Celebrating the undying appeal of Motörhead
The unfortunate passing of Lemmy at the end of 2015 was one of the saddest moments to strike rock music for many years. But despite the rock star’s death, it seems that his musical efforts continue to live on in all manner of unlikely tributes.
Whilst the fact that everyone from Saxon to Foo Fighters have performed their own tribute to Motörhead might not surprise many people, it’s been interesting to see how the legendary rock band’s influence is still being felt further afield.
Some of the band’s remaining members have lost no time in finding suitable employment since the demise of Motörhead.
Their much-loved guitarist Phil Campbell made a guest appearance on the upcoming solo album by Black Label Society guitarist Dario Lorina, and their former drummer Mickey Dee has even made the impressive step of joining the German rock icons, Scorpions.
It’s great to see these legendary musicians keeping the flag for rock music flying high. And seeing as Lemmy once featured in the adventure game Brutal Legend, it’s a fitting tribute to find that the man who penned The Ace of Spades now has a Motörhead slots game.
Whilst a Motörhead slots game makes perfect sense, some of the more recent merchandising options that feature the band’s image may seem a little more perplexing. In particular, the decision to have Motörhead featuring alongside Iron Maiden and Slayer in a range of deluxe heavy metal-inspired socks is surely a world away from the leather and denim aesthetic that the band inspired.
But anyone who saw the acclaimed 2010 rockumentary, Lemmy, would definitely understand that the star’s mischievous sense of humour would have seen him take a light-hearted view of such merchandising.
And it’s this good humour that’s seen the band keen to broaden their range of sex toys recently. For a band who famously included the song Vibrator on their self-titled 1977 album, it’s only fair that their Lovehoney line of sex toys includes all manner of fearsome devices.
In addition to this, the band has also entered the realm of beer production with their Road Crew pale ale helping fans toast their casino wins with a suitably alcoholic concoction that celebrates the incredibly enduring legacy of Motörhead.
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