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Motorhead are one of those groups the rock purists may sneer at, but, behind all the front, Motorhead are one of the best heavy rock groups around. There's a melodic power to their music, which many heavy rock bands can't touch. A lot of heavy rock music sounds the same, but Motorhead's music is distinctive, and their 1980 song, 'Ace Of Spades', is a genuine rock classic. Group lead singer and bassist, Lemmy, seems the wild rocker, but he's a nice guy, who's well-read, and who has come a long way from being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and from singing with Hawkwind on that early 1970s classic, 'Silver Machine'.

- Paul Rance/

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