CHUCK BERRY is set to release a new offering "CHUCK", in 2017 (release date T.B.A.) via DUALTONE.
CHUCK BERRY unleashed "ROCK IT", (1979) via ATCO RECORDS.
FROM BILLBOARD MAGAZINE:
Rest in peace, Chuck Berry.
FROM THE NY TIMES:
ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE: Very sad to hear the news of CHUCK BERRY'S passing as I'm looking forward to his new release. I'm sure Chuck Berry's new offering will save rock and roll (currently on life support) as he has already invented and pioneered it. Thank you CHUCK and condolences to his family. Feel welcome to play some BERRY covers and start random mosh pits and duck walk in his honer.
FROM MOTORHEAD: Rock n' Roll
FROM LIVING COLOUR:
Rock N Roll just lost Dad
FROM NEW YORK HARDCORE ARCHIVES:
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.
FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:
R.I.P Chuck Berry
FROM THE ROLLING STONES:
The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock 'n' roll and a massive influence on us. Chuck was not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter. His songs will live forever.
FROM JOHN LENNON (ESTATE):
CHUCK BERRY 1926-2017
"Chuck Berry is one of the all-time great poets, a rock poet you could call him. He was well advanced of his time lyric-wise. In the Fifties, when people were virtually singing about nothing, Chuck Berry was writing social-comment songs, with incredible meter to the lyrics. We all owe a lot to him." - John Lennon, 1970
"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry" - John Lennon (with Chuck Berry), Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972
FROM GEORGE TAKEI (ACTOR/ACTIVIST):
A legend has passed. His music was known to many, many generations, and it shall live on in our hearts. Thanks for the Rock and Roll, Chuck. Keep it jammin' out there in the vast after.
FROM PROG POWER FEST:
rest in peace Chuck Berry....there wouldn't be rock n roll without him - Matt
FROM MOTOCULTOR FEST:
RIP Chuck Berry
FROM ROCK IN RIO (FEST):
Today the music is more sad. Pioneer of rock and idol of several generations, the singer and guitarist Chuck Berry on the left, to 90 years, leaving to occupy a place of honor in the world of Legends Immortals. Author of timeless classics as " Johnny B. Goode ", " roll over Beethoven " and " Maybellene ", Chuck Berry leaves the scene to become, definitely, the soul of rock. Thanks, Chuck!
FROM HARLEY FLANAGAN (THE CRO MAGS) :
FROM MILES EBERLE:
The greatest innovator of Rock &; Roll is gone. I remember the first time I heard the guitar intro to "Johnny B Goode," I was entranced. Chuck Berry literally took the brunt of the pushback against Rock music when it emerged in the 1950s. First they tried to lock him up for being disruptive to the culture, then when his music couldn't be silenced they gave the credit to Elvis and other white musicians who copied his style, but he was the original. It left him a bitter man who was notoriously difficult to work with. I hope he finds peace in death. Here is my favorite song of his. RIP Chuck Berry.
FROM RIOT FEST:
RIP Chuck Berry
Rest in Peace Chuck Berry....one of the original rock and roll guitar legends....thank you for the music!
FROM LITTLE RICHARD:
R.I.P. to the legendary Chuck Berry
FROM JESSE LEACH (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE):
FROM RINGO STARR (THE BEATLES):All hail the king, the REAL king of Rock n Roll! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #chuckberry #RestInPower… https://t.co/dLqwzAokrv— Jesse Leach (@EyeAgainstI) March 19, 2017
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
FROM MICK JAGGER (THE ROLLING STONES):
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
FROM FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON:
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
FROM BOB SEGER:
A true pioneer, Chuck had tremendous influence on my work and could not have been a nicer guy. 1 of the all time greats. RIP
FROM DUFF MCKAGAN (GUNS AND ROSES):
CHUCK D (PUBLIC ENEMY):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 King Of Rock And Roll Mr Chuck Berry. On Behalf of @PublicEnemyFTP and @prophetsofrage it was fitting for me to salute with this Art pic.twitter.com/pTJpAfO9Qa— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 19, 2017
FROM ALEX SKOLNICK (TESTAMENT):
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
FROM MICHAEL AMOTT (ARCH ENEMY):
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We'll miss you, Chuck. Be good.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
FROM KEVIN POWELL (ROLLING STONE MUSIC JOURNALIST):
As we mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Chuck Berry, one of rock and roll's greatest pioneers and innovators, I highly recommend this Rolling Stone article by Peter Guralnick, written just a few months before Mr. Berry's death. It captures beautifully all of who Chuck Berry was, who he touched, who he rocked. For those who do not know Mr. Guralnick is one of America's foremost authorities on music history, and one of our best music biographers, too.
FROM BLACK ROCK COALITION:
Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feelin' is there, body and soul.
Mr Charles Edward Anderson Berry....our utmost graditude and respect. Rest easy good sir...
FROM CHUCK BERRY (ESTATE):
We are deeply saddened to announce that Chuck Berry - beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather - passed away at his home today at the age of 90. Though his health had deteriorated recently, he spent his last days at home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. The Berry family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-