Motorhead's guitarist 'Fast Eddie' Clarke has died

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2018

Fast Eddie Clarke, Lemmy's man for five Motorhead albums, died yesterday (January 10) at the age of 67.

The news of Clarke's death was revealed on the heavy metal band's official Facebook page.

He was the only surviving member of the group - which also included Lemmy and Phil Taylor.

"Just heard the sad news that fast Eddie Clarke has passed away", said guitarist Phil Campbell, who joined the band in 1984.

Band member Phil Campbell said: "Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away".

Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee - now a member of The Scorpions - said: "Oh my f***ing God, this is awful news, the last of the three amigos".

"He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock "n" roller".

Drummer Mikkey had only seen his friend recently and said he was in "great shape".

He added: "OH MY F**KING GOD, THIS IS TERRIBLE NEWS, THE LAST OF THE THREE AMIGOS". So this is a complete shock. "But I'm totally open to doing something and I'm going to do my damnedest to put something really, really great together".

Clark left Motorhead in 1982 and formed Fastway with former UFO bassist Peter Way and former Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. I was looking forward to seeing him in the United Kingdom this summer when we come around with the Scorps [Mikkey's current band, the Scorpions]. However, it was under this trio that the British group witnessed their biggest successes, with albums like Overkill and Ace of Spades, among others.

Mr. Clarke, who was born on October 5, 1950, in Twickenham, a suburb of London, played on some of Motörhead's best-selling albums, including the 1977 self-titled album, the 1979 albums "Overkill" and "Bomber", and "Ace of Spades" (1980). Phil Taylor died in November 2015 of liver failure at the age of 61, and one month later, Lemmy died from prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia.

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