January 6, 2016


Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" Makes Chart Debut After Lemmy's Death

Last week, Motörhead's iconic frontman, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, passed away. His fame almost eclipsed the fame of his group: Lemmy was, and is, an institution. Since his passing, folks from all over the globe have found new and interesting ways to celebrate his tremendous career...including possibly renaming a heavy metal after him (like, the an actual scientific element.) 

As we wait for his memorial service to be live-streamed, we learn Lemmy is being celebrated in another way: People are really listening to and buying the band's biggest tune, 1980's "Ace of Spades." The song has made its Billboard chart debut, hitting No. 12 on Hot Rock Songs and No. 24 on the Rock Streaming Songs chart.

Keep playing that song! If you do, you might be inspired to get a commemorative tattoo like our buddy Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

Even if you don't, make sure to read our list of recent band breakups and check out the 12 best dressed metal musicians of all time.