Por Irving Vidro

TIME: 16:34 BSTDATE: FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2020PRESS RELEASEIconic bass player Pete Way founder of UFO, Waysted and,…

Posted by Pete Way Official on Friday, August 14, 2020

El icónico bajista Pete Way, fundador de UFO, Waysted y, más tarde, The Pete Way Band, murió a los 69 años de edad. Sufrió lesiones que pusieron en peligro su vida en un accidente hace dos meses, pero luchó duro hasta que finalmente sucumbió a esas lesiones a las 11:35 a.m., BST (viernes 14 de agosto de 2020). Su esposa, Jenny, estaba a su lado.

El trabajo post UFO de Pete incluyó la colaboración con “Fast” Eddie Clarke de Motörhead, los dos formando Fastway con el baterista de Humble Pie Jerry Shirley,fue bajista de su amigo de mucho tiempo, Ozzy Osbourne. Luego armó su propia banda Waysted.

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Biff Byford (SAXON), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N ‘ROSES), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Perkins (JANE’S ADDICTION) y Andrew Freeman ( LAST IN LINE) se encuentran entre los rockeros que han reaccionado en las redes sociales al fallecimiento del icónico bajista Pete Way.

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Very sad to hear of the passing of Pete Way today. The "Strangers In The Night" live album is hands-down one of my all-time favorites, and for me the highlight of the UFO lineup of that day. Pete and his girlfriend actually came to see Megadeth on the Clash of the Titans tour at the Birmingham NEC Arena in 1990 where Dave Mustaine and I had a brief conversation with him just before we took the stage that evening. It's always impactful to know your heroes are in the audience for your show, the same way I was for his show with Waysted opening for Iron Maiden several years before at Irvine Meadows, CA. Pete's look, his style, and his simple but powerful bass lines were a highly influential force to my own playing. He will be dearly missed….RIP! #ufo #peteway #waysted

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