Today it was announced that famous British guitarist Eddie Clarke has passed away at the age of 67. Eddie Clarke, most commonly known as “fast Eddie” was famous for his work with the heavy metal band Motorhead..
So what is Eddie Clarke net worth in 2018? What are Eddie Clarke’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Eddie Clarke got started in heavy metal and was extremely young. While in his teens, he belonged to several different bands, and was playing guitar like a celebrity musician. That continued into the next several years, as Eddie Clarke played larger and larger venues.
In the early 70s, Clarke joined a band and recorded his first album. He continued by writing music and lyrics to different songs throughout the 70s. Eventually, the band got a deal with the famous record producer, and started out on his own, with a few friends.
That band quickly fell apart and Clarke was forced to join another band named Continuous Performance. That band is never able to get a recording contract, and eventually it fell apart.
Finally, after years of effort, Eddie Clarke managed to come across a band called Motorhead, which he joined, and which quickly became popular. The band started playing different venues, and began to produce work chart topping hits.
With Motorhead, Clarke was able to record several extremely famous songs, which gained international recognition. Some of those songs have been labeled classics, and are often listed in compilations of the greatest songs of all times. In fact, Motorhead managed to sell over 15 million albums in total.
Still, Eddie Clarke couldn’t maintain his relationship with the band, and he eventually left it. He went on to create a new band called Fastway, which was soon picked up by CBS, and released an album before splitting up.
Clarke continued joining and breaking up with bands for several years after, even into the 2010s.
The entire record earnings of Motorhead, and Eddie Clarke’s other bands totaled in the low tens of millions.
In all, we estimate Eddie Clarke net worth in 2018 at $1 million.