Friday, May 8, 2020

Motorhead debut Ace Of Spades lyric video during first annual Motorhead Day celebrations

Motorhead are debuting a lyric video for their 1980 classic, “Ace Of Spades”, as part of the first annual “Motorhead Day” celebrations on May 8.

The band says the title track to their fourth album “isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written - it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.

“Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on Motörhead day 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, the fans from around the globe to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!”

Among the highlights of the online event, fans can access new Facebook and Instagram filters that superimpose the band’s mascot, Snaggletooth, over their faces, and purchase a series of limited-edition Road Crew merchandise in the group’s webstore, with a portion of the proceeds going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time.

“Raise a toast to Motörhead!,” says the band. “Fill a glass with your favourite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional!”

Founded in London by bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister in 1975, Motorhead released their self-titled debut in 1977 and went on issue 22 studio records before the bassist’s December 2015 death from prostate cancer, a cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure at the age of 70.

Motorhead were among the 16 artists under consideration for entry into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; the band failed to garner sufficient support to be inducted on their first nomination.

See also:

The Doobie Brothers and T. Rex among 2020 Rock Hall inductees
Judas Priest and Soundgarden among top Rock Hall fan votes
Motorhead members added to Rock Hall nomination following snub backlash
Motorhead drummer reacts to Rock Hall nomination and snub
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