Pete Way, founding member of UFO and influential bassist, unfortunately had other weaknesses besides music. In less than a year and a half, UFO's rockurge rocks recorded no less than three bereavements: On April 13, 2019, multi-instrumentalist Paul Raymond died of a heart attack during a tour break at the age of 73. Guitarist Paul Chapman passed away on June 9th of this year, his 66th birthday, and on August 14th, just one week after his birthday, UFO co-founder Peter Frederick Way died at the age of 69 from the late effects of a serious accident. This leaves only singer Phil Mogg and drummer Andy Parker from the line-up that recorded the most successful UFO album "No Place To Run" (1980).
Pete Way was never known for his contempt for food when it came to drugs and alcohol. During his brief stint on the "Diary Of A Madman" tour in 1982, he met another rock madman, Ozzy Osbourne, who commented on Way's relationship to mind-altering substances with the words: "The amount of substances Pete takes on a day would kill me Similarly, Paul Chapman said, "Actually, we've done very well with UFOs, but when you play in a band with Pete, most of the stuff that's illegal goes back to being illegal."