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Legendary UFO Bassist PETE WAY Dead At 69

Discussion in 'Music News' started by That 70s Guy, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. That 70s Guy

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    Iconic bass player Pete Way, founder of UFO, WAYSTED and, more recently, THE PETE WAY BAND, has died at the age of 69. He sustained life-threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11.35 a.m. BST today. His wife, Jenny, was at his side.

    Way was a much loved and highly regarded figure among rock fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. Best known for his work with UFO, Pete's energetic live performances were at the heart of the band’s countless world tours. His melodic bass lines underpinned the catalogue of enduring rock classics upon which UFO's reputation and legacy were founded. Pete's post-UFO work included collaborating with "Fast" Eddie Clarke from MOTÖRHEAD — the two putting together FASTWAY with HUMBLE PIE drummer Jerry Shirley and bassist for his longtime friend Ozzy Osbourne. He then put together his own band WAYSTED. Pete's keen ear for song arrangements have also seen him serve as producer for popular hard rock acts such as TWISTED SISTER and the COCKNEY REJECTS.

    Pete had recently finished a solo album, "Walking On The Edge", with producer Mike Clink (GUNS N' ROSES' "Appetite For Destruction", among many more). He had a biography published, "A Fast Ride Out Of Here", in 2017 and an album, "Amphetamine", which is currently out on Cargo Records.

    Pete is survived by two daughters, Zowie and Charlotte and his younger brother, Neill.
     
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    This is dreadful..Pete and Phil were the very bones of UFO....and by todays standards a young man.
    A suitable loud song in your honour will be played. RIP.
     
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    Damn. A shit couple of years for UFO guys.

    Paul Raymond 2019
    Larry Wallis 2019
    Paul Chapman 2020
    Pete Way 2020

    I was still holding out hope for a near-classic lineup reunion.
     
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    RIP Pete Way
    I will be blasting UFO and Fastway this evening .
     
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    :rip: Pete!
     
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    The sad news is slowly becoming a daily thing, but that doesn't make it any easier. R.I.P. Pete!
     
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    upload_2020-8-14_22-29-16.gif Another UFO member gone.
     
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    Sad news. UFO band members past and present are leaving us fast. RIP Pete Way.
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    I support, bro.

    R.I.P, Mr. Way, you were one of the best.

     
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