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WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day Cover Chuck Berry; Fans React to Loss

By: Maura O'Malley

March 21, 2017

Ever since news of Chuck Berry’s passing surfaced, there has been an outpouring of love for the late rocker. Tons of tributes have come about since then, with legends like The Rolling Stones (Berry “was a true pioneer of rock & roll and a massive influence on us”), Bruce Springsteen (Berry was the “greatest pure rock & roll writer who ever lived”), Paul McCartney (Berry was “one of rock & roll’s greatest poets”), Sting (“Without Chuck Berry, there’s no Rolling Stones, there's no Beatles, there's no me”), and more coming forward to pay their respect.

Aside from the touching words we’ve read, a few bands used their concerts as a platform to pay tribute to Berry. This weekend, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers both performed separate covers of Johnny B. Goode in Ontario and Vancouver, respectively. You can catch both below.

Of course, musicians weren’t the only ones who were shocked and saddened by the news of Berry’s passing. Below, hear what some of his fans had to say when Billboard stopped fans on the street during the music portion of SXSW in Austin.

As many fans have already voiced, Berry’s legacy will live on forever, and that legacy will continue to impress with the upcoming release of his next album, Chuck.

According to his family, the album is still very much on its way. They shared in a statement, “While our hearts are very heavy at this time, 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.”