DAT Favs – R.I.P. Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor – Motörhead

“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.”

Motörhead was a huge influence on me as both a musician and writer. The band set the stage for the heavy metal movement and Taylor’s style of drumming has influenced every thrash and metal band since. R.I.P., Philthy Animal.

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