Ex-Motörhead drummer Phil “Philty Animal” Taylor died on Nov 11 (age 61) after struggling with illness. Former guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke commented: “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!”