Following the death of Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister last week and a subsequent fan-led campaign to get the band to number one in the UK Official Singles Chart, ‘Ace Of Spades‘ is currently at number nine in the midweek chart update.
The track has jumped an incredible 94 places and, if things stay as they are come Friday, it’ll reach a new peak 35 years after it was first released.
The ‘Motörhead For No.1’ campaign asks, “Please share this across the rock’n’roll universe… if we ALL download any version of ACE OF SPADES by Motörhead from Jan 1st – 7th (the next full chart week) we WILL get it to No.1 as long as we all get stuck in and do it, but we need as many to join us as possible, so please do use the ‘Invite friends to page’ facility too as it really helps, thanks.”
Mikkey Dee, Motörhead’s drummer, recently confirmed that the band are no more. Talking to Sweden’s Expressen Newspaper, he explained “Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
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