Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dies At 67
Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke has died following a battle with pneumonia. He was 67.
MOTORHEAD GUITARIST “FAST” EDDIE CLARKE DIES AT 67
A post on the band’s Facebook page confirmed the death on Thursday. Clarke was the last surviving member of Motorhead’s so-called classic lineup, which included frontman Lemmy Kilmister and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, who died a month apart from each other in 2015.
Guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee are the final lineup of the band, and they shared a message on Facebook about Clarke’s passing. “Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clark has passed away,” Campbell wrote. “Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n’ roller. RIP Eddie.”
“Oh my f–king God, this is terrible news, the last of the three amigos,” Dee added. “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. 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.”
Clarke performed on Motorhead’s first five albums, from their 1977 debut album to 1982’s Iron Fist. After leaving the group, Clarke formed his own band called Fastway with the bassist from UFO, Pete Way. He also released a number of solo albums. His 1994 solo work It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over featured a reunion song with Kilmister, who provided vocals on “Laugh at the Devil.” The duo once again reunited in 2014 to play Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades” at a show in England.