Longtime Motorhead Drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor Dies at 61

Longtime Motorhead Drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor Dies at 61

Drummer Phil Taylor, a key  member of Motörhead during some of the band’s most important eras (1975-1984 and 1987-1992) has died at the age of 61, it was confirmed by former Motörhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clark on Wednesday:

Taylor, also known as ‘Philthy Animal’ due to his personality and temperament behind the kit, was a major figure for much of the band’s now-classic material, including the album Ace of Spades.

On Thursday, the band posted a remembrance of Taylor on its official Facebook page:

Rest in peace.

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