Hear Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” Played On Church Bells

During last month’s Torenfestival in Weert, Netherlands, Motörhead’s iconic song “Ace Of Spades” was played from church bells in the town. The unique performance, which can be seen below, features guitarist Jitse Zonneveld and keyboardist and bell-ringer Frank Steijns.

New AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, And Fall Out Boy Funko Pop! Figures Announced

Funko have announced some new AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, and Fall Out Boy Pop! figures. Among them are Pop! Albums figures based on AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” and Pop! Rocks figures based on Poison’s Bret Michaels and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump.

Motörhead And Hillrock To Release Limited Batch Of Cask-Strength Bourbon

Motörhead are celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Ace Of Spades” with a new limited edition batch of cask-strength bourbon. The drink is being released in collaboration with Hillrock and Global Brews.

The band commented:

“In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, We are releasing a limited batch of cask strength bourbon in collaboration with Global Brews and the award winning Hillrock distillery. The release is limited to 1100 bottles, each bottle is hand numbered and comes packed in a bespoke Ace of Spades Gift box.”

The following was also added about the bourbon:

“A lush and velvety expression of Hillrock’s Solera Aged Bourbon amplified by this undiluted proof. Specially selected for its delicate balance of proof and flavor, as well as its incredibly long finish. A truly decanter worthy bottling. Cask #1 was bottled at 115.6ᵒ and limited to 599 bottles, ABV of 57.8%. Cask #2 was bottled at 115.3ᵒ and limited to 623 bottles, ABV 57.65%.”

Motörhead To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Ace Of Spades” With New Podcast Series

Motörhead will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Ace Of Spades” with a new podcast series titled “The Motörcast: Ace Of Spades.” The first episode will be released next week with further episodes set to be released every two weeks. The following was said about the series:

“The Motörcast is the official podcast series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s seminal, Ace Of Spades album. Marvel at the warts and all stories of life on the road, behind the scenes, in the studio and more importantly, down the pub. Subscribe now to hear all these tales of rock n’roll excess from the people who were in the midst of the Motör-machine at the time.”

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.


Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

Watch Corey Taylor Cover Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades”

Professional wrestler Triple H has shared footage of Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) performing a cover of Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades.” You can check that out below. Taylor’s new album “CMFT” will be released tomorrow (October 2) and he will be streaming a live show from The Forum in Los Angeles, California. Tickets can be found HERE.

Evoke Candle Co. To Release Motörhead “Ace Of Spades” Candle Featuring A “Smoked Whiskey” Fragrance

Evoke Candle Co. have announced that they will be releasing a new candle inspired by Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades.” The candle features a “smoked whiskey” fragrance and it can be pre-ordered HERE. Evoke Candle Co. founder Gina Giambalvo-Glockler commented:

“I remember the first time I laid eyes on the ‘Ace Of Spades’ album — it was 1980 in Dallas, Texas. I went to our local record store and as always straight to the import section because everyone knew that was where the best new music was to be found. I saw the cover and I had to have it. As soon as I got back home straight onto the turntable it went and that was it — I was hooked for life! We are proud to partner with Motörhead and Global Merchandising Services on our ‘Ace Of Spades’ candle.”

Motörhead Share Lyric Video For Previously Unreleased Live Version Of “Shoot You In The Back”

Motörhead have shared a lyric video for a previously unreleased live version Of “Shoot You In The Back.” That track was recorded during a 1981 show in Orleans. As previously reported, the full concert will be available as part of the band’s “Ace Of Spades” 40th anniversary box set. That release will be available on October 30 and more details on it can be found HERE.

Motörhead To Release 40th Anniversary Box Set Edition Of “Ace Of Spades” In October

A new 40th anniversary edition of Motörhead‘s “Ace Of Spades” will be released on October 30. The effort will be available as a two CD set with a book and as a triple LP set with a book. There will also be two different super deluxe box sets. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The most expensive box set will include the following:

