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Farewell Motorhead Guitarist Michael 'Wurzel' Burston 

Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston has died at the age of 61. He had heart disease (specifically, ventricular fibrillation, triggered by cardiomyopathy).

"Würzel" joined Motorhead in 1984 and left the band in 1995 (but made occasional Motorhead appearances, including at the Download Festival in 2008). He had his own band called Leader of Down. Many props to his metal legacy.

Reader Comments (6)

R.I.P. "Würzel" - This event will be even more special..."STONE DEAD FOREVER" - The Motorhead Experience; July 16, 2011, Club Fusion, Syracuse NY, {Various Musicians}...I will be playing guitar on 4 songs, 'Ace of Spades', 'Killed by Death', 'I Don't Need Religion' & 'Motorhead'
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
I was a tech for Motorhead on the killed by Death Tour. Wurzel and I became good friends. You are really gonna be missed bro. My heart is sadden today...Pugwash
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPugwash
this is definitely sad. He had a great guitar sound and style.
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
RIP Brother. You inspired a lot of future guitarists.
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Godspeed Metal to you, Wurzel. R.I.P.

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Memory and Family.

p.s. Wurzel was the guitarist on my personal favorite Motorhead album, the 1992 Grammy nominated "1916", featuring two of my favorite Motörhead songs, "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." and "I'm So Bad Baby, I Don't Care".
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
August 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkurt

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