Rock and Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Chuck Berry, Who Died Earlier Today At Age 90

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who lived an amazing life, and is credited with essentially creating the basis for rock and roll. There is a famous John Lennon quote, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.”

The The New York Hardcore Chronicles Page put it best earlier today, “Without Chuck Berry, there’s no Keith Richards, no Johnny Thunders, no Jimi Hendrix. Without Jimi Hendrix there’s no Ritchie Blackmore and no Fast Eddie. With no Fast Eddie there’s no Motörhead, with no Motörhead there’s no Cromags, no Venom, no Metallica. Without Chuck Berry there is nothing but a wasteland. RIP The Godfather of Rock & Roll.” Many prominent rock and metal musicians took to social media to pay tribute to the legend. Here’s a collection:

Hail Hail Rock and Roll! #ripchuckberry

A post shared by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:47pm PDT

Hail Hail Rock and Roll! #ripchuckberry

A post shared by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:47pm PDT

Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of silence is idefinitely n order. RIP

A post shared by Slash (@slash) on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:05pm PDT

If you don’t know how great Chuck Berry was please see the fantastic doc “Hail Hail Rock and Roll” RIP Chuck Berry

— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) March 18, 2017

If you don’t know how great Chuck Berry was please see the fantastic doc “Hail Hail Rock and Roll” RIP Chuck Berry

— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Without him Rock n Roll wouldn’t be what it came to be. https://t.co/H44LMiaR8f

— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Without him Rock n Roll wouldn’t be what it came to be. https://t.co/H44LMiaR8f

— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 18, 2017

Love me some Chuck Berry!!!

— Obituary (@obituarytheband) March 19, 2017

Love me some Chuck Berry!!!

— Obituary (@obituarytheband) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry My profound respect and admiration to one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, who sadly passed today — the late, great CHUCK BERRY. A sad day.

A post shared by Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:35pm PDT

R.I.P Chuck Berry #chuckberry #rocknrollpioneer pic.twitter.com/X4oa8P0sbq

— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) March 18, 2017

R.I.P Chuck Berry #chuckberry #rocknrollpioneer pic.twitter.com/X4oa8P0sbq

— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) March 18, 2017

“One of my big lights has gone out.”
– Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W

— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017

“One of my big lights has gone out.”
– Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W

— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Was he the real king of rock n roll? https://t.co/7hhsqjLFv4

— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. Was he the real king of rock n roll? https://t.co/7hhsqjLFv4

— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) March 18, 2017

Guitar playing.
Songwriting
Stagecraft
ALL OF IT.
Chuck
Berry
??

— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) March 18, 2017

Guitar playing.
Songwriting
Stagecraft
ALL OF IT.
Chuck
Berry
??

— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) March 18, 2017

Rock & Roll just lost Dad.

— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) March 18, 2017

Rock & Roll just lost Dad.

— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) March 18, 2017

All hail the king, the REAL king of Rock n Roll! ???????????? #chuckberry #RestInPowerhttps://t.co/dLqwzAokrv

— Jesse Leach (@EyeAgainstI) March 19, 2017

All hail the king, the REAL king of Rock n Roll! ???????????? #chuckberry #RestInPowerhttps://t.co/dLqwzAokrv

— Jesse Leach (@EyeAgainstI) March 19, 2017

RIP CHUCK BERRY. Truly a cornerstone of all that is, was and will be Rock and Roll. An icon like few others. https://t.co/4xdwGAOSDs

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 18, 2017

RIP CHUCK BERRY. Truly a cornerstone of all that is, was and will be Rock and Roll. An icon like few others. https://t.co/4xdwGAOSDs

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/4nyUSNK9T7

— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/4nyUSNK9T7

— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) March 19, 2017

“Go, go, go Little Queenie…” #RIPChuckBerry pic.twitter.com/Hu7w0iGUEO

— Queen (@QueenWillRock) March 18, 2017

“Go, go, go Little Queenie…” #RIPChuckBerry pic.twitter.com/Hu7w0iGUEO

— Queen (@QueenWillRock) March 18, 2017

The root of it all. https://t.co/txkMiOYu7G

— Scott Kelly (@scottneurosis) March 19, 2017

The root of it all. https://t.co/txkMiOYu7G

— Scott Kelly (@scottneurosis) March 19, 2017

I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry’s passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V

— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017

I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry’s passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V

— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017

Rest in Peace Chuck Berry….one of the original rock and roll guitar legends….thank you for the music!

