Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and the band’s former vocalist John Corabi posted the photos of the iconic bass player of UFO, Pete Way, on Instagram to bid him farewell after he passed away at the age of 69.
The iconic English musician Pete Way was known as the bassist of the rock band UFO formed in 1968. Later in the 1980s, Pete and Motörhead guitarist Eddie Clarke decided toe leave their bands and formed Fastway. Pete also joined the legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne during his ‘ Diary of a Madman’ tour.
Two months ago, Pete Way had an accident and he had been suffering from the life-threatening injuries since then. On August 14, 2020, Pete sadly passed away at the age of 69 as a result of the injuries from the previous accident. His family and friends have been mourning after the death of a rock icon.
Recently on Instagram, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and the band’s former vocalist John Corabi posted the photos of Pete Way and wrote their farewell letters to honor the career of the legendary musician.
On the caption of his post, Nikki Sixx mentioned what a significant influence Pete was on his music and revealed he was going to listen to ‘some UFO’ to remember his fascinating works. Moreover, John Corabi shared his feelings after the devastating death of Way and mentioned he was actually approached by Pete to be a part of his band, Waysted.
Here’s how Nikki Sixx said farewell to Pete Way on the caption of his post:
“RIP Rockstar. One of my main influences. Gotta go listen to some UFO tonight.“
Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi also stated on the caption of Pete’s photo:
“I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Pete Way. He was a huge inspiration to Nikki Sixx, as well as many others!!!! Many years ago I was approached by Pete, and Ron E. Kayfield to be a part of Waysted…R.I.P. Pete!!“
You can see the photos Nikki Sixx and John Corabi posted on Instagram below.
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RIP Rockstar. One of my main influences. Gotta go listen to some UFO tonight. Posted 🖤 @withregram • @rosshalfin Pete Way RIP…. It is with the greatest of sadness I post this. Of all the people I’ve known and toured with, in his day Pete was the most fun and he remained a good friend. ‘Light’s Out In London’ really says it all. #rosshalfin #peteway #ufo