In May, poker powerhouse PokerStars asked a thousand of its European customers which song they liked the best from a list of songs. It came down to two choices — Lady Gaga‘s “Poker Face” and MOTÖRHEAD‘s “Ace Of Spades”, and it is no gamble to say that “Spades” not only won but crushed Lady Gaga‘s 2009 smash-hit. With “Spades” having enjoyed huge success in 1980 before establishing itself as the anthem of a rock movement and lifestyle, this was not only a victory for MOTÖRHEAD, it was a victory for the sheer strength of rock ‘n’ roll music.
Three and a half years after Lemmy Kilmister has passed, the world still mourns the loss but MOTÖRHEAD is more than alive. Rock magazines worldwide have stories about MOTÖRHEADin their issues on a regular basis, paying tribute to one of the legendary bands of all times. The iconic band shirt is still the most-sought-after merchandise item proudly worn by fans, friends and fellow musicians.
Years end polls in music magazines show the influence Lemmy and his band MOTÖRHEAD had, the band made a big impact and the footprints they left are huge.