"Ace of Spades" is Motorhead's signature song, the one that even non-fans can name (and warble) if dared to sing it. So, it's no surprise that the band's best-known anthem rears its hard-charging head in pop culture the most, from video games to television syncs to weird cover versions on YouTube. In honor of frontman Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who passed away Monday (Dec. 28) from cancer, here's a selection of some of our favorite uses.
TONY HAWK PRO SKATER 3: Lemmy's anthem has been a favorite of video games for years and has appeared in one way or another in Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Rock Band, DJ Hero and there's a karaoke version in SingStar Amped. But most of those are covers or re-recordings — for the real deal just pop in your copy of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, circa 2007, to hear Lemmy rip a vocal chord while Hawk and friends land sick tricks and whatnot.