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 MOTÖRHEAD in 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.
Year-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.
Lemmy died in December 2015 at the age of 70 shortly after learning he had been diagnosed with cancer.
He had dealt with several health issues over the last few years of his life, including heart trouble, forcing him to cut back on his famous smoking habits.
MOTÖRHEAD had to cancel a number of shows in 2015 because of Lemmy's poor health, although the band did manage to complete one final European tour a couple of weeks before his death.