— Rush (@rushtheband) March 19, 2017

Rest in Peace Chuck Berry….one of the original rock and roll guitar legends….thank you for the music!

— Rush (@rushtheband) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. One of my early concerts as a teen was seeing you. I was awed then and that feeling has never waned.

— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry. One of my early concerts as a teen was seeing you. I was awed then and that feeling has never waned.

— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) March 19, 2017

Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.

— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.

— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017

RIP to both these true legends #Lemmy #chuckberry

A post shared by Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:57pm PDT

RIP to both these true legends #Lemmy #chuckberry

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RIP Chuck Berry

— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry

— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) March 18, 2017

Rock n roll would not be what it is today without the influence of @ChuckBerry! Thank God for his Rock and roll presence on this planet!

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) March 19, 2017

Rock n roll would not be what it is today without the influence of @ChuckBerry! Thank God for his Rock and roll presence on this planet!

— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry! A pioneer for guitar playing and rock music!

— SENATOR HORSE PISS (@TriviumPaolo) March 18, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry! A pioneer for guitar playing and rock music!

— SENATOR HORSE PISS (@TriviumPaolo) March 18, 2017

RIP. Chuck Berry. I back him a few times in the 60s. LEGEND

— Carmine Appice (@carmineappice1) March 19, 2017

RIP. Chuck Berry. I back him a few times in the 60s. LEGEND

— Carmine Appice (@carmineappice1) March 19, 2017

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry'” – John Lennon

— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) March 19, 2017

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry'” – John Lennon

— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) March 19, 2017

Chuck Berry=1st lead gtr licks I ever learned. Direct impact on Beatles/Hendrix/ACDC/Prince/Lemmy & so many more RIP https://t.co/kBDKeHGhfh

— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry=1st lead gtr licks I ever learned. Direct impact on Beatles/Hendrix/ACDC/Prince/Lemmy & so many more RIP https://t.co/kBDKeHGhfh

— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) March 18, 2017

Sometimes you just gotta invent Rock n Roll, and change the world. #chuckberry #RIP

A post shared by Mark Lewis (@marklewis720) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:34pm PDT

Sometimes you just gotta invent Rock n Roll, and change the world. #chuckberry #RIP

A post shared by Mark Lewis (@marklewis720) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:34pm PDT

… @thebrentsmith on behalf of myself, @zmyersofficial @bkerchofficial, and @ebassprod… Thank you, for being one of the most influential pioneers of the art form the world has come to recognize, as #rocknroll R.I.P. Mr. Berry

A post shared by SHINEDOWN (@shinedown) on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:28pm PDT

Hail , Hail Rock N’ Roll #Rip ??#chuckberry #pioneer @ Los Angeles, California https://t.co/7AhTUbdktt

— matt sorum (@mattsorum) March 19, 2017

Hail , Hail Rock N’ Roll #Rip ??#chuckberry #pioneer @ Los Angeles, California https://t.co/7AhTUbdktt

— matt sorum (@mattsorum) March 19, 2017

A true rock n roll master has left the building. A writer of the rule book from which we all follow. #RIPChuckBerry RHRF DOTF

— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) March 19, 2017

A true rock n roll master has left the building. A writer of the rule book from which we all follow. #RIPChuckBerry RHRF DOTF

— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) March 19, 2017

Chuck Berry is dead. No words really. The smartest, most creative rock n roller in history. I totally owe my guitar style to him. RIP

— Jay Jay French (@jayjayfrench) March 19, 2017

Chuck Berry is dead. No words really. The smartest, most creative rock n roller in history. I totally owe my guitar style to him. RIP

— Jay Jay French (@jayjayfrench) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry ?? #allhailrockandroll ?? pic.twitter.com/Yal9fALqDd

— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) March 19, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry ?? #allhailrockandroll ?? pic.twitter.com/Yal9fALqDd

— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) March 19, 2017

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 18, 2017

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was the first real rocker RIP

— MYRONE (@hughmyrone) March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was the first real rocker RIP

— MYRONE (@hughmyrone) March 18, 2017

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