Goodbye Motorhead!!

The last original member of the classic Motorhead line-up died this week!

Phil (Philthy Animal) Taylor died on 11 November 2015, in London, at the age of 61 after an illness. Liver failure was cited as a cause.

Ian Lemmy Kilmister‘s  died on Dec. 28, 2015 at the age of 70 from prostate cancer and heart problems.

Now “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died from pneumonia at the age of 67.

It seems that their crazy lifestyle caught up with them.

Motorhead were formed in 1975 and were, with their loud, high speed Rock, the bridge between Punk and Heavy Metal. They had an uncompromising image, with its black leather and long hair complementing their wild ways. Their fast living lifestyle with drink, drugs, women and craziness put Guns ‘n’ Roses to shame. But Hey – who wants to live forever?


Motorhead – Ace of Spades – For Simon Dean and all the long-shot students of mine out there changing the world for the better. Who wants to live forever?


Lemmy knew just what he wanted with Motorhead; he wanted the loudest, meanest, most aggressive sound in the world and that precisely what he got. They were uncompromising, marrying Heavy Metal and Punk into a ferocious, high speed thunder. It worked.

They were like an express train with attitude.

Somewhere out there in the world are a whole bunch of my students. Hopefully you’re all putting the world to rights with the same energy and passion that Lemmy put into Motorhead. The Punk generation needs to assert itself and take the world by the scruff. You can do anything if you want to enough! Go for it!!!

“Ace Of Spades”
If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, 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

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all the game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades

You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby,
I don’t wanna live for ever,
And don’t forget the joker!

Pushing up the ante, I know you wanna see me,
Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again,
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
The only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades