E’ morto “Philthy Animal”. Se ne va a 61 anni un pezzo di storia dei Motorhead. A darne la triste notizia Fast Eddie Clarke. Inglese di Hasland aveva fatto parte della band di Lemmy dal 1975 al 1984 e dal 1987 al 1992. Nel 2014 il batterista si era riunito ai suoi ex-compagni alla National Indoor Arena di Birmingham. Tra le altre collaborazioni ricordiamo anche Waysted, The Deviants e la più recente in seno ai Capricorn.
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!
“I’m feeling very sad at the moment, in fact devastated, because one of my best friends died yesterday. I miss him already. His name was Phil Taylor, or Philthy Animal, and he was our drummer twice in our career. Now he’s died and it really pisses me off that they take somebody like him and leave George Bush alive. So muse on that… We’re still going, we’re still going strong, it’s just first Würzel [Michael Burston] and now Philthy, it’s a shame man. I think this rock ‘n’ roll business might be bad for the human life.”