We’re riding into town with the best Motörhead merchandise for all you hellraisers out there, so don your biker jacket, grow a set of mutton chops and join EMP’s road crew of heavy metal misfits! Intrigued? Then park up your bike and browse our huge range of merch, including Motörhead t-shirts, hoodies, and even boxers, trousers and boots as well as the full legendary back catalogue of Motörhead albums on CD and vinyl.

As well as our huge range of Motörhead gifts and memorabilia, EMP has plenty of exclusive Motörhead merchandise unavailable anywhere else you’ll definitely want to check out. This limited edition golden Lemmy Funko Pop! figure is just waiting to take pride of place on your mantlepiece, while the EMP Black Premium Motörhead Signature Collection contains exclusive Motörhead merch designed in conjunction with the band themselves!

Founded in 1975, Motörhead are the true all-rounders. The British trio combined influences from punk, hard rock, rock 'n' roll, blues rock and heavy metal to craft their original sound – though if you asked Lemmy what the band played, he’d give you one answer: rock ‘n’ roll. Although there may be bands in their genre that were commercially more successful, Motörhead’s lasting impact on other musicians may give them the greater legacy. The band's peak in popularity lasted from 1979 to 1982, during which time they released three trailblazing albums - Overkill (CD | vinyl), Bomber (CD | vinyl) and Ace of Spades (CD | vinyl | DVD) - heavy metal classics that have made their way onto every essential playlist.

With their hard-rocking appearance and rebellious lyrics, Motörhead established an outlaw image early on. When the punk wave hit, Motörhead’s gnarly riffs, macho look, and rebellion against the ‘70s glam rock scene saw them scooped up into punk’s waiting arms as kindred spirits. Today, Motörhead are still seen as the link between punk and heavy metal. Their trademark sound became extraordinarily ballsy thanks to the electric bass, which served as a second rhythm guitar, helping to create the unmistakeable intro to one of Motörhead’s greatest singles, “Ace of Spades”.

This sound has enthralled Motörhead's fans for 40 years and led to an incredible twenty-two studio albums. The heavy metal titans would probably have continued forever were it not for frontman Lemmy’s sad passing at the end of 2015. Lemmy was a hard-ass motherf***er kicking young bands’ tails right up to the end – and that’s exactly why EMP loves Lemmy. When you visit a pub next time, order a tasty Lemmy (Jack Daniel's and Coke) and turn Motörhead up to eleven.

<h2>Lemmy</h2>

Born on Christmas Eve in 1945, Lemmy Kilmister began his journey to heavy metal infamy while Europe was still licking its wounds from World War II. He made a beeline towards the minefield of rock 'n' roll and all of its excesses. A lover of alcohol, and not averse to drugs either, he worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy became part of Hawkwind in 1971, but was kicked out in 1975, quickly returning to the scene with a band called Bastard – who would later become Motörhead.

After 40 years as Motörhead's frontman and bass player, Lemmy had made a name for himself. He was also in great demand for collaborations. Probot - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's heavy metal project - was one of the most popular on Lemmy’s list of collaborations, which also included Doro,Ramones, Slash, Airbourne and Emigrate. The full list is almost as large as that of fans worldwide who mourned his sad passing.

Born To Lose, Live To Win. R.I.P Lemmy.

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