Lemmy’s name was synonymous with notorious excess: his blood would have killed another human being. This is the story of the heaviest drinking, oversexed speed freak in the music business.
Updated after Lemmy’s untimely death in 2016, White Line Fever offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, highly entertaining ride with the frontman of (what was) the loudest rock band in history. Motörhead stand firm as conquerors of the rock world, their history spanned an incredible forty years and while the Motörhead line-up saw many changes, Lemmy was always the soul of the machine. In the words of drummer Mikkey Dee, ‘Lemmy was Motörhead.’
From playing with local bands in Wales, his early career with the Rocking Vicars, backstage touring with Hendrix, and his time with Hawkwind to creating speed metal and forming the legendary band Motörhead, this is the truly epic finale, and tribute, to Lemmy from those who loved him best.
Born Ian Fraser Kilmister in Stoke-on-Trent in 1945, Lemmy formed Motorhead in 1975. Fronting the band through the highs and lows of superstardom, Lemmy has recorded twenty albums with Motorhead who remain at the top of their profession after twenty-seven years.
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