RIP "Fast" Eddie Clarke
More sad news reaches us as it has been announced that former Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67 and was confirmed on Motorhead's Facebook page.
Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.
Clarke joined Motörhead in 1976 after he was introduced to Lemmy by drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor and he went on to play on the debut, self-titled album Motörhead (1977), Overkill (1979), Bomber (1979), Ace Of Spades (1980) and Iron Fist (1982).
Clarke left Motörhead during the US leg of the Iron Fist tour and went on to form Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Pete Way, releasing their debut alum in 1983 and culminating in the 2011 release Dog Eat Dog.
RIP "Fast" Eddie Clarke, 5th October 1950 - 10th January 2018.