Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Speaks On Deceased Guitarist Wurzel
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In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee shared his thoughts on former band mate Michael "Wurzel" Burston, who sadly passed away on Saturday. An excerpt from the interview reads:
"He wrote damn good Motörhead riffs. I remember that I missed that when he was not there. I missed the simple classic Motörhead riffs. They were never written after that. They left with him. He was wonderful, he was really funny. There was a lot of rock and roll in the old man."
A statement from the group's management released on behalf of Motorhead read:
“It was actually Lemmy who gave Wurzel his name in the back of a taxi as he thought he looked like the TV character Worzel Gummidge because of his wild hair.”
The spokesperson went on to explain Wurzel’s wife had told me them he had been unwell for some time with heart trouble which left him struggling to climb the stairs at home.
As a tribute to their fallen friend, who they described as one of the nicest men, the band requested Rock Radio play ‘Killed By Death’ tonight as it was a track co-written by Lemmy and Wurzel during a taxi journey from the flat they were sharing at the time and the Brittania Studios.
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