Rock, hip-hop and country artists alike are mourning the loss of rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 on Saturday (March 18).
The legendary singer/songwriter's revolutionary sound and hits like "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis," "My Ding-a-Ling," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Johnny B. Goode" inspired many, and had a profound impact on the Billboard charts.
The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Slash, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars and more paid tribute to a musical hero on social media. See their messages below.
The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock'n'roll & a massive influence. pic.twitter.com/RT4NZH3KeQ
- The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) 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
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
Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip
A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:31pm PDT
Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!
A post shared by Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) on Mar 18, 2017 at 4:03pm PDT
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU
- Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
Hail Hail Rock and Roll! #ripchuckberry
A post shared by RobZombieofficial (@robzombieofficial) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:47pm PDT
#RIPChuckBerry. Definition of musical legend. Thanks for rock 'n roll.
- OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) March 18, 2017
Legend. Icon. We will miss and always remember you #CHUCKBERRY. pic.twitter.com/vN52pjVtTV
- The Band Perry (@thebandperry) March 18, 2017
Goodbye sir. Thank you for your big idea. It changed the way my heart feels the beat. #ChuckBerry #RIP pic.twitter.com/qb5USm85vY
- Kristian Bush (@kristianbush) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/cnI9xGIjfj
- Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) March 18, 2017
He had a gtr style that influenced so many generations of players. Oh yes and how to write a great RnR song. Rest in peace dear Chuck https://t.co/bWQogYSyqw
- Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry... https://t.co/Wmbg5wXRzz
- Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. Without him Rock n Roll wouldn't be what it came to be.
A post shared by Nikki Sixx (@nikkisixxpixx) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:59pm PDT
RIP Chuck Berry. https://t.co/UzJx74c36p
- Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 18, 2017
R.I.P. To the father of ROCK N ROLL the genius CHUCK BERRY Johnny be good
- QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) March 18, 2017
"Go, go, go Little Queenie..." #RIPChuckBerry pic.twitter.com/Hu7w0iGUEO
- Queen (@QueenWillRock) March 18, 2017
#RIP to one of rock 'n' roll's biggest innovators and a huge influence on The Doors, Chuck Berry. https://t.co/a5W2W8UzYS
- The Doors (@TheDoors) March 19, 2017
It started with Chuck Berry. He inspired us all. The 1st album I bought was Chuck's "Live at the Tivoli" and I was never the same.
- Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/4nyUSNK9T7
- Joe Perry (@JoePerry) March 19, 2017
The first, the best, a friend. Rest In Peace Chuck Berry. #tweet #chuckberry pic.twitter.com/5EkW8AWb0N
- Gregg Allman (@GreggAllman) March 19, 2017
Chuck Berry's life was a treasure and a triumph, and he'll never be forgotten. https://t.co/3Q7z0NatUd
- Bill Clinton (@billclinton) March 19, 2017