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Former Motorhead Guitarist, Michael "Wurzel" Burston Reportedly Passes Away

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Although no official statement has been released at this time, it is being widely reported that former Motorhead guitarist Michael "Wurzel" Burston passed away earlier today at the age of sixty one, after suffering of ventricular fibrillation, caused by cardiomyopathy. More information will be made available as soon as this is confirmed. Burston joined the band in 1984 and performed on the following albums:

No Remorse (1984)
Orgasmatron (1986)
Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
Nö Sleep at All (1988)
The Birthday Party (1990)
1916 (1991)
March ör Die (1992)
Bastards (1993)
Sacrifice (1995)

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1. Snake_Boy writes:

Ah, sh**! I can't believe this. Very sad. This guy was a good guitarist.

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rychemn writes:

Truly sad indeed!!!!......R.I.P.......my metal brother..\M/..\M/....

N.P.......Born to Lose......Motorhead

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. shit writes:

I thought this was lemmy for a sec; RIP!

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Saw Motorhead for the first time in 86 on Orgasmatron tour. Performance left quite an impression on me. Have seen Motorhead many times since ,but the first time i remember most. Condolences to the mans family and friends. Will have to throw on Orgasmatron and knock back a few in rememberance.

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Vinny the Metal writes:

Wurzel, I'm glad I got to see you live when you were in Motorhead. May your legacy with that band always live on.

Now Playing: Motorhead - Deaf Forever

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Niva dos Santos writes:

Great brother from the better R&R on earth, rest in peace man. I'm so f...sad, this weak was really sh...!

# Jul 9, 2011 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. JerMz writes:

My condolences to Wurzels family and friends. Motorhead on my stereo ALL day tommorow! Well, that's kinda normal, anyway! R.I.P. Wurzel

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Darth Venom writes:

This sucks....bastards is one of my favorite motorhead records....the flesh may be gone but the records stand for eternity...

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. uncle toms cabin writes:

The man come down to wincanton for a few days several times a year, deaf as a post but a great fella. It was nice to know him.

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jackrum writes:

R.I.P Metal Legend

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 4:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. roguesgallery writes:

RIP!!! \m/!!!!!!!!Killed By Death!!!!!Stone Dead Forever!!!!!!Dead Men Tell No Tales!!!!

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. weasel321 writes:

WOW! RIP. Another metal legend gone.

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Gonzo writes:

Wurzel gon no more Wurzel people say he`s crazy
not now they don`t he`s a gone gone.

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. win writes:

nice to av seen ya @download 08 i think it was??
rip wurzel

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. duncan hills writes:

motorhead dedicated their performance at sonisphere this evening to him. as myself and others cheered "wurzel" at the stage, lemmy, phil and mikkey raised their glasses. it was touching.

RIP.

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. mr d writes:

rip wurzel

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. OlafBerzerker writes:

rip brother, Orgasmatron

# Jul 10, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. The_Avant_Garde writes:

Why do the metalheads keep passing away? More sad, sad news.

Motorhead are one of those bands that never impressed me on CD, but as soon as I seen them live I was hooked and never looked back.

# Jul 11, 2011 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ygjyu writes:

R.I.P Wurzel, pure brilliance has left us.

# Jul 11, 2011 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Motorhead For Life writes:

So glad i got to see him perform on the Rock and Roll tour in Edinburgh 87. My favourite Motorhead guitarist,hands down. R.I.P. mate.

# Jul 11, 2011 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

RIP Wurz...

# Jul 11, 2011 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ZMA writes:

They just keep falling. RIP.

# Jul 11, 2011 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. metalfan653 writes:

RIP.

# Jul 12, 2011 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Madreaper writes:

Raise a Pint. We will miss you Wurzel R.I.P.

# Jul 17, 2011 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. weresanctuary writes:

What the S**t???!!!!!??? Metal has had a hard 2-3 years with all of our legends and greats seeming to pass away. I don't know how much more I can take... Can the Universe or any Gods or Goddesses or whatever, please take mercy on us? How about focusing on musicians who won't be missed? Country has lots of those!

# Jul 21, 2011 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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