The classic “Ace of Spades” lineup of MOTORHEAD is officially gone. Guitarist FAST EDDIE CLARKE died Wednesday at the age of 67, after checking into a hospital with pneumonia.
Clarke jammed with LEMMY and drummer PHIL “PHILTHY ANIMAL” TAYLOR from 1976 through 1982, when Eddie was let go over disagreements with his bandmates. He went on to form FASTWAY, but remained friends with them.
Lemmy and Philthy both died in 2015. Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL and drummer MIKKEY DEE from Motorhead’s final lineup offered their condolences on the band’s Facebook page.
We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight…Edward Allan Clarke – or as we all…