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RIP Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor of Motörhead

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, who played drums in the heavy metal band Motörhead from 1975 to 1984 and from 1987 to 1992, alongside guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke and frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, died Nov. 11. He was 61. He had been ill for some time and his death had been reported so many times previously that the bandmates joked about it.
His drumming can be heard in “Ace of Spades,” which was featured in the movie in episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE.
The Daily Mail has a remembrance.

10 Replies to “RIP Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor of Motörhead”

  1. DJF says:

    Yikes!!! I was just listening to that album today too. So sorry to hear this as he was one of those drummers that really brought the speed (as in beats) and excitement to heavy metal which paved the way for so many bands to follow. Thanks for the memories Philthy.


  2. [the Original] Stan McSerr, Destroyer of Worlds says:

    Rimmer: Why don’t you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn or Motorhead?
    My favorite Motorhead reference ever.


  3. JCC says:


    First saw them on The Young Ones. They didn’t change my life or anything like that but I enjoy their music to this day!


  4. Into The Void says:

    Aww, god speed, brother (“philthy”) Phil.

    I, too, am a metal drummer, and was onto Motorhead, and other NWOBHM bands back as a kid in the late ’70s. Motorhead, Sabbath, Cream and Blue Cheer tunes were some of the first my friends and I blazed out back in our garage/basement days. Phil wasn’t the most spectacular drummer then, no, but Motorhead was always 100% pure middle finger raised, drug-guzzling, anti-establishment, anti-authoritarian defiance, ha

    …and the beat goes on


  5. Shrike says:

    The rock world lost a true character. RIP Phil.


  6. Cornjob says:

    From what I hear Lemmy is pretty much out of commission these days with his health failing. Twilight of the Gods indeed.


  7. radioman970 says:

    Was just talking about Lemmy on the air the other day. He presented an award to somebody… can’t even remember. And get off my lawn… :(


  8. JCC says:

    “The Bomber”…love that song!


  9. Cornjob says:

    Can’t escape the Iron Fist!


  10. bootblacking says:

    I think the song was also in “Soultaker”.


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