Eligible since: 2002 (The 2003 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2009 (ranked #174) .
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Motorhead aint in the hall of fame, neither is Judas Priest or Iron Maiden?! What kind of hall of fame is this! Motorhead deserves to be on here simply, oh hell, do i need an explanation?!
Posted by theamazingbender on Saturday, 08.12.06 @ 21:34pm
Amen, brother. When these bands that the amazingbender has listed and I've commented on this site don't get in, then the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame should discard the Rock part. I've already given my comments about Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but now its time to give my 2 cents about Motorhead. Motorhead is obviously one of the most underrated and overlook rock bands of all time. However, everyone knows of their influence in rock especially speed metal (although Lemmy disagrees, they are). Motorhead like Judas Priest brought back metal to the USA after the american public was being overtaken by DISCO. Motorhead is just one of the bands that are fun to watch and you know that they love what they do. They still play in small venues and bars and still have that "we dont give a f***" attitude that rock is all about. In a way I was glad that VH1 created their "Rock Honors" because they've already inducted some of the greats in metal and I am pretty sure they will induct motorhead in either their 2nd or 3rd annual.
Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 16:15pm
Motorhead is the originator of Speed Metal, and Motorhead definately deserves to be in sometime soon!
Posted by BloodPump. on Sunday, 09.3.06 @ 22:16pm
I would love to see my favorite band make it into the hall of fame. Motorhead was a huge influence on the metal genre and the lyrics that Lemmy sings are amazing. Lemmy is an overlooked song writter and Motorhead is an overlooked band. But of corse, they wont get inducted because their metal and the jackasses at the rock hall dont like metal. They only go with their own tastes. Thats why I despise them all.
Posted by Heavy Metal Hero on Saturday, 12.9.06 @ 17:42pm
MOTORHEAD should have been inducted years ago !!!
Posted by Dylan McLeod on Wednesday, 02.21.07 @ 20:48pm
Motor Head in the Hall of Fame? Are you kidding me? Talentless crap like that does not belong in the same hall as Zepellin, etc.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 09:20am
lemmy has been rockin from 1964 with the rockin vicars and now to the present day with motorhead who have been going for over 31 years now and lemmy 42 years! especially lemmy should get in hes been rockin just after my dad was born motorhead like they say are the loudest dirtiest rock n roll band on the plannet they deserve to be put in
Posted by michaelmotorhead on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 15:31pm
this hall hates heavy metal music !!!
Posted by ... on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 16:55pm
So where's the Hawkwind page?
Posted by William on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 15:45pm
Lemmy is as much a legend and a true treasure. This band is one of the true greats and one of the most honest pure rock and roll bands in the world. I also think Lemmy should receive the grammys highest honor, He is one of the most respected people in music today, Hands down.
Posted by matt on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 14:28pm
Matt, You nailed it. Motorhead has inspired and influenced an entire generation of heavy rock bands spanning many genre, and hand been rocking relentlessly for decades. VERY few bands can touch Motorheads longevity.
Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 10.16.07 @ 17:13pm
"Talentless crap like that does not belong in the same hall as Zepellin, etc."
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 10.24.07 @ 10:07am
Ace Of Spades
Posted by Justin on Monday, 10.29.07 @ 15:16pm
Lemmy is THE MAN folks. They have had a consistant career for over three decades and are the standard for what rock and metal should be like. If you look up Rock N Roll in the dictionary you will see a Motorhead as a definition. Any punk who disagrees can fuck themselves.
Posted by METALHEAD on Wednesday, 10.31.07 @ 18:52pm
No one can deny Motorhead!! Even the "punks" used to wear Motorhead patches. Give Lemmy and the boys their due. And Liam, really, make your point; but trying to downgrade Zep while doing it just makes your comments seem completely pointless. Leave Zep alone.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 11.6.07 @ 20:25pm
I don't mean punk as in punk music, I mean punk as in a know it all, smart ass, kid. Sorry for the confusion. I actually like some punk.
Posted by METALHEAD on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 18:00pm
"And Liam, really, make your point; but trying to downgrade Zep while doing it just makes your comments seem completely pointless. Leave Zep alone."
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 20:05pm
"I rest my case...."
Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 10:22am
And anyway, look at who who brought Zep into this in the first place.
Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 10:47am
And since your brain quite obviously fails at every opportunity to work out what I meant whenever I made a mistake, I'll tell you that by "quite" I meant to say "quote"
Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 11:25am
It is amazing that even when I say nothing, you go on and on - you are now arguing with yourself - fancy that!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 18:19pm
No, how the fuck am I arguing with myself? You are a stupid fuck head.
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 12.5.07 @ 11:06am
You could induct these guys on their longevity alone - not to mention their consistent body of work and their dedication to the craft.
Posted by D on Wednesday, 01.9.08 @ 04:44am
Hey, liam, why didn't you tell me you needed me around in order to have a mature conversation?
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:26pm
Madonna makes the hall Motorhead doesn't. Rock and roll hall of SHAME!!
Posted by flatch on Thursday, 03.13.08 @ 17:08pm
I think if a band puts out six great albums in a career, that makes them possibly worthy for induction. Motorhead has put out over 20 great albums and they're showing NO signs of breaking the pattern any time soon. What more do they have to do to be inducted? The Hall won't be complete without The World's Greatest Rock 'N Roll Band. MOTORHEAD!!!!!
Posted by Ronnie on Sunday, 03.23.08 @ 19:17pm
Without Motorhead and Guns n roses hall of fame will be uncompleted they are true rock bands
Posted by on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 08:53am
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 13:35pm
Joy Division did more for metal and rock than Guns N' Roses. But you knew that because you have a full and complete knowledge of metal, right?
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:14pm
"Joy Division did more for metal than Guns N' Roses." -Liam
Posted by mel on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:26pm
So you admit that you're ignorant then, Mel? Seriously, if you say 'yes' I'd be more than happy to inform you.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:28pm
OK, so if I said Joy Division did more for bluegrass than jazz (which they did, by the way), you would know exactly what I was talking about?
Posted by mel on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:34pm
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:40pm
You haven't admitted you're ignorant yet.
Posted by mel on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:41pm
Is this to do with the developement of alt-country, by any chance? Because if it is then I'm pretty sure you've got Unknown Pleasures mixed up wih Fear and Whiskey.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:44pm
Aww man....you've GOT to check that Joy Division Jazz video on YouTube. Funny stuff!
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 14:52pm
There just aren't enough bread crumbs to get me through this dialogue.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 15:27pm
I didn't explain the first time because I wanted to know whether or not mel actually knew what I was talking about.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 15:39pm
I'm still interested in the bluegrass claim...
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 16:16pm
Liam, you just described what JD got FROM metal, not what they did FOR metal.
Posted by mel on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 16:45pm
That is because JD did not do anything for metal...................
Posted by Luca on Friday, 04.11.08 @ 17:21pm
I just showed you how they did it. They took metal in a new direction. Simply because it wasn't primarily 'metal' groups that took the influence (although I'd be shocked if you couldn't scrape a few) doesn't mean it's not there. By 'They did more for metal,' there's nothing to say that it has to be metal artists. And really, what did Guns N' Roses do that hadn't already been done?
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.12.08 @ 02:44am
Oops, I should have reffered to the fact that Deep Purple have more influence than Judas Priest, rather than how they came earlier. I couldn't even get my own argument straight :S
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.12.08 @ 03:05am
It's Tony Iommi, Liam. Not Tommy. So much for your knowledge of heavy metal.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 04.29.08 @ 15:50pm
Is your skull so impenetrably thick that William's point about what you're doing just didn't manage to find your brain?
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.30.08 @ 10:28am
Guys...I actually like Joy Division too but that doesn't have shit to do with Motorhead being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Let's stick to the subject and try to stay relevant. Lemmy has the credentials of a legend. It is hard to find a metal or hard rock band that doesn't love or respect Motorhead not only for their music but also their attitude and lifestyle. They live and breath rock. I am pissed but not surprised that they are not in the hall because the people who pick the inductees are a bunch of uptight dipshits in suits and ties who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. The true fans of metal and harder rock understand where I'm coming from. And for those who don't....I could care less.
Posted by METALHEAD on Thursday, 06.12.08 @ 15:37pm
God bless you METALHEAD.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 06.13.08 @ 13:21pm
I started believeing the rock hall of fame was a sham years ago when it took so long to induct, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, and the Sex Pistols, and where is Jethro Tull and Iron Madian???
