Original Motörhead Guitarist Larry Wallis Has Died At The Age Of 70
Motörhead’s original guitarist Larry Wallis has died at the age of 70.
A post on the English rock’n’roll legends’ website confirms Larry’s passing, although they have also stated that no cause of death has been revealed at the time of writing.
The guitarist performed on their On Parole record, “which was shelved for four years until the band grabbed success with the charts and a rabid following,” according to Motörhead.
“Although recorded in 1975, the LP became the fourth album released,” the website reads. “Despite leaving the group in 1976, Wallis is cited as co-writer on Vibrator, one of the album’s stand up tracks.”
Following his stint in Motörhead, Larry then went on to become a record producer at Stiff Records, as well as recording his own single Police Car/On Parole.
Everyone at Kerrang! would like to send their love and sympathies to Larry’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at this sad time.
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