Michael Burston

Real Name:
Michael "Würzel" Burston
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Born October 23, 1949.
Died July 9th, 2011
61 years old

Würzel joined Motörhead in 1984 and played with the band for eleven years, appearing on six studio albums plus live albums, videos and compilations. Prior to being in Motörhead he was also in the bands Bastard and Warfare. Burston also served in the British Army, earning the nickname Worzel due to his resemblance to the English fictional character Worzel Gummidge. Lemmy reportedly insisted he add the umlaut because it was more “metal.”

After leaving Motörhead, Würzel appeared on albums by several other punk and metal bands, including Splodgenessabounds, WVKEAF and Disgust. He also released an experimental ambient album called “Chill Out or Die” in 1998. More recently, Würzel had started a new band, Leader of Down, who had announced that their debut would be released in 2010, but it never came out.

In 2009, Würzel made an appearance with Motörhead at the Hammersmith Apollo, where they performed their classic song “Ace of Spades.”
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Vocals

Michael Burston - Live At Brixton album art Motörhead Motörhead - Live At Brixton (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
SMRCD068 Michael Burston - Nö Sleep At All album art Motörhead Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Sanctuary Midline SMRCD068 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SMEDD330 Michael Burston - Rock 'N' Roll album art Motörhead Motörhead - Rock 'N' Roll(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Sanctuary Midline SMEDD330 UK 2006 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Michael Burston - Live At Brixton album art Motörhead Motörhead - Live At Brixton (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
SMRCD068 Michael Burston - Nö Sleep At All album art Motörhead Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Sanctuary Midline SMRCD068 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SMEDD330 Michael Burston - Rock 'N' Roll album art Motörhead Motörhead - Rock 'N' Roll(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) Sanctuary Midline SMEDD330 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Orgasmatron album art Motörhead Motörhead - Orgasmatron (Album, Comp) GWR Records Japan 1986 Sell This Version
MH01 Michael Burston - Frolundaborg, Gothenburg, Sweden 1985-08-03 album art Motörhead Motörhead - Frolundaborg, Gothenburg, Sweden 1985-08-03(DVDr, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Pennemunde Records MH01 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Michael Burston - Killed By Death album art Motörhead Motörhead - Killed By Death (Single) Bronze, Bronze UK 1984 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - No Remorse album art Motörhead Motörhead - No Remorse (Comp) Bronze, Bronze US 1984 Sell This Version
CC-0021/1 CC-0021/2 Michael Burston - Metal Madness album art Various Killed By Death (as Burston) Various - Metal Madness(2xLP, Album, Comp, Gat) Concept Records (6) CC-0021/1 CC-0021/2 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Hell Has Broken Loose - Heavy Metal '85 album art Various Killed By Death (as Burston) Various - Hell Has Broken Loose - Heavy Metal '85 (Comp) Bronze Greece 1985 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Phenomena (Original Soundtrack) album art Various Locomotive (as Burstow) Various - Phenomena (Original Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Cinevox Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Hear 'n Aid (An All-Star Album For Famine Relief) album art Hear 'n Aid* On The Road (Live) (as Burston) Hear 'n Aid* - Hear 'n Aid (An All-Star Album For Famine Relief) (Comp) Mercury Finland 1986 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Orgasmatron album art Motörhead Motörhead - Orgasmatron (Album, Comp) GWR Records Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Deaf Forever album art Motörhead Motörhead - Deaf Forever (Single, Maxi) GWR Records France 1986 Sell This Version
CCSCD 100 Michael Burston - The Collection album art Motörhead Snaggletooth and 3 more… Motörhead - The Collection(CD, Comp) Castle Communications CCSCD 100 US 1987 Sell This Version
01 0254 22 Michael Burston - Rock The Night album art Various Doctor Rock (as Burston) Various - Rock The Night(2xLP, Comp) Arcade 01 0254 22 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Eat The Rich album art Motörhead Motörhead - Eat The Rich (Single) GWR Records, Victoria Spain 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Eat The Rich: Original Motion Picture Score album art Various Bess (as M. Burston) Various - Eat The Rich: Original Motion Picture Score (Comp, Album) Filmtrax UK 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Rock 'N' Roll album art Motörhead Motörhead - Rock 'N' Roll (Album, Comp) GWR Records, Disc'Az France 1987 Sell This Version
RR 5473 Michael Burston - Rock 'N' Roll album art Motörhead Motörhead - Rock 'N' Roll(7", Single) Roadrunner Records RR 5473 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - Nö Sleep At All album art Motörhead Motörhead - Nö Sleep At All (Album, Comp) GWR Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Michael Burston - The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Various Cradle To The Grave (as Burston) Various - The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) Capitol Records Japan 1988 Sell This Version
COM 20736 Michael Burston - Metal Shock album art Various Cradle To The Grave (as Burston) Various - Metal Shock(LP, Comp) CGD COM 20736 Italy 1988 Sell This Version