Posted by nox4bs on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 00:45am
1. To the clown that described Motorhead as "talentless"; A comment such as this proves that you simply do not UNDERSTAND rock and roll. Rock and roll music is not about 'talent', you clown (although it can fit in quite nicely). Led Zep was great as everyone knows, but RnR can also simply be about raw sound, power, and emotion - listen to the first rock n roll from the 50s - not alot going on there, but it ROCKED - get it genius? Now go back to your room at your mom's house and listen to 'Tarkus' some more.
Posted by Joe Mama on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 23:31pm
A bizarre thing today. I was watching videos of one hit wonders and the video for "I Wanna Be A Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry came on. And to my surprise, I could swear I saw Lemmy portraying one of the bad guys. I could not find anything on a google search - does anyone if I saw correctly or do I need a new pair of eyes?
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 17:01pm
Posted by Scott on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 03:56am
If Motorhead doesn't get into the hall, they should just close it down. They have influenced bands, and created a whole genre of music. They've never given up and are probably more popular now than ever. They can be considered metal, rock, punk, everything. Without getting too into it, Motorhead meet all the qualifactions required for bands to make it. Long may they rock!
Posted by Rich K. on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 19:07pm
Ace of Spades is in my top 10 albums of all time.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 14:56pm
They should, on merit of Lemmy alone! He's been in this business for fifty years and he's still going on strong, despite a VERY UNHEALTHY lifestyle.
Posted by Antonio on Friday, 04.3.09 @ 05:33am
From my vantage point Motorhead is to metal what the Ramones were to punk...not necessarily the originators, but definitely brought something different to the table. plus, Lemmy has to be the "butt-ugliest" guy in modern music (either him or Mick Mars).
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 13:51pm
they should of went in a long time ago. 30 YEARS OF HARD FUKIN ROCK?!?!? AND METALLICA WAS INDUCTED BEFORE THEM?? i hve nothin against metallic, they're one of my favorite bands, but motorhead should of been inducted, especially with his lates album Motorizer!
Posted by Steve on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 21:43pm
Motorhead is simply one of the most influencial metal bands of all-time. They didn't speed metal(Deep Purple invented it and Queen had experimented with it), but they were one of the first to turn up the tempo even faster. Basically the whole late '80s, early '90s thrash metal scene was influenced by this band. They also had roots in some of the earlierrock which can be seen in some of the songs they covered("Louie Louie", "I'm Your Witchdoctor", etc.). Lemmy has done a lot in his career from his earliest days in the space rock/proto-punk Hawkwind to playing on countless albums by other artists to Motorhead itself.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.2.09 @ 20:01pm
Alright, so A.R.(Coven fan) thinks Motorhead are not metal. LOL.
Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 10.12.09 @ 18:07pm
I for one, and as well as several others that were observing that thread, saw no where, where he said they were not Metal. He did say they influenced more punk than metal. Which is the case during the 1980's, especially in the underground scene.
Posted by Keith C on Tuesday, 10.13.09 @ 17:08pm
If Lemmy isn't up on that podium accepting being inducted in the rockandroll hall of fame before the inevitable than it will probably haunt us all for the rest of our lives. MOTORHEAD SHAPED ROCK AND ROLL
Posted by Christopher D on Friday, 12.11.09 @ 00:08am
MOTORHEAD SHAPED ROCK AND ROLL
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 12.11.09 @ 15:11pm
Badass Badass Badass
Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 18:54pm
"Motor Head in the Hall of Fame? Are you kidding me? Talentless crap like that does not belong in the same hall as Zepellin, etc."
Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.8.10 @ 20:42pm
Another year gone by, and again no metal making the ballot (Alice Cooper and KISS aren't really metal to me.)
Posted by Sam on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 09:07am
Motorhead with out a doubt, one of the best Heavy Metal Bands in the world, In my opinion, they deserve in the hall of fame
Posted by Dan Windler on Monday, 11.15.10 @ 19:29pm
1. Motörhead had one good song, Ace of Spades.
Posted by Bob on Tuesday, 03.8.11 @ 19:50pm
1. Actually Deep Purple was doing speed metal ("Highway Star") before Priest. Motorhead were the beginning of thrash. It was faster and louder than anything that had come before, even Priest.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 03.9.11 @ 02:24am
Deep Purple is not speed metal, hard rock. At the very most I could see them being called "the roots" of speed metal, but they themselves were not.
