53]
Reviewing his career after his death, The Daily Telegraph said:
In 2005, the UK magazine Classic Rock presented Lemmy with its first "Living Legend" award.[54] In a 2013 interview with the magazine, Lemmy said he had never expected to make it to 30, but he spoke very pointedly about the future, indicating neither he nor the band was obsessing about the end:
In February 2016, the Hollywood Vampires performed at the Grammy Award ceremony as a tribute to Lemmy.[56] On 11 June, Download Festival paid tribute to Lemmy by renaming the main stage the "Lemmy Stage", and in the slot where Motorhead were due to play, there was a video tribute to Lemmy in which they played his music and his peers talked about him.[57] On 17 November, Metallica released a tribute song titled "Murder One", named after Lemmy's frequently used amp. The song, from their album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, depicts Lemmy's rise to fame. On 18 January 2017, Lemmy was inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History for being the creator of thrash metal.[58] In 2017, the extinct crocodile relative Lemmysuchus[59] was named after Lemmy.[60] On 14 November 2016, asteroid 243002 was officially named 243002 Lemmy,[61] complimenting asteroid 250840 Motorhead, named after the band in 2014.[62]
In 2018, Hawkwind recorded a new acoustic version of Lemmy's "The Watcher" (originally recorded on Doremi Fasol Latido, 1972) on the album The Road to Utopia with production, arrangement and additional orchestrations by Mike Batt and a guest appearance from Eric Clapton.[63]


Lemmy worked with several musicians, apart from his Motörhead bandmates, over the course of his career. He wrote the song "R.A.M.O.N.E.S" for the Ramones, which he played in his live sets as a tribute to the band. He also produced a Ramones E.P and an album for Warfare entitled Metal Anarchy in which Wurzel guested on guitar, He was brought in as a songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne's 1991 No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Hellraiser," (which Motörhead later recorded themselves and released as a single), "Desire," "I Don't Want to Change the World" and the single "Mama I'm Coming Home". Lemmy noted in several magazine and television interviews that he made more money from the royalties of that one song that he had in his entire time with Motörhead. After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2000, for which he was hospitalized briefly, Lemmy again appeared with Motörhead at WrestleMania X-Seven. Lemmy published his autobiography, White Line Fever, in November 2002. In 2005, Motörhead won their first Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category with their cover of Metallica's "Whiplash". In the same year he began recording an unreleased solo album titled Lemmy & Friends, which was intended to include a collaboration with Janet Jackson.[64]
In 2014, he established his own recording label, Motorhead Music, to promote and develop new talent. Acts he signed to the label and helped develop include Barb Wire Dolls, Budderside, Others, and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons.[65]

Film and television[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Lemmy made appearances in film and television, including 1990 science fiction film Hardware and the 1987 comedy Eat the Rich, for which Motörhead also recorded the soundtracks including the title song. He appeared as himself in the 1986 The Comic Strip Presents... episode More Bad News, along with fellow heavy metal musicians Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions and Def Leppard. In 1984, Motörhead were the musical guests on the TV show The Young Ones, in the episode "Bambi". He appears in the 1994 comedy Airheads (in which he is credited as "Lemmy von Motörhead").[66][67] Lemmy has a cameo in Ron Jeremy's 1994 pornographic film John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut as the discoverer of Bobbitt's severed penis. The appendage is thrown from the window of a moving car and lands at Lemmy's feet who exclaims: "Looks like a dick! Fucking hell! Ah well, it's not mine at least." The film's soundtrack also features the Motörhead song "Under the Knife".[68]
He has also appeared in several movies from Troma Entertainment, including the narrator in 1996's Tromeo and Juliet and as himself in both Terror Firmer and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. His last role was portraying the President of the United States in Return to Nuke 'Em High. He has a cameo role in the film Down and Out with the Dolls (Kurt Voss, 2001). He appears as a lodger who lives in a closet.[69] He appeared[when?] on Down and Dirty with Jim Norton as the series DJ, and also wrote the theme music.[70] He appeared in a 2001 advertisement for Kit Kat, playing violin as part of a string quartet in a genteel tearoom.[71] In 2015 Lemmy appeared as a central figure in the Björn Tagemose-directed silent film Gutterdämmerung opposite Grace JonesHenry RollinsIggy PopTom Araya of Slayer and Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes.[72]

Lemmy film[edit]

