WE AT THE JAIL WERE SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF OUR LOCAL ICONIC FORMER GUITARIST OF MOTORHEAD – WURZEL .
AS A TRIBUTE TO HIM AND IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE TRACKS …HERE’S MOTORHEAD PERFORMING THE 1980 WORLDWIDE HIT “ACE OF SPADES” LIVE
RIP …. GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S FORMER MOTORHEAD GUITARIST “WURZEL”
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Motorhead’s Wurzel dies of heart attack while pouring pint of Guinness
Legendary Motorhead guitarist Wurzel died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack while pouring a pint of Guinness and joking with friends, it has been announced.
A statement on the band’s website said: ‘We are greatly saddened to confirm that our long-time friend and comrade Wurzel died Saturday at his home.
‘Wurz was pouring a Guinness and cracking a joke when he succumbed to a heart attack; at least we know he went with a smile.’
The 61-year-old, real name Michael Burston, became part of Motorhead in 1984 and featured on nine studio and live albums until his departure in 1995.
Motorhead, who played at Knebworth on Sunday, dedicated their Sonisphere Festival set to their old bandmate.
Lemmy, the lead singer of the heavy metal band, led the tributes to Wurzel.
Posting on the band’s website: ‘Wurzel was my friend and my brother and he’s never going to laugh with me again or bitch me out or do anything. And that truly and cosmically sucks.
‘RIP Wurz. God speed. Good man.’
Lemmy recently announced the creation of a new band, HeadCat, along with Jim Phantom and Danny B Harvey, which will ‘remind the world how rock’n’roll is supposed to sound’.
The band’s first album, Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk, is out now and HeadCat will be touring in October.
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Motorhead rocker Wurzel dies at 61
GUITAR legend Wurzel of the band Motorhead has died, it was announced last night.
Wurzel, real name Michael Burston, suffered a heart attack “while pouring a Guinness and cracking a smile”.
The 61-year-old, originally from Cheltenham, Gloucs, joined Motorhead in 1984 after playing in other bands.
He had previously served in the Army, where he got his nickname because of his West Country accent and likeness to Worzel Gummidge the scarecrow.
He played on nine studio and live albums until his departure in 1995.
And he was a favourite with fans for his jester-like antics in contrast to the sterner image of the band’s lead singer Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister.
Lemmy said last night: “Wurzel was my friend and my brother and he’s never going to laugh with me again or bitch me out or do anything.
“And that truly and cosmically sucks. RIP Wurz. God speed. Good man.”