Gene Simmons pays tribute to late great Chuck Berry
KISS bassist Gene Simmons was invited and attended the Chuck Berry Memorial event at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on April 9, 2017.
World renowned guitarist Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90 on March 18, 2017.
The following message was posted on KISS‘ Facebook page less than an hour ago:
“Note from Gene Simmons:
Sad but honored to have been invited to the Chuck Berry Memorial event. The open casket was on view, but I couldn’t bear looking. It would break my heart.
For those of you too young to know, Chuck Berry was one of the founding fathers of rock ‘n’ roll and the architect of rock guitar playing.
Without Chuck Berry, you wouldn’t have had the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and many more.
“.. Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news..” buckle your knees, and bow your head.
The Great Chuck Berry is passing by…”
Gene Simmons Band playing cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode” in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on March 18, 2017:
Gene Simmons performs Johnny B, