Phil Taylor, the former drummer for Motörhead, has passed away at the age of 61. So far, no cause of death has been disclosed. As one of the founding members of the band, he understandably had a major influence on metal drumming; in particular, he probably played a major role in popularizing the use of double bass drumming in some of the more extreme subgenres. On the other hand, the variety in Motörhead’s early material also speaks volumes on his ability to perform in some substyles beyond just proto-speed metal. Beyond his especially famous performance on Ace of Spades, Taylor also performed on every one of Motörhead’s studio albums until 1916, with the exception of Orgasmatron.
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4 thoughts on ““Philthy Animal” Taylor passes away at 61”
Black Sabbath then Motorhead then everyone else
Judas Priest was playing metal while Motorhead were still a punk rock band.
Motorhead’s influence on all subsequent metal cannot be denied, but they kind of suck.
Rest in Peace.
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