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Fastway

Formed: 1983
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Fastway News

Below is our complete Fastway news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Breaking News

Ex-Motörhead Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke Dead

Former Motörhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67, it has been confirmed via Motörhead'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 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!

“RIP Fast Eddie Clarke – 5th October 1950 - 10th January 2018.”

Clarke was introduced to Lemmy by drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in the mid-70s and he joined Motörhead soon afterwards in 1976. He played on Motörhead’s self-titled 1977 debut album and also on 1979’s Overkill and Bomber, 1980’s Ace Of Spades and 1982’s Iron Fist.

Clarke left Motörhead while on tour in the US with the group following the release of Iron Fist. The guitarist reportedly was unhappy with how that effort turned out, and went on to form Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Pete Way.

Fastway released their self-titled debut album in 1983, and went on to release a further six studio releases - including the 2011 comeback album Dog Eat Dog.

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Sunday Old School: Fastway

One of the great things about the internet is that younger headbangers can find all sorts of bands so much easier than they could twenty years. Where once fans may have wondered what happened to certain members of bands, they are now able to find their subsequent or side projects with much greater ease. One such band who achieved success in their time but for a while were swept away featured a very important member of the classic lineup of one of metal’s most important bands, Motorhead, whose guitarist Eddie Clarke would leave for a new group, Fastway.

Fastway was formed in 1983 when "Fast" Eddie Clarke became disillusioned with Motorhead and teamed up with UFO bass player, Pete Way, who had also become disgruntled with his band. They recruited former Humble Pie drummer, Jerry Shirley and Irish singer Dave King. Despite Way being a founding member and half of the group’s namesake, he decided to leave the project early on because he was unable to escape his record deal with Chrysalis Records and instead opted to join Ozzy Osbourne’s band, later forming a new group, Waysted. More...

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Fastway Announce New LP

Hard rockers Fastway will release "Eat Dog Eat" on November 11, 2011 through Steamhammer/SPV Records. This marks the first Fastway album since the 1990 release "Bad Bad Girls." Ex-Little Angels vocalist Tony Jepson will be featured on the LP.

The track listing for "Eat Dog Eat" is as follows:

1. Deliver Me
2. Fade Out
3. Leave The Light On
4. Loving Fool
5. Dead And Gone
6. Sick As A Dog
7. Freedom Song
8. Do You Believe
9. Love I Need 10 On And On

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