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RIP Pete Way

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Gluvhand, Aug 14, 2020.


  1. Last edited: Aug 14, 2020
  2. Wow, only days after his birthday!

    He also formed FastWAY with FAST Eddie:

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  3. Yeah but didn't even play on the debut album.
     
  4. :( Pete was one of my biggest influences.
    RIP boss
     
  5. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
    I saw Waysted open for Iron Maiden during the Somehwere in Time era. The UfO stuff is legendary, of course. I have a promo copy of this album.

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  6. HearNoStevil

    HearNoStevil Inactive

    Jul 17, 2020
    I remember when he played with Ozzy for a very short time in the 80's. He was fired because he was too crazy for Ozzy.

    Think about that for a second. Too crazy for OZZY.

    Dude cheated death for decades with various chemicals, then a simple accident got him.

    RIP Pete Way.
     
  7. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA
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  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    The young pup on vocals is Dave King, now frontman/leader of Flogging Molly. They’ve been a big deal for quite a while, but I got to see them in a small club in Santa Monica all the time, way back.
     
  9. DrayMiles

    DrayMiles

    Feb 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Eddie hired me to replace a bass line played by Phil Soussan. I met him through Gerry Bron.
    I spoke to him before he passed and he said it was hell getting the last Fastway album done.
     
  10. mattj1stc

    mattj1stc Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    Dallas, TX USA
    Sorry to hear this. One of the great 70s/80s era bassists.
     
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  11. Pete Way was a rock star. There aren’t too many people who still act like a rock star. He did.
    R. I. P.
     
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  12. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    For me, Strangers in the Night always made the list of greatest live albums ever.
    Great band, great bassist.
     
  13. Artman

    Artman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Georgetown, TX
    Saw him perform with UFO, then again with FastWay. He was good.
     
  14. Blaze Barlow

    Blaze Barlow

    Mar 8, 2018
    Nashville
    I had many of their albums..Lights Out was one of my favorites.
     
  15. Blaze Barlow

    Blaze Barlow

    Mar 8, 2018
    Nashville
    I was listening to UFO before anybody had heard of them..
     
  16. Sad news indeed. Loved classic era UFO. He's the reason I had to get Thunderbird basses.
     
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  17. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    Great bass player and band. I’ll be 50 in a couple of months and recall all the times sitting in basements blazing to UFO albums as a teenager.

    RIP Pete.
     
  18. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Don't know the man - any iconic tracks? Any iconic crazy stories? Let's hear some tales in honor of the man!
     
  19. Read the book. It’s got a lot (but not nearly all) of them. View attachment 3945711
     

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