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Real/full name:
Michael Burston
61 (born Oct 23rd, 1949)
Jul 9th, 2011
Died of:
Heart failure
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Cheltenham, South West England)


Michael Burston, commonly known by the stage name Würzel, was an English musician and formerly a guitarist in the British heavy metal band, Motörhead.


The first deceased member of Motörhead, predating Philthy Animal and Lemmy's deaths by four years. Wurzel's last band, Leader of Down, now continue without him.

Also guested with:
- Splodgenessabounds
- Fairport Convention
- Atomgods
- Disgust (Gbr)

Leader of Down



Guitars (1983-1995)

1984 Killed by Death / Under the Knife (Single) Guitars
1984 No Remorse (Compilation) Guitars (on "Snaggletooth", "Steal Your Face", "Locomotive", "Killed by Death")
1986 Deaf Forever (Single) Guitars
1986 The Birthday Party (Video) Guitars
1986 Orgasmatron Guitars
1987 Eat the Rich (Single) Guitars
1987 Rock 'n' Roll / Cradle to the Grave (Single) Guitars
1987 The Collection (Compilation) Guitars
1987 Rock 'n' Roll Guitars
1988 Live in Athens (Single) Guitars
1988 Nö Sleep at All (Live album) Guitars
1990 The Birthday Party (Live album) Guitars
1990 The One to Sing the Blues (Single) Guitars
1991 The One to Sing the Blues ("No Sleep 'til Spain" Tour, 1991) (Single) Guitars
1991 Everything Louder than Everything Else (Video) Guitars
1991 Operation Rock & Roll (Split video) Guitars
1991 1916 Guitars
1991 The Better Late than Never Fan Club Flexi (Single) Interview
1992 Hellraiser (Single) Guitars
1992 March ör Die Guitars
1992 '92 Tour EP (EP) Guitars
1992 The Singles Collection: The Bronze Years 1978-1984 (Compilation) Guitars (on 16-19)
1993 Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me (Single) Guitars
1993 The Best of Motörhead (Compilation) Guitars
1993 Bastards Guitars (lead, rhythm)
1994 Born to Raise Hell (Single) Guitars
1994 The Best Of - II (Compilation) Guitars
1994 Live at Brixton (Live album) Guitars
1995 Sacrifice Guitars
2000 The Best Of (Compilation) Guitars
2005 BBC Live & In-Session (Live album) Guitars (tracks 6-9, CD 2)
2010 Icon (Compilation) Guitars
2010 You'll Get Yours - The Best of Motörhead (Compilation) Guitars
2010 Aces Up My Sleeve - The Collection (Compilation) Guitars
2021 Everything Louder Forever (Compilation) Guitars
2021 Hellraiser (Split) Guitars (as "Michael "Würzel" Burston")
2022 The Löst Tapes Vol. 4 (Live in Heilbronn 1984) (Live album) Guitars
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As Michael "Würzel" Burston:
Guitars (1995)

1996 Warhead Guitars


Vocals, Guitars

1987 Bess (EP) Vocals, Guitars
1996 Chill-Out or Die (The Ambient Album) All instruments


1997 The End of the Line Guitars (on track 2)

Ozzy Osbourne

2005 Prince of Darkness (Compilation) Guitars (disc 3, track 10)


1985 Metal Anarchy Guitars (track 9), Vocals (backing)
2021 The Songbook of Filth (Compilation) Guitars (Disc 1; track 12) (as "Wurzel")
2023 The Lemmy Sessions (Compilation) Guitars (track 4)


1987 Bess (EP) Producer
1996 Chill-Out or Die (The Ambient Album) Producer
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