MotÃ¶rhead Los Angeles, California. March 2010. Lemmy Kilmister in a Limo going to the Revolver Golden God awards, where he received that night the Golden God Lifetime Achivement Award. MotÃ¶rhead, originally called Bastard, is a long-lived and iconic heavy metal band from England formed in 1975. They are widely recognized as progenitors of thrash metal, a fusion of heavy metal and what was soon to become hardcore punk. Consequently they influenced countless rock, punk rock, and heavy metal bands that followed. The actual band members are: Lemmy Kilmister- Bass and vocals, Phil Campbell- Lead guitar and Backup vocals and Mikkey Dee at the Drums.