Larry Wallis, the original Motörhead guitarist has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed on the band’s website, as well as their Facebook, stating “Thank you for your contribution, rest in peace Larry.” No cause of death has been revealed at this time.
Wallis played on Motörhead’s album On Parole, “which was shelved for four years until the band grabbed success with the charts and a rabid following.” While the group recorded the album in 1975, it ended up being their overall fourth album.
Wallis left Motörhead in 1976. However, he was credited as the co-writer on “Vibrator.” After Wallis’ time with Motörhead, the English rocker continued to have a successful career. He was a record producer for the punk/ new wave label, Stiff Records, and has performed in the English rock band, The Pink Fairies. During the course of his career, he joined bands such as The Deviants and UFO. Wallis has also recorded one solo album, 2001’s Death in the Guitarfternoon.
Our thoughts go out to Wallis’ friends and family during this difficult time.