Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Eddie Clarke Dies at 67
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On January 10th MOTÖRHEAD and Fastway Guitarist Eddie Clarke passed away from a battle with pneumonia at the age of 67. Clarke was the guitarist for MOTÖRHEAD from from 1976 to 1982 making him one out of three original members of the group.

The bands drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, passed away in November 2015 of liver failure and frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister succumbed to cancer the following month. All three of the members can be heard together on Motorhead's first five releases.

MOTÖRHEAD has issued the following statement: "We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight... Edward Allan Clarke — or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke — passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his [Facebook] page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. Fast Eddie... keep roaring, rockin' and rollin' up there as goddamit man, your Motörfamily would expect nothing less!!!"

Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD's guitarist from 84-2015) had previously announced their would be MOTÖRHEAD tribute concerts happening later this year.. RIP Eddie Clarke.

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