Since 1987, Janiss Garza has been writing about very loud
rock and alternative music. From 1989 to 1996, she was senior
editor at RIP, at the time the world's premier hard music
magazine. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times,
Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times. She
cowrote White Line Fever with Motorhead founder Lemmy
Lemmy Kilmister was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Wales. Having been a member of the Rockin' Vicars, Opal Butterflies, and Hawkwind, he formed Motorhead, the legendary English heavy metal band.
Kilmister has been credited as an enormous influence on the genres of rock, heavy metal, death metal, punk, and speed metal. He turned out scores of albums and toured prolifically. He was also the author of White Line Fever: The Autobiography. Kilmister died December 28, 1015, of cancer and heart failure, leaving behind a huge musical legacy.