What is Motörhead‘s frontman Lemmy Kilmister‘s net worth?
Lemmy Kilmister famous English rock musician, is known as the lead singer Motörhead band. His albums sold more than 50 million copies all around the world. These album sales helped him make his net worth. Lemmy Kilmister‘s net worth was $1 million when he died in 2015.
|Net Worth in 2015:||$1 Million|
|Age:||70(when he passed away)|
|Profession||Musician, Bassist, Songwriter|
|Birth Date:||Dec 24, 1945|
|Last Updated:||April 2022|
Lemmy Kilmister’s net worth
Famous Motörhead frontman Ian Fraser (Lemmy) Kilmister was born in Staffordshire, England. Lemmy Kilmister had a tough childhood because his parents split up when Ian Fraser (Lemmy) Kilmister was three months old. After his parents divorced, Lemmy Kilmister started living with his mother in Newcastle. There, his mother met his stepfather. They married when Lemmy Kilmister was ten years old. Lemmy Kilmister’s stepfather needed to move to Wales. That’s why he moved with his stepfather to Wales. There he started smoking at the age of 11. Smoking cigarettes will cause his death in the future.
When Lemmy Kilmister was a student in primary school, he took his famous nickname “Lemmy.” Lemmy Kilmister revealed that he did not know the background of his nickname in the interview. However, he has an assumption. He tended to borrow money from his friend to buy cigarettes. Lemmy Kilmister might say, “Lemme (lend me) a quid till Friday.”
One day, Lemmy Kilmister‘s school friend came up with the guitar to class. He attracted all girls in the class. This situation was impressed Lemmy Kilmister. That’s why he bought himself a guitar. He thought himself to play The Beatles’ first album, “Please Please Me.”
Lemmy Kilmister played in various bands when he was a teenager. Those bands are Stockport, Rainmakers, and the Motown Sect. That band was not serious. They did not want to make qualified music. They cared about money and girls. Lemmy Kilmister could not find what he expected from those bands. Therefore he joined a group called The Rockin’ Vickers. After Lemmy Kilmister became a constant member of the band, Lemmy Kilmister released three albums with the group. Those albums became popular with ease. Thus Lemmy Kilmister was found more job opportunities.
Lemmy Kilmister got an invite from the Hawkwind band in 1971. This invite was a big step for Lemmy Kilmister‘s career. However, he did not qualify for the requirements. The space rock band wanted him to play basses. This situation did not deter him. He played bass guitar Despite he did not have experience in playing guitar. This situation was amazed Hawkwind band members. Also, he started performing vocals for the group. While he was a member of Hawking’s band, he developed his trademark bass guitar style. He used double stops and chords rather than single-note lines.
Lemmy Kilmister has a bright feature with the Hawkwind band. He affected every band member without ease. However, things did not go the way he wanted. Because of drug possession, was arrested in Ontario, Canada. Band members did not accept this situation. They did not play with criminals. That’s why the band decided to kick him from Hawkwing.
After Lemmy Kilmister served in jail, he decided to form his band. He teamed up with “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phill “Philthy Animal” Taylor to form his band. Together they formed Motörhead (Bastard) in 1975. MotörHead released several albums during their career. However, they caught success big success with their single “Ace of Spades.” When they released this single they topped the UK charts.
Lemmy Kilmister’s Death
On December 28th of 2015, the music world took bad news. Lemmy Kilmister died after his 70th birthday because of complications arising from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.
- Ace of Spades(Single, 1980)
- No Sleep ’til Hammersmith(Album, 1980)
Lemmy Kilmister’s awards and achievements
- Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award
What we can learn from Lemmy Kilimster’s life
1- Believe Yourself
After Lemmy Kilmister was kicked out of the Hawkwind band, he fell into depression. Lemmy Kilmister thought that he could not achieve success without the Hawkwind band. Luckily, he realized his skill when he served in jail. With this awareness, he came out of the depression. Lemmy Kilmister started to believe himself. After he left jail, Lemmy Kilmister formed his band(MotörHead). He became more successful than ever.
2- Give a change yourself
When Lemmy Kilmister got an offer from the Hawkwind band, he did not have an idea how he played bass guitar. But, he learned it quickly to impress everyone. If he did not give a chance himself, he would not be a legendary bass guitar player.
- Doremi Fasol Latido (1972)
- Space Ritual (1973)
- Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974)
- Warrior on the Edge of Time (1975)
- Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin (1985)
- Space Ritual Volume 2 (1985)
- BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (1991)
- The Friday Rock Show Sessions (1992)
- The 1999 Party (1997)
- Motörhead (1977)
- Overkill (1979)
- Bomber (1979)
- On Parole (1979)
- Ace of Spades (1980)
- No Sleep Til’ Hammersmith (1981)
- Iron Fist (1982)
- Another Perfect Day (1983)
- No Remorse (1984)
- Orgasmatron (1986)
- Rock n’ Roll (1987, GWR)
- 1916 (1991)
- March ör Die (1992)
- Bastards (1993)
- Sacrifice (1995)
- Overnight Sensation (1997)
- Snake Bite Love (1998)
- We Are Motörhead (2000)
- Hammered (2002)
- Inferno (2004)
- Kiss of Death (2006)
- Motörizer (2008)
- The World Is Yours (2010)
- Aftershock (2013)
- Bad Magic (2015)
Lemmy Kilmister contributed to releasing 23 studio albums, 10 live recordings, and 12 compilation albums during his 40 years career. Lemmy Kilmister died in 2015. When he died, Lemmy Kilmister’s net worth was $1 million.