For hard rock fans who are still mourning the untimely passing of the Motörhead legend, Lemmy, there’s hope yet, as the band’s legacy still lives on in all manner of weird and wonderful tributes from clothing to booze, as well as spin-off musical projects.
Long-time Motörhead members like Phil Campbell have wasted no time in getting down to business. The legendary guitarist was admittedly at a loss for what to do after Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, but with his new band Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, it seems that he’s in the mood for supplying us with plenty more classic rock.
In addition to this, is the enticing prospect of plenty of archived musical material being released from the Motörhead vaults. Just a couple of months ago, the German band Skew Siskin, unveiled a video of Lemmy in the studio and stated that the star had spent zillions of hours recording, and so there’s surely a good chance that we’ll get a good boxset of unreleased material at some point.
Until then, there’s the fascinating news that the band are going to get their own ‘insane’ gaming release. This is because Motörhead: Through the Ages is an add-on for the role-playing game Victor Vran that will feature plenty of metal-inspired costumes and guitar-shaped weapons that pay homage to this iconic hard rock band.
Not that Motörhead were exactly strangers to the gaming realm. Lemmy had already done voiceover work for the PlayStation and Xbox game Brutal Legend, and with classic songs like Ace of Spades appearing in Rock Band 2, and even a Motörhead slots game showing up at the MrSmithCasino site, it seems that the band made every effort to cater to the gaming craze.
Such moves might be at odds with the band’s famous sex, drugs and rock’n’roll ethos. But when you consider that Motörhead have joined Iron Maiden and Slayer in creating some expensive branded socks from Stance, it’s clear that they were always willing to surprise their hardcore fanbase.
But just in case that sounds slightly too cosy for somebody as famously hard-living as Lemmy, then fear not, as the band have continued their quest to ensure that our livers are suitably challenged with their own licensed alcoholic drinks.
So that whether you’re toasting your slots win with a shot of Motörhead whisky, a glass of their Snaggletooth cider, or a pint of their Road Crew pale ale, you can be sure that Lemmy would approve!