Today (November 12) brings the sad news that Phil Taylor, former drummer of Motörhead, has died at the age of 61. ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, also a former band member, posted on his official Facebook page today:
“My dear friend and brother passed away last night.
He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character. Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!”
Taylor’s drumming bound Motörhead together as a band for fourteen years in total. He was also included in producing some of the band’s hugest hits like Bomber and the immortalized classic Ace Of Spades.
Motörhead themselves have also paid their respects via their Facebook page:
“Lil’ Philthy…he who once shouted ‘stop wincing about’ on an album…he who fueled many a young boy’s punk/metal hairstyles…he who played the drums with fury and intent…he who liked to call people ‘wazzocks’ once in a while…friend, Roman, Derbyshireman…rest in peace…with much love…”
Check out a video of the incredibly talented, influential and much loved drummer here: