Lemmy Kilmister was a well-known British musician who was the singer, songwriter, and founder of the band ‘Motorhead’. Apart from music Lemmy has also appeared in television and films. He has also guest appeared for various artists and was the member of several groups. Lemmy died in 2015 after suffering from prostate cancer and congestive heart failure. Now let’s have a close look at Lemmy Kilmister’s net worth in 2018.
Ian Fraser Kilmister was popularly known as “Lemmy” was born on December 24, 1945, in Staffordshire, England. When he was 10, his mother got married to George Willis, who was a footballer.
Lemmy went to Sir Thomas Jones’ School located in Amlwch. He was interested in music from a young age and got the nickname of “Lemmy” when in Sir Thomas Jones’.
When he was seventeen, he met a girl called Cathy. They have a son together named Sean who was later put for adoption. IT was reported that he was in a relationship with Cheryl Keuleman from 1996 to 2015.
He was known for his alcohol abuse. In September 2015, he was hospitalised due to a lung infection. He died on 28 December 2015 in Los Angeles after succumbing to prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.
Lemmy was inspired to music after he saw the Beatles performing at the Cavern Club. In the 1960s, he joined the local bands ‘Rainmakers’ and ‘Motown Sect’. In 1965, he became a member of ‘Rockin’ Vickers’. With them, he released three singles.
In 1969, he became a member of Sam Gopal and released the album ‘Escalator’. He has released many albums and singles with Hawkwind.
In 1975, he founded the band Motorhead’. Two years later, they released their self-titled debut album. This was followed by the albums ‘Overkill’, ‘Bomber’, ‘Ace of Spades’, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Another Perfect Day’, ‘Orgasmatron’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, ‘1916’, ‘March or Die’, ‘Bastards’, ‘Sacrifice’, ‘Overnight Sensation’, ‘Snake Bite Love’, ‘We Are Motorhead’, ‘Hammered’, ‘Inferno’, ‘Kiss of Death’, ‘Motorizer’, ‘The World Is Yours’, ‘Aftershock’, and ‘Bad Magic’.
He had also released an album with Robert Calvert Band in 1974. Lemmy has guest appeared for several artists and has also provided film soundtracks and wrestling themes.
His film and television roles include ‘Hardware’, ‘Eat the Rich’, ‘The Comic Strip Presents…’, Tromeo and Juliet’, and ‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High’. In 2010, a rockumentary film called ‘Lemmy’ was released.
Awards & Achievements
Lemmy Kilmister had won the Grammy Award in 2004 in the category of ‘Best Metal Performance’. He has also received two other Grammy nominations. With Motorhead, he won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2013 for “Whiplash”. He is also the winner of Kerrang! Silver K Award in 2000.
Net Worth of Lemmy Kilmister
Lemmy Kilmister had an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. He made this fortune by releasing a number of albums in his career. He has been associated with many bands and was with his band Motorhead until his death. Lemmy has collaborated with many artists and has also penned many songs.
Lemmy Kilmister is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. He has released a number of studio albums with Motorhead and has also performed with other bands. With Motorhead, he has released 22 studio albums, 13 live albums, 13 compilation albums, 10 video albums, and 5 EPs. He has also released 29 singles and 34 music videos with the band. Even after his death, his music has listened to many across the world. His popularity has also made him appear in many video games.