The former guitarist of Motörhead, ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67.
The guitarist passed away peacefully in hospital after suffering from pneumonia. The news was confirmed on Motörhead’s Facebook page.
Drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal Taylor’ introduced Clarke to Lemmy during the 70s. He officially joined the band in 1976 and was featured on records Motörhead, Overkill, Bomber, Ace Of Spades and Iron Fist. He was the last surviving member of Motörhead’s original line up.
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 COME 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.”
Phil Campbell has also revealed he’s organising a couple of Lemmy Tribute gigs. When asked on the Mitch Lafon show, Campbell said, “We’re trying to get these people involved. We’ll just do some special shows worldwide, which would 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 could do something special. We’re still trying to work on that now.”
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