Very sad news being reported across the rock world (and wider) today that Motorhead original guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clark passed away last night at the age of 67. Eddie had been suffering from pneumonia. Born Edward Allan Clarke, Eddie formed the original “classic” Motorhead lineup with Lemmy Kilmister and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor who both passed away in 2015.
Tributes have been pouring in across the world of rock and metal, with longtime Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee posted the following reaction on social media:
“OH MY F****** 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, one of Eddie’s successors in Motorhead, said he was in shock at the death of “the true rock and roller”.
Everyone at Rock Sins joins the rest of the rock and metal world in sending our condolences to Eddie’s friends and family. Play some Motorhead, and play it loud in honour of Eddie, Lemmy and Phil.