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"Fast" Eddie Clarke R.I.P.

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Topic: "Fast" Eddie Clarke R.I.P.
Posted By: Bosh66
Subject: "Fast" Eddie Clarke R.I.P.
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 9:41am
From the BBC's website:

Motorhead guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke dies at 67

MotorheadImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionClarke (right) with Lemmy and Phil Taylor

Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of Motorhead's classic line-up, has died at the age of 67." rel="nofollow - The band's Facebook page  announced that the guitarist died in hospital after being admitted with pneumonia.

Clarke, whose nickname was Fast Eddie, played with Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor in the heavy metal band between 1976-82.

He played on the first six Motorhead albums, later going on to form Fastway with UFO bassist Peter Way.

The social media statement also contained tributes from later band members including guitarist Phil Campbell.

He said: "Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. He will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock and roller, RIP Eddie."

The band's ex-drummer Mikkey Dee added: "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. I was looking forward to seeing him in the UK this summer.

"Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again and if you listen carefully I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!"

Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 9:49am

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Without music, life would be a mistake.

Posted By: 666sharon666
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 11:04am

Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 11:38am
Ah :(  RIP
Motorhead and Fastway were great


Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 12:11pm
That is sad news. RIP Eddie.

Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 12:17pm
R.I.P., he was a great guitarist.

Maybe I'll spin Fastway's debut today.

Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 2:24pm
Hell just got a bit noisier. Been listening to Ace of Spades this morning. 

Posted By: Warthur
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 3:14am
The classic lineup back together at last. Shocking how they all went within two and a bit years of each other.

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