Fastway then hit the bottom as Pete Way dropped out and things hit rock bottom. Eddie told Classic Rock Revisited in 2014 "The first album was great and exactly as I planned it. Then, the suits got involved and f---ed everything up and that was that. It recovered briefly with [1986's] Trick or Treat but [lead vocalist] Dave [King] had already decided to leave. He did not want to do heavy rock anymore. That’s the trouble with singers: They always think they are better than the rest. Bands are a team effort, in my opinion."
Clarke did appear on the 2003 Motorhead live album Live at Brixton Academy. When asked about his former bandmates during an interview with Eon Music in 2016, his tone of voice took on a kindly tone. "I did stop partying as heavy as they did. Phil carried on right until he had his aneurism in 2010, and Lemmy – he always paced himself ever since I’ve known him in 1975, but I’m sure he was doing the same thing, so that’s a long time to be partying heavily. But he was strong as an ox, old Lem. But me, I stopped drinking many years ago, so I had the advantage over everybody."
Like the phoenix, rising from the ashes, Fastway was able to rise from the ashes, playing at the 2007 Download Festival. In 2011, the band released their first album in 20 years, Eat Dog Eat. Phil Campbell, who has been the resident Motorhead axe slinger from 1984-2015, when Lemmy's passing ended the band, was more than gracious to pride Eddie in a released statement. "Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clarke has passed away. Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was always a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie."
Mikkey Dee, long time drummer for Motorhead but now drummer for The Scorpions, was incredibly shocked at the news. He posted this via Facebook. "Oh my f---ing god, 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. 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 [Scorpions]. 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."