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Motorhead Came Close To Reuniting With Fast Eddie Clark

11/15/2016
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(Classic Rock) Fast Eddie Clarke has revealed he came close to a reunion with Motorhead in the 1990s - but Lemmy blocked it because he didn't want to upset the current members of the band.

Guitarist Clarke was part of Motorhead's classic trio, along with drummer Philthy 'Animal' Taylor, before being fired in 1982 after six years in the lineup. And he says he was preparing to take the stage with Lemmy in London when the mainman died in December last year - just weeks after Taylor.

Asked about a reunion, Clarke tells EonMusic: "I talked about it in the late 90s with Lemmy. I had a serious conversation with him and it was looking pretty good.

"Not to upset the present band, we were going to come up with maybe an acoustic thing, but do it in a really different way - get a female orchestra in suspenders and stockings.

"I'd have loved to have gotten back together. But Lemmy couldn't face down his band, really. He felt too guilty." Clarke says he understood: "Even though there was talk of a compensation package for them for a year off, I don't think he had the stomach for it. He'd been with Phil Campbell since 1984. It was a long time and you've got a bit of loyalty." Read more here.

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