“If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man
You win some, lose some, It’s all the same to me
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades…”
Ian Kilmister a.k.a. Lemmy, singer and bassist for iconic rock ‘n rollers MotÃ¶rhead, is dead. He died yesterday, December 28 2015, two days after being diagnosed with aggressive cancer, 4 days after his 70th birthday.
His birthday had been celebrated in advance, 2 weeks earlier, at the Whiskey A Go Go, with members of Guns ‘n Roses, Anthrax, The Cult, Metallica, Black Label Society, The Sex Pistols and more.
The best way to remember musicians is through their music so push ‘Play’ on the videos below… and bang your head!
Lemmy’s first big recognition was through the band Hawkwind. Although not the front man, he sung, in 1972, on their biggest hit, ‘Silver Machine’:
As the leader of MotÃ¶rhead, the song Ã§alled the Ãce of Spades’ was the one most would identify with:
Lemmy was undoubtedly intending to keep living life to the full as he was about to go on tour in support of MotÃ¶rhead’s 22nd studio album, Bad Magic. Ã‡onsidering Lemmy’s death, it’s appropriate that the single that was released was, ‘When the Sky Comes Looking for You’:
Ironically, the most money he made from music, more than everything he earned through his band, was from penning the lyrics to Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Mama I’m Coming Home’: