Motörhead Leave Behind a Powerful Legacy

Last year, we were sadly forced to say goodbye to one of the most revered metal musicians of all time. Even worse, with the death of Lemmy we also had to bid farewell to Motörhead. Granted, it’s probably for the best, because we can’t imagine the band without the inimitable frontman but it doesn’t make it any easier. Thankfully, The band (and Lemmy) will continue to live on through their music and the tributes of their fans.

Motörhead was one of the greatest, and most prolific, metal bands to ever play. Also, when you consider that the band originally formed in 1975, they’re also one of the longest lived. After affecting countless generations of metal fans, it’s no surprise that these same fans would be looking for ways to pay tribute to the band.

Earlier this summer, UDR Records released the final live performance of the band with a combination record and video. Clean Your Clock showcases some of the final performances by the band and also contains the last live shows of the band that were ever professionally recorded. It’s the 13th live album from Motörhead and covers two shows performed at the Zenith in Munich, Germany on November 20th and 21st, 2015. Lemmy died barely more than a month after these shows, finally succumbing to an aggressive form of cancer at the age of 70, but he still looks just as tough as ever as the band burns through its sets. The album features plenty of hits from throughout Motörhead‘s decades-long career. That includes classics like “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill” along with more modern hits like “Whorehouse Blues.” The video itself is downright epic. Running more than two and a half hours, it’s an excellent way to cap off the powerful history of the band.

Lemmy was easily one of the most revered and beloved rock and rollers of all time. Besides his impressive catalog of music, the tributes are also coming in the form of video games. One of the coolest tributes we’ve seen to Lemmy so far has come in the space exploration video game, No Man’s Sky. The game largely revolves around exploring planets and gathering resources such as minerals and metals. Among these elements are heavy metals, one of which has actually been named Lemmium, in honor of the rock star.

And it isn’t just video game Easter Eggs that are paying tribute to the band. Full games have been made celebrating the illustrious career of Motörhead as well. The band is going to be featured in an online slot game called “Motörhead: Louder Than Anything Else.” It will include the band’s infamous snaggletooth logo as well as some of its biggest hits. The developer is taking particular care with the project to make “a game the band will be proud of” with fast-paced play and a brutal atmosphere that pays homage to Lemmy and company. Similar games have been made successfully for the likes of Alice Cooper and Guns N’ Roses to great effect, and this one looks like it’ll be even better.

If that wasn’t enough, there are also plans in place for a statue dedicated to Lemmy. The statue will be more than six-feet tall and stand in front of Hollywood’s iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard. The bar was long known to be one of Lemmy’s favorite places, and you can bet more than a few bottles of Jack Daniels are going to be poured at the feet of the statue.

While Lemmy may have passed, it’s comforting to know that he’ll never really be gone as long as his fans continue to pay tribute to his influence.