4

Ex-Motörhead Guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston Dead at 61

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

According to a post made on Lemmy's bass tech Tim Butcher's Facebook, ex-Motörhead güitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston has passed away, apparently of heart disease. He was 61 years old and played with the band for nine albums, between 1984 and 1995, holding the position of co-guitarist with current axman Phil Campbell for his tenure in the band. Campbell remains the only guitarist, as Würzel was never replaced. 


Known for a blazing solo style, Würzel's tag team with Campbell was a force to be reckoned with and was one of the longest-standing lineups in Motörhead's less-than-stable history. There has been no official statement from Motörhead


Here's an interview with the man from 1986 and the perfect music video for "Killed by Death."



Follow County Grind on Facebook and Twitter: @CountyGrind.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.