Posted by Bob on Friday, 03.11.11 @ 04:26am
Actually I think what Sam mean (correct me if I'm wrong, Sam) was that "Highway Star" is an example of speed metal, not that Deep Purple themselves were a speed metal band.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 03.11.11 @ 04:32am
To add to the discussion, Motorhead is on wikipedia's list of speed metal bands while Deep Purple is not. Interestingly enough, Allmusic lists Motorhead as one of the first speed metal bands while wikipedia lists the earliest examples of speed metal as Deep Purple's "Fireball" and Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy." Make of it what you will.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 03.11.11 @ 04:35am
Motörhead is Rock n Roll!!! without motörhead Punk,Trash,Speed,Heavy metal wouldnt have excisted well atleast not trash and speed metal but none of the musik in those genres woulda been what they are today without motörhead lol i think they shouldnt add motörhead for the sole reason that it would be insulting the "rock n roll hall of fame" is nothing but a joke had it really been the hall of fame it claims too be then these should be there i know some of em is but these are gods!!! motörhead accept ufo msg thin lizzy black sabbath dio led zeppelin lita ford deep purple girlschool scorpions yngwei malmsteen jimi hendricks frank zappa iron maiden van halen warlock king diamond gary moore judas priest
Posted by Tobias on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 05:23am
Yeah, thank god we have punk because of Motorhead.
Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 05:37am
"without motörhead Punk,Trash,Speed,Heavy metal wouldnt have excisted well atleast not trash and speed metal" - Tobias
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 11:52am
Motorhead did not invent punk of course, but otherwise I agree. The fact that none of the four have even been nominated yet is insulting. Without Lemmy there would be no thrash, that much is true.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 14:36pm
Home run! Great slugigng with that answer!
Posted by Brendy on Thursday, 04.28.11 @ 15:08pm
RIP, Michael 'Wurzel' Burston
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 07.11.11 @ 18:17pm
Personally I only like a few songs by this band, I find Lemmy's voice to be atrocious. But whether I like it or not this band has been influential and sold many albums.
Posted by Bob on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 15:22pm
Absolutely belong "in", but will never be allowed onstage by people like Jann Wenner. The Board is scared to death of giving a microphone to Lemmy.
Posted by Skip on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 05:35am
Join this group to petition metal in the Rock Hall of Fame! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Induct-More-Metal-Bands-Into-The-Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame/193628144053264?sk=photos
Posted by Kyle on Tuesday, 11.22.11 @ 17:43pm
I noticed that there is a derivative stance toward the heavy metal genre and the bands that have been so obviously prominent in the music world more so than pop artist let into the, ahem, ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME. I know it is based on the level of influence and impact it has on rock and roll, but what does Madonna have on bands like Rush and Iron Maiden who are more rock than she'll ever be. Both of these bands and Motorhead have fan bases that are phenomenal in size and loyal to bands that have the longevity of over 30 years. What does "Vogue" have on "Ace of Spades" and "Tom Sawyer"?
Posted by Jessica McKagan on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 22:25pm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has such a detestable, elitist attitude against hard rock and heavy metal. The absolute softest, pop, disco bullshit gets in but Motorhead won't. Lemmy on his death bed is more Rock than 50 percent of the inductees.
Posted by Hunter Morrow on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 14:25pm
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:28pm
RIP Phil Taylor (1954-2015)
Posted by dmg on Thursday, 11.12.15 @ 11:53am
Damn. RIP Lemmy. :(
Posted by dmg on Monday, 12.28.15 @ 19:35pm
...and metal has lost one of its all-time giants.
Posted by SotN on Monday, 12.28.15 @ 20:00pm
Posted by Steve Z on Monday, 12.28.15 @ 20:48pm
Rock In Peace Lemmy!
Posted by Gassman on Monday, 12.28.15 @ 22:08pm
RIP, Lemmy. Quite a full life lived!
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 12.29.15 @ 07:14am
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