motorhead, Fast Eddie Clarke says he never left Motorhead….but was fired.

One time Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke recently said that he has never gotten over being fired by his old band.

The guitarist also says that stories that he actually quit the band are untrue, and he was actually canned from the trio back in 1982 by then-drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor.

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Eddie did have some issues with frontman Lemmy around that time however insists that they had been resolved at the time of his firing.

“Phil was a different story. He was the main instigator in my being excluded from the band. Notice I do not call it ‘leaving’ – it wasn’t my choice. Everyone else says I left; not me.

“I’m still a little raw about not being in Motorhead any more. Some things you just don’t get over. I had imagined dying onstage with Motorhead, so it was a blow when they didn’t want me any longer.”

Just last month, Clarke released a blues album called ‘Make My Day – Back To Blues’, which feature the guitarist on vocals as well.  The reason being?  The guitarist says that he couldn’t face dealing with a singer following his experiences with Toby Jepson on the 2011 Fastway release ‘Dog Eat Dog’.

“I had a real bad experience with the vocalist bailing out before we could do any shows. I decided I could take no more – so I would do it myself. I wasn’t really nervous; I learned from my first solo album that if you commit to the task there’s no room for nerves.”

“I don’t think I get along with vocalists, judging by my history. I really love the Fastway stuff; but as I said, a good vocalist is hard to find, and Fastway needs a good vocalist. But I am always ready to do more if the right situation arises. Fastway has some great songs and has always cooked as a live outfit.”