Pete Way, founding bassist for UFO and former touring bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, has died at age 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. His wife, Jenny, was at his side.
Way helped form UFO in 1969, playing with the band for 31 years in total throughout various band lineups between 1969 and 2008. The veteran musician also formed Waysted, Fastway with Motorhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke and handled bass duties during Ozzy Osbourne’s British leg of the Speak of the Devil tour.
In his later years, Way performed with the Michael Schenker Group and formed the Pete Way band, which he played in until his death.
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.