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Legendary UFO Bassist PETE WAY Dead At 69


Legendary UFO Bassist PETE WAY Dead At 69
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.
Legendary UFO Bassist PETE WAY Dead At 69
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Rob916

August 14th, 2020

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