Posted by themusicsover on July 9, 2011
Wurzel (Born Michael Burston)
October 23, 1949 – July 9, 2011
Known professionally as Wurzel, Michael Burston is best remembered as the guitarist for iconic heavy metal band, Motorhead from 1984 to 1995. Prior to successfully auditioning for Lemmy and the band in 1984, Burston was virtually unknown, having played in just a handful of local bands and serving in the English Army just prior. During his tenure with Motorhead, he played on Orgasmatron, Bastards, and Sacrifice, and a live album or two, to name a few. He left the group in 1995, but reunited with them for a few live gigs since. In recent years, Burston released a couple of solo albums and was recording music for his new band, Leader Of Down just prior to is death. Michael “Wurzel” Burston was 61 when he passed away on July 9, 2011. Cause of death was attributed to cardiomyopathy.
Thanks to Ed Maxin and Bruce Kilgour for the assist.
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