By Jazz Monroe.
Last October, on his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced Chuck, his first studio album in 38 years. “I’ve worked on this record for a long time,” he said. “Now I can hang up my shoes!” In the wake of Berry’s death on Saturday, his family has announced that the album is still coming out. “While our hearts are very heavy at this time,” reads their statement, on Berry’s Facebook, “we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.” Further details will be revealed this week, along with new music. Read the post below, and head here to see artist tributes to Berry.
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