The 2010 rockumentary film Lemmy was directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. It consists of a combination of 16 mm film and HD video footage, produced over three years.[73] It features interviews with friends, peers, and admirers such as Dave GrohlSlashOzzy OsbourneJames HetfieldLars UlrichKirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo of MetallicaDavid Ellefson of MegadethScott Ian of AnthraxAlice CooperPeter Hook of Joy Division/New OrderDee SniderNikki SixxMick Jones of the ClashIce-TKat Von DHenry RollinsLars Frederiksen of Rancid, Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton HeatSlim Jim Phantom of the Stray CatsMike InezJoan Jett, pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley, pro wrestler Triple H"Fast" Eddie ClarkeJarvis CockerMarky Ramone, former Hawkwind bandmates Dave Brock and Stacia, and Steve Vai.[74]

In video games[edit]

He was the main character in the 16-bit video game Motörhead, released for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST in 1992.[75] Lemmy provided his voice as the Arms Dealer in the 2006 game Scarface: The World Is Yours.[76] Lemmy also appeared as an unlockable character in the 2009 game Guitar Hero: Metallica.[77] He also provided his voice for the 2009 video game Brütal Legend, voicing the Kill Master, a character designed and based on his surname and likeness.[78] Lemmy was also the inspiration for the Mario game character Lemmy Koopa, who made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3.[79] In the Victor Vran Downloadable content "Motorhead Through The Ages", there is a new "Lemmy's Outfit" armour. The other Motörhead bandmates' armour is also available.


Lemmy in his usual singing stance, May 2005
Lemmy positioned his microphone in an uncommonly high position, angled so that he appeared to be looking up at the sky rather than at the audience. He said that it was for "personal comfort, that's all. It's also one way of avoiding seeing the audience. In the days when we only had ten people and a dog, it was a way of avoiding seeing that we only had ten people and a dog."[80]
Lemmy's first electric guitar was a used Hofner Club 50. After Upon joining the Motown Sect in 1962 he used EKO 40V guitar, Harmony Meteor, Gibson 330, Fender Jazzmaster with a Telecaster neck. He traded each guitar sequentially right up until Hawkwind (1972).
Once a member of Hawkwind, Lemmy used current bassist Dave Anderson's Rickenbacker. Anderson failed to show up to a charity event and Kilmister took his place. Following the departure of Anderson, Kilmister bought a Hopf Studio bass off Hawkwind synth player Del Detmar.[81]
Subsequently, Kilmister would return to Rickenbacker basses and used a Rickenbacker 4000. This guitar was heavily modified with stickers, hardware and tone control knobs.[82]
Another bass also used in Hawkwind was an early Thunderbird 2, prior to it being stolen.

Lemmy and Rickenbacker basses[edit]

For the majority of his career, he used Rickenbacker basses.[83] In September 1996, his Rickenbacker bass was featured in the Bang Your Head exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, US.[84] Rickenbacker has introduced a signature 4004LK "Lemmy Kilmister" bass.[85]
When asked what the appeal is Lemmy said "The shape. I'm all for the image—always. If you get one that looks good, you can always mess with the pickups if it sounds bad."[86] He had many Rickenbackers over the years and not limited to.
  • 4000 - Quilted and heavily customised
  • 4001 – White with black binding
  • 4001 – Maple body and fingerboard
  • 4003 - Black
  • 4003 – Quilted maple – White binding
  • 4003 – Orange custom
  • 4003 – Tobacco burst
  • 4003 - Red
  • 4004C – Stock color
  • 4004LK – Lemmy Kilmister custom model
  • 4004LK – Gold leaf

Miscellaneous basses[edit]

  • Hopf Studio
  • Hagström H8
  • Washburn B20
  • Thunderbird 2
  • Thunderbird 4
  • Nick Page Gott 4
  • Burns Bison
  • Gibson SG
  • Minarik Inferno
  • Minarik “Lemmy signature” Medusa


In Motorhead Lemmy used a bass stack made by Marshall Amplification, with two JMP Super Bass amplifier heads each driving a cabinet. In total there would be two 4x15-inch speakers two 4x12-inch speakers. Lemmy had a habit of naming his amplifier heads over the years.[82]
  • Marsha (VROOM)
  • Hammer / Das Hammer
  • No Morals or Killer
  • Moot or Moo (as the T had fallen off)
  • No Remorse
  • Exorcist
  • Murder One


For releases with Motörhead see the Motörhead discography

Member of the Rockin' Vickers[edit]

  • 1965 – "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" / "Stella" (7" single)
  • 1965 – "It's Alright" / "Stay By Me" (7" single)
  • 1966 – "Dandy" / "I Don't Need Your Kind" (7" single)
  • 2000 – The Complete: It's Alright (compilation)

Member of Sam Gopal[edit]

Member of Hawkwind[edit]

Member of Robert Calvert's band[edit]

