Posted in metal | music on July 11, 2011

Würzel with Motorhead, far left.
Wurzel

Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston died yesterday at the age of 61 after a struggle with heart disease. Würzel was a member of the British metal band between 1984 and 1996, and performed on seven of the group's albums including Orgasmatron, 1916 and March ör Die. In addition to his work with Motörhead, the guitarist recorded two solo albums, Bess and Chill Out or Die (The Ambient Album), and was more recently working on music with his new band, Leader of Down.
Motorhead was a four-piece for the duration of his tenure with the band. Following his departure they returned to their original formation of a trio. R.I.P. Würzel.

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Tags: Motorhead, RIP, Wurzel

Comments (7)

Sucks. Lemmy will live to 110, by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:53 PM

RIP. Orgasmatron is the best Motorhead record. Nothing like it before or since.

Posted by KL | July 11, 2011 1:20 PM

This is horrible news. I saw Motorhead with Würzel back in 86..it was the Best Motorhead show I have ever seen.
R.I.P.

Posted by Jim Idol | July 11, 2011 4:24 PM

Sad news that wasn't widely reported. RIP Wurzel. Those years of Motorhead were great.

Posted by 2010 taxes | July 11, 2011 10:38 PM

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Posted by GlenW | July 27, 2011 4:57 PM

Something spooky here. I recently ordered Orgasmatron, it came today. I have just been listening to title track and read the news. Sorry to see you go mate, hope all is well on other side.

Kit

Posted by Kit | October 24, 2011 11:09 AM

This is horrible news. I saw Motorhead with Würzel back in 86..it was the Best Motorhead show I have ever seen.

Posted by soccerjersey | October 25, 2011 10:36 PM

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