News just in over the interweb that former, and original Motorhead drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor died yesterday, November 11th 2015.
Former band mate, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke, let it be known via Twitter that “my dear friend and brother passed away last night. He had been ill for some time, but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes.” Taylor was 61
Taylor was the drummer on Motorheads debut record; On Parole , and a further 10 records including; Bomber and Ace of Spades.
During Motorheads set at Download Festival, Castle Donington, England, in 2013, a very frail looking Taylor made an appearance, arm in arm with former band mate, and Motorhead frontman/bassist/founder Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was greeted with clapping, cheering and roars of appreciation. Very obviously still a fan favorite.
Another former band mate Micheal “Wurzel” Burston also died at age 61, on July 11th 2011.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy, despite his forever ailing health, seems to be invincible and will likely live forever.
KG Headbangerwoman Nov 12 2015
After many, many years without drink and drugs, it seems that addiction once again grabbed Ozzy Osbourne by the balls and dragged him screaming and laughing hysterically to the pub, by his short and curlies.
Osbourne (Born John, in Aston, England) yesterday made a public apology to his wife of 30 plus years, Sharon, his family friends and his band, Black Sabbath, who made an appearance at Doningtons 10th Anniversary Download Festival in Leicestershire, England, last June.
Osbourne admitted he had been “an ass”, for the past year an a half, but followed that by telling press that he had been clean again for 44 days. Rumors were spread after Mr and Mrs Osbourne were noticed to have been living separately and were said to be divorcing. The Prince Of Darkness cleared this up, by saying that they were living apart because he was “trying to be a better person.”
Osbournes son Jack, diagnosed with MS last year, younger daughter Kelly and wife Sharon have all been treated for addiction.
Can we hope this is Osbournes last ride on the Crazy Train?
Black Sabbath are due to release a new record shortly…..
Karen Graham April 16 2013
SLIPKNOT had been announced as third headliner for the 2013 Download Festival, at Castle Donington in England.
So far NO announcement has been officially made regarding an appearance by Seattle band Pearl Jam.
You can rest assured that Headbangerwoman will release details if any are made public. ;)~
First out of the gates for the 2013 Download festival HEADLINER spot at Castle Donington in England (June 14-16) are Iron Maiden .
DONINGTON or BUST
A second HEAD-LINER will be announced tomorrow
Live at the Maiden England tour 2012 in Edmonton Alberta
Photograph by Karen Graham
Iron Maiden just completed a world tour and were on fire live. 2013 sees them celebrate 25 years since the first appearance as a HEAD-LINING band at Castle Doningtons infamous Monsters Of Rock show.
Bring it Bruce……..