  • The “Ace Of Spades” album, half-speed mastered and created from the original master tapes.
  • Two double-live albums of previously unheard concerts from the ‘Ace Up Your Sleeve‘ tour.
  • ‘A Fistful Of Instrumentals‘ : An EP of previously unreleased, instrumental tracks from 1980.
  • ‘The Good, The Broke & The Ugly‘. A double album of B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks.
  • ‘Ace On Your Screens‘: A DVD compilation of rare TV appearances from 1980-81, a live concert from 1981 and a 5.1 audio mix of the original album.
  • The ‘Ace Of Spades‘ story. A 40 page book telling the story of ‘Ace Of Spades‘ through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there. Includes never before seen photos and memorabilia.
  • The ‘Ace Up Your Sleeve‘ tour program.
  • The Motörhead Rock Commando comic.
  • A set of 5 poker dice that can be played on the game board inside the box set lid.
  • A deck of Motörhead playing cards.
  • A bespoke Texas Hold Em poker mat.
  • A set of Motörhead casino chips.
  • Two Motörhead shot glasses.
  • All encased in a bespoke wooden, Wild West dynamite box.
  • A limited edition 7″ reproduction of the Dutch ‘Ace Of Spades‘ single, with a previously unreleased instrumental version on Side B.

Track Listing:

“Ace Of Spades“:

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades”
02. “Love Me Like A Reptile”
03. “Shoot You In The Back”
04. “Live To Win”
05. “Fast And Loose”
06. “(We Are) The Road Crew”

Side Two:

01. “Fire Fire”
02. “Jailbait”
03. “Dance”
04. “Bite The Bullet”
05. “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”
06. “The Hammer”

“A Fistful Of Instrumentals” (10″):

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades” (instrumental demo)
02. “Hump On Your Back” (instrumental demo)
03. “Shoot You In The Back” (instrumental demo)
04. “Fast And Loose” (instrumental demo)

Side Two:

01. “Dirty Love” (instrumental demo)
02. “Love Me Like A Reptile” (instrumental demo)
03. “Dance” (instrumental demo)

“Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – March 5, 1981“:

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades”
02. “Stay Clean”
03. “Over The Top”
04. “Metropolis”
05. “Shoot You In The Back”

Side Two:

01. “The Hammer”
02. “Jailbait”
03. “Leaving Here”
04. “Fire Fire”
05. “Love Me Like A Reptile”

Side Three:

01. “Capricorn”
02. “Too Late, Too Late”
03. “(We Are) The Road Crew”
04. “No Class”

Side Four:

01. “Bite The Bullet”
02. “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”
03. “Overkill”
04. “Bomber”

‘Ace On Your Screens‘ DVD:

Part 1 : Motörhead on TV 1980-1981
Part 2 : BBC In The City; Live In Belfast ‘81
Part 3 : 5.1 audio mix of “Ace Of Spades”

“Live At Whitla Hall, Belfast – December 23, 1981“:

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades”
02. “Stay Clean”
03. “Over The Top”
04. “The Hammer”
05. “Shoot You In The Back”
06. “Metropolis”

Side Two:

01. “(We Are) The Road Crew”
02. “No Class”
03. “Bite The Bullet”
04. “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”

Side Three:

01. “Jailbait”
02. “Leaving Here”
03. “Capricorn”
04. “Too Late, Too Late”

Side Four:

01. “Overkill”
02. “Bomber”
03. “Motörhead”

“The Good, The Broke & The Ugly“:

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades” (alternative version)
02. “Dirty Love”
03. “Love Me Like A Reptile” (Alternative Long Version)
04. “Shoot You In The Back” (alternative version)

Side Two:

01. “Hump On Your Back”
02. “Fast And Loose” (alternative version)
03. “(We Are) The Road Crew” (alternative version)
04. “Fire Fire” (alternative version)
05. “Jailbait” (alternative version)

Side Three:

01. “Waltz Of The Vampire”
02. “The Hammer” (alternative version)
03. “Dirty Love” (alternative long version)
04. “Bastard”
05. “Godzilla Akimbo”

Side Four:

01. “Love Me Like A Reptile” (alternative version)
02. “Dirty Love” (alternative version)
03. “Please Don’t Touch” (performed by Headgirl)
04. “Bomber” (performed by Girlschool)
05. “Emergency”

“Ace Of Spades” (7″) (D2C exclusive):

Side One:

01. “Ace Of Spades”

Side Two:

01. “Ace Of Spades” (instrumental – previously unreleased)

Motörhead Share New Lyric Video For “Ace Of Spades”

Motörhead are celebrating “Motörhead Day” (the 8th of May) and the 40th anniversary of “Ace Of Spades” with a new lyric video for the classic track. You can check that out below. In addition to the clip, the band also celebrated with Warpig Facebook and Instagram filters and a limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule in their webstore (portion of proceeds go towards Live Nation’s Crew Nation). The band also invited fans to “fill a glass with your favorite libation and post your toast to Motörhead online with the hashtag #8thofmay.”