Lemmy Leads Tributes To Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor



Lemmy has posted his tributes to the late Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor along with fellow musicians. 

Following on from the news yesterday that the former Motörhead drummer, Phil Taylor, sadly passed away, it has left the metal world grieving at the loss. His former band-mate and long time friend Lemmy has lead the tributes today by posting this statement:

Hello, this is Lemmy from 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 Filthy 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 and now Filthy, it’s a shame man. I think this rock n roll business might be bad for the human life. Oh well.

This has also lead to many other musicians from all over the rock world posting their tributes to the iconic drummer. Read all the tributes below and while you’re at it leave yours in the comments section below.

Ozzy Osbourne:

“Just heard about Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor’s passing. It’s a terrible terrible loss. He was a great friend – great drummer – a great guy and he will be dearly missed. Today is a very sad day for me. Rest in peace – and he still owes me 500 bucks from that time in Vegas.”

Mike Inez, Alice In Chains:

Philthy’s death brings back a lot of memories that I forgot I had. From my first World tour in Ozzy’s band with Motörhead opening. I always felt that when those guys walked into a building it was like conquering super heroes coming home. And by ‘home’, I mean the road because that is where Motörhead lives. It’s profound. And I am forever grateful for their example. Philthy was a force of nature on a lot of levels. We all got to glimpse inside it through the portal of his drumming. He transferred that force through his drum kit and his life’s work mattered. It is important. It still matters… I expect people will say ‘Rest In Peace’, but that doesn’t seem right to me. Not in the slightest bit… He’s somewhere, right now, holding court and kicking over fucking tables… Force of nature.”

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth:

I just found out about this yesterday. I think I like a lot of people were expecting to hear some news from the Motorhead camp at some point about somebody passing away. But I was very much surprised that it was Phil, and that’s said with no disrespect whatsoever. It’s just that with the health issues that have been going on with Mr. [Lemmy] Kilmister, you know, I expected the news to go maybe in that direction, which would be awful because I love him dearly.  So it was a complete surprise. I guess they don’t yet know what it was he died from, although I do know [former Motorhead guitarist Fast] Eddie said something to the effect that he’d been sick for a while. I had no idea. But that line-up of Motorhead is the definitive line-up for me, and for a lot of people. It’s no disrespect to the current line-up, it’s just that the other line up was my era. I remember James [Hetfield] and I would listen to Motorhead tapes riding up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Some of the tapes would be amazing and some would be, you know, not so good. But they all had that attitude and that power, they were all longhaired punk. And Phil was a big part of that. Of course I’m sorry to hear that he’s gone.”




  Jesse Leach, Killswitch Engage:    


Jamey Jasta, Hatebreed:

Mike Portnoy:  


  Scott Ian, Anthrax:  


Damn it. RIP Phil. @officialmotorhead forever.


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