I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, the blues are the only reason rock n roll exists. With the passing of one of the most legendary musicians ever to live, Chuck Berry, the rock world is pretty heart-broken.  But musicians are also using this as an opportunity to celebrate him and share the ways he inspired them.

This is how musicians are reacting to Chuck Berry’s death.

The Rolling Stones:

Keith Richards:

Mick Jagger:

Ronnie Wood:


Bruce Springsteen:

The Beatles:

Ringo Starr:



Paul McCartney:

The Slydigs:

Ryan Breslin:

Gene Simmons:

Paul Stanley:

Brian Wilson:

Elton John:

The Doors:

John Densmore:


Alice Cooper:

Rod Stewart:

Joe Walsh:

Tom Petty:

Duff McKagan:

Chuck Berry obviously had a profound, profound influence on the rock world. It seems as if every rock n roller has fond memories about him or a story about how he inspired them. He will be greatly missed, but his music and his legacy will be remembered forever.