Motörhead - Guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke Dies

More metal legends are leaving us. Legendary guitarist Fast Eddie, real name Edward Allan Clarke, has died, two years after Lemmy passed. He played in Motörhead between 1976-1982 and also Fastway. Fast Eddie was part of the band's classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver failure. The guitarist died at 67 years old in the hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.

The band's Facebook page confirmed: "We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight...Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia..."

"Fast Eddie...keep roaring, rocking' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your motörfamily would expect nothing less! Rip fast eddie clarke 5th october 1950 - 10th january 2018."

Phil campbell said: "Just heard the sad news that fast Eddie Clark has passed away. Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. Rip Eddie."

Mikkey Dee said: "Oh my fucking god, this is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. So this is a complete shock. Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the UK this summer when we around with the Scorps…now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully i'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones."

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In other news, Phil Campbell has confirmed that there are plans for the surviving members of Motörhead to perform several concerts with as-yet-undisclosed special guests as a tribute to the band's late leader Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. "It's on the cards, but it's just gonna be a few select shows," the guitarist told "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". "We're not gonna be touring with it. We're gonna get these people involved and [we have to be mindful of] their schedules as well. We'll just do some special shows worldwide, which will be good — a tribute to Lem and to the band maybe, yeah. But it wouldn't be an ongoing thing; everyone's too busy. But [we want to] do something special. We're still trying to work on that now."

Band profile: Motörhead
Posted: 11.01.2018 by Bad English


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11.01.2018 - 16:52
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As Paw!! said in the shoutbox, now all of the "official" Motorhead members are dead.
11.01.2018 - 17:29
Black Knight
They can finally jam together. Rest in peace Eddie!
11.01.2018 - 17:38
Ocean Sage
All of Motörhead's classic lineup members from Ace of Spades are dead.
This is sad. I'm going to crank Motörhead in their honor!
11.01.2018 - 18:51
Sangre Sani
That's fucking sad.
12.01.2018 - 02:16
That's them, then. Cheers lads.
12.01.2018 - 02:51
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
12.01.2018 - 04:45
Lord Lanrac
Damn, the entire classic line up, gone. I don't listen to very much Motörhead apart from the classic line up to be honest, to me, that was the real, definitive Motörhead.

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12.01.2018 - 13:33
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