Sunday, November 15, 2015

Motörhead - Iron Fist

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Iron Fist" is a song by the heavy metal band MOTÖRHEAD. It was released as a single in 1982, in 7" pressings in blue, black and translucent red vinyl.

The title track on the single is covered with (B-side's) "Remember Me, I'm Gone", which appears on CD re-issues of the Iron Fist album. In Spain, the title track was put on the B-side of "Go to Hell" and was issued with a picture sleeve of the band dressed as warriors in skull masks.

This is the last single featuring the classic MOTÖRHEAD line-up of Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, as Clarke left following the recording of the Stand By Your Man EP.

Phil Taylor died on 11 November 2015 at the age of 61 after an illness Later it was revealed that liver failure was cited as the cause of death.

Phil Taylor (21 September 1954 – 11 November 2015), better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor was an English rock drummer in the British heavy metal band Motörhead from 1975–1984 and 1987–1992 recording ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. The classic mark IV Motörhead line-up consisted of Lemmy, Taylor, and Fast Eddie Clarke. 

"Fast" Eddie Clarke said of his former bandmate via Facebook:

"My dear friend and brother passed away last night. He had been ill for sometime but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes. I have known Phil since he was 21 and he was one hell of a character. Fortunately we made some fantastic music together and I have many many fond memories of our time together. Rest in Peace, Phil!"

Lemmy told Classic Rock magazine that he's "devastated" to have lost one of his best friends as he also remembered former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston, who died in 2011.

"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. We're still going, we're still going strong, it's just first Wurzel and now Filthy, it's a shame man. I think this rock'n'roll business might be bad for the human life"

Motörhead (/ˈmoʊtərhɛd/) are an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to, or one of the earliest members of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Despite this, Lemmy has always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll".

Today's tune "Iron Fist" is for  Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, R.I.P. man!

Motorhead Ace Of Spades Birmingham 2014. Taylor reunited with Kilmister and Clarke on 6 November 2014 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England on stage for MOTÖRHEAD's classic "Ace of Spades" only to come on to wave to the crowd and leave.

Upcoming Tour dates:

Nov 15 The Zenith Paris, France
Nov 17 Mitsubishi Electric Halle Düsseldorf, Germany
Nov 18 Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken, Germany
Nov 20 Zenith, die Kulturhalle München, Germany
Nov 21 Zenith, die Kulturhalle München, Germany
Nov 24 Jahrhunderhalle Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 25 Arena Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Germany
Nov 27 Max Schmeling Halle Berlin, Germany
Nov 28 Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany
Nov 30 ACC Aarhus, Denmark
Dec 01 Scandinavium Goteborg, Sweden
Dec 03 Oslo Spektrum Oslo, Norway
Dec 04 Hovet Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 06 Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland

More info @

Official Motörhead Web

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