RIP Michael Burston

Wurzel

Wurzel

The former Motorhead guitarist Michael “Würzel” Burston passed away on july 9th 2011, from ventricular fibrillation. Burston joined the legendary metal bend in 1984, and performed with them 11 years. He also played in Bastard and Warfare. He started a bend called Leader of Down, and their debut album was suppose to be released in 2010, but it never did. His discography in Motorhead includes the following albums: No Remorse, Orgasmatron, Rock `n Roll, No Sleep at All, The Birthday Party and 1916. The members of Motorhead announced this touching note:
“We are greatly saddened to confirm that our long-time friend and comrade Würzel died Saturday at his home. Würz was pouring a Guinness and cracking a joke when he succumbed to a heart attack; at least we know he went with a smile. It is a cliche to say that words cannot describe how we feel, and in this case, other than ones such as ‘shit’ and ‘awful’ and ‘very very sad’ it is true, they really can’t. We all shared many many great times together, and what he did for Motörhead is quite simply indelible. As our good friend Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule said, ‘RIP dear Würzel, a rocker and a gentleman.”

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