  • 1974 – "Ejection" / "Catch a Falling Starfighter" (7" single)
  • 1974 – Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
  • 1980 – "Lord of the Hornets" / "The Greenfly and the Rose" (7" single)

Side projects and career-spanning groups[edit]

  • 1990 – Lemmy & The Upsetters – Blue Suede Shoes
  • 2000 – Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B (aka the Head Cat) – Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B
  • 2006 – The Head Cat – Fool's Paradise
  • 2006 – The Head Cat – Rockin' the Cat Club: Live from the Sunset Strip
  • 2006 – Lemmy – Damage Case (Compilation)
  • 2007 – Keli Raven & Lemmy Kilmister "Bad Boyz 4 Life" (single).
  • 2011 – The Head Cat – Walk The Walk… Talk The Talk

Band collaborations[edit]

Charity collaborations[edit]

  • 1985 – Hear 'n Aid
  • 1985 – The Crowd – You'll Never Walk Alone (Bradford City F.C. Fire Disaster)
  • 2011 – Emergency – Livewire + Girlschool + Rudy Sarzo vocals (Haiti Appeal)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • 1982 – Speed Queen (French band) – Speed Queen - backing vocals on "Revanche"
  • 1984 – Albert Järvinen Band – Countdown
  • 1986 – Boys Don't Cry – "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" (appears in the music video)
  • 1989 – Nina Hagen – Nina Hagen – guests on "Where's the Party"
  • 1992 – Bootsauce – Bull – guests on "Hold Tight"
  • 1994 – Fast Eddie Clarke – It Ain't Over till It's Over – guests on "Laugh at the Devil".
  • 1994 – Shonen Knife – Rock Animals – guests on "Tomato Head" single remix (Track 3 – "Lemmy in There Mix") – not the album track
  • 1996 – Skew Siskin – Electric Chair Music
  • 1996 – Ugly Kid Joe – Motel California
  • 1996 – Myth, Dreams of the World – Stories of the Greek & Roman Gods & Goddesses
  • 1996 – Skew Siskin – Voices from the War
  • 1997 – Ramones – We're Outta Here! – guests on "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."
  • 1999 – Jetboy – Lost & Found
  • 1999 – Skew Siskin – What the Hell
  • 1999 – A.N.I.M.A.L. – Usa Toda Tu Fuerza – guests on a version of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell"
  • 2000 – Doro – Calling the Wild
  • 2000 – Swing Cats – A Special Tribute to Elvis – guests on "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Trying to Get to You" and "Stuck on You"
  • 2001 – The Pirates – Rock Bottom
  • 2001 – Hair of the Dog – Ignite – guests on "Law"
  • 2002 – Royal Philharmonic OrchestraMike Batt and guests – Philharmania – guests on "Eve of Destruction"
  • 2003 – Ace Sounds – Still Hungry
  • 2003 – Skew Siskin – Album of the Year
  • 2004 – Probot – Probot – guests on "Shake Your Blood"
  • 2005 – Throw Rag – 13 Ft. and Rising – guests on "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down"
  • 2006 – Doro – 20 Years – A Warrior Soul – guests on "Love Me Forever" and "All We Are"
  • 2007 – Meldrum – Blowin' Up The Machine – guests on "Miss Me When I'm Gone"
  • 2007 – The Warriors – Genuine Sense of Outrage – guests on "Price of Punishment"
  • 2007 – Keli Raven single "Bad Boyz 4 Life" (co-writer and guest vocalist)
  • 2008 – Airbourne – Guest actor on Airbourne's "Runnin' Wild" Music Video
  • 2008 – We Wish You a Metal Christmas – Run Run Rudolph
  • 2008 – Legacy – Girlschool album – Don't Talk to Me vocals, bass, triangle and lyrics.
  • 2009 – Queen V – Death or Glory – guests on "Wasted"
  • 2009 – Brütal Legend (video game) – The Kill Master (voice)
  • 2010 – Slash – Slash – "Doctor Alibi" (vocals and bass)
  • 2011 – Michael Monroe – Sensory Overdrive guests on "Debauchery As A Fine Art"
  • 2012 – Doro – Raise Your Fist guest on "It Still Hurts"
  • 2012 – Nashville Pussy – Guest on Nashville Pussy's song "Lazy Jesus" on the re-release of the album "From Hell to Texas"
  • 2014 – Emigrate – Guest bass and vocals on track Rock City, from their album Silent So Long

Film soundtracks, tribute, wrestling and various artists albums[edit]


Video tape/laser disc[edit]




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  • Kilmister, Lemmy; Garza, Janiss (2012). White Line Fever: The Autobiography. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-471-11271-3.

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