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By Pete Way Official, Sep 27 2020 11:17AM

Pete Way by Ross Halfin


Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications are pleased are pleased to announce the publication of Pete Way by Ross Halfin, a 240-page celebration of UFO’s iconic bass player, containing classic and unseen images by music photographer Ross Halfin, and exclusive new interviews and with Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Neil Carter - Ozzy Osbourne - Geddy Lee - Phil Collen - Joe Elliott - Rick Savage - Slash - Steve Harris - Rick Neilsen - Michael Schenker - Phil Lewis - Gerry Laffy and more, compiled by Mojo writer and author Mark Blake.


Ross Halfin said, “Of all the people I’ve known over the years Pete could be the funniest and also the most infuriating person. Of all the recent musicians to leave the stage, Pete’s exit hit me the hardest so I wanted to do this book in his honour with the people that really knew him also sharing their memories. The idea of this book is really to celebrate a friend of mine and for all his faults he was a very funny person and someone I always considered a true friend.”


Pete Way, UFO’s bass guitarist, was one of rock’s most admired and celebrated performers. The co-writer of some of the band’s greatest songs, including Lights Out, Only You Can Rock Me and Too Hot To Handle, Way’s powerful playing and dynamic stage act captured the imagination of UFO audiences worldwide. Up until his death in August 2020, Way’s energy and style had made him an unforgettable rock star and an inspiration to both his contemporaries and future generations of musicians.


The book is available in three different versions from: https://www.rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/peteway

By Pete Way Official, Aug 14 2020 10:44PM

TIME: 16:34 BST

DATE: FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2020


PRESS RELEASE


Iconic bass player Pete Way founder of UFO, Waysted and, latterly, The Pete Way Band has died.


He sustained life threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11.35am BST today. His wife, Jenny, was at his side.


Pete Way was a much loved and highly regarded figure among rock fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. Best known for his work with UFO, Pete’s energetic live performances were at the heart of the band’s countless world tours. His melodic bass lines underpinned the catalogue of enduring rock classics upon which UFO’s reputation and legacy were founded. Pete’s post UFO work included collaborating with “Fast” Eddie Clarke from Motörhead - the two putting together Fastway with Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley and bassist for his long time friend, Ozzy Osbourne. He then put together his own band Waysted. Pete’s keen ear for song arrangements have also seen him serve as producer for popular hard rock acts such as Twisted Sister and the Cockney Rejects. Pete had recently finished a solo album, “Walking On The Edge” with producer Mike Clink (Guns n Roses “Appetite For Destruction” amongst 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.


Pete is survived by two daughters, Zowie and Charlotte and his younger brother, Neill.