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Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 2:06 PM
LONDON — Fast Eddie Clarke, a former member of the British rock band Motorhead, has died at age 67.
The New York Times reported that the death of the guitarist in the best-known lineup of the band was confirmed by manager Todd Singerman.
Clarke was being treated for pneumonia in a London hospital Wednesday when he died.
“We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight...Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday,” a post on the Motorhead Facebook page said. “Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.”
Past members of the band reacted to the news, as did Metallica co-founder Lars Ulrich and others in the rock music community.
“Just heard the sad news that fast Eddie Clarke has passed away,” Phil Campbell, who was the guitarist in Motorhead from 1984 to 2015, said in a statement. “Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie.”
“Thank you for the riffs. Thank you for the solos. Thank you for the attitude. Thank you for being in the coolest band,” Ulrich said on Twitter Thursday. “Thank you for inspiring me to go down the same path.”
Thank you for the riffs.— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) January 11, 2018
Thank you for the solos.
Thank you for the attitude.
Thank you for being in the coolest band.
Thank you for inspiring me to go down the same path.#rip #fasteddie #motorhead pic.twitter.com/wZGBoqEyXS
Clarke was the last living member of the band’s original lineup, which was pointed out in a statement from Mikkey Dee, who was a drummer for Motorhead from 1992 to 2015 and is currently a drummer for the German rock band Scorpions.
“This is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape, so this is a complete shock,” Dee said. “Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the U.K. this summer when we come around with the Scorps…now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I’m sure you’ll hear them, so watch out!!! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones.”
Clarke, born Edward Allen Clark, joined the first iteration of Motorhead in 1976 with bassist Lemmy, whose real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister, and drummer Phil Taylor. Taylor died in November 2015 at age 61, Kimlister died at age 70 in December 2015.
After leaving Motorhead, he formed the hard rock group Fastway in 1983. The group issued its condolences on Twitter.
“We have lost a legend,” Fastway said in a tweet Thursday. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.”
All of us at Fastway HQ are absolutely heartbroken to have to post this - we have lost a legend.— Fastway (@FastwayOfficial) January 11, 2018
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
RIP Fast Eddie pic.twitter.com/d1itpOG0xG
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:10 PM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The city of West Hollywood, California, proclaimed May 23 Stormy Daniels Day and honored the adult film star with a key to the city.
The city said in a Twitter announcement that it’s honoring Daniels for her leadership in the #Resist movement.
In advance of our 4PM presentation of the Key to the City, we'd like to wish everyone a Happy #StormyDanielsDay! @StormyDaniels @MichaelAvenatti #WeHo https://t.co/kLyiOmB3Jo pic.twitter.com/RrMqN6bS6l— CityofWestHollywood (@WeHoCity) May 23, 2018
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power, even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” the statement said.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has been embroiled in a lawsuit she filed against President Donald Trump last year in California state court, claiming a “hush agreement” she signed over their alleged affair a decade ago is null and void.
The City of West Hollywood is proclaiming May 23rd as “Stormy Daniels Day” and giving @StormyDaniels a key to the city. The City says Stormy is receiving these honors because of her leadership in the “#Resist Movement” pic.twitter.com/zQLTK8vMeD— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 23, 2018
She was paid $130,000 by Trump attorney Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for keeping silent about the alleged affair with Trump. But Daniels’ attorney argued the agreement was no good because Trump never signed it.
Cohen has admitted using his own money to pay off Daniels and, while records have revealed Trump made payments to Cohen, the president has denied any involvement with the porn star.
Daniels has said she wants to tell her story, like other women who have had alleged encounters with the president, but the hush agreement prevents her from legally doing that.
On 'Stormy Daniels Day,' West Hollywood to honor porn star with key to the city https://t.co/yzQbePNqF7— Stuart Wood (@stuiewood) May 23, 2018
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
— Ariana Grande got candid about the end of her relationship with rapper Mac Miller in the form of a lengthy reply to a Twitter user. The singer, 24, split from Miller, 26, in April after two years together.
Although initial reports -- and an Instagram story from Grande -- indicated an amicable, mutual split, Grande said the relationship was a toxic one.
“Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood,” the fan wrote.
“How absurd you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderealla is ab me),” Grande tweeted in a reply. “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his (expletive) together is a very major problem.”
Miller has not publicly commented on his arrest, but according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, he was arrested at his home when officers tracked his license plate to his house. He reportedly left the scene of the crash with two passengers.
“Let’s please stop doing that," she continued. "Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”
People reported that the fan replied with an apology, saying, “I’m really sorry this is something you took he time to read and that upset you enough to make such a thoughtful reply. ... I in no way think that you are the cause of Mac’s short comings we all have our demons.”
“Thank you for hearing me,” Grande replied. “I appreciate your response v much. sending u love.”
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:07 PM
LOS ANGELES — Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said rapper Mac Miller was arrested on DUI charges Thursday morning.
Us Weekly reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Herrera, the 26-year-old rapper allegedly drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon over a curb, hitting a pole, around 1 a.m. He and two passengers reportedly got out the car and left on foot.
A Los Angeles Police Department public information officer told People that Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was tracked to his home when officers matched the vehicle’s license plates to Miller’s address.
Miller was arrested at home, where officers said he confessed to drunk driving and fleeing the scene, according to Us Weekly. KCBS reported Miller was booked in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. His bail was set at $15,000. He was released around 9:25 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. People reported Miller is due in court June 7.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 9:10 PM
According to an unnamed source, ET reported that Grande and Davidson, both 24, were seen sitting together at an “SNL” after-party on May 13 after Melissa McCarthy’s hosting stint.
“It just started and is casual,” an unnamed source told E! News.
The reported new couple comes after Grande and Davidson recently ended previous relationships.
Grande’s split from Mac Miller was confirmed May 10, although People reported that they broke up in April. Miller, 26, was reportedly arrested on DUI charges May 17 after authorities said he crashed his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon into a pole and left the accident with two passengers.
Davidson confirmed he was no longer with his longtime girlfriend Cazzie David on May 17, saying, “We’re not together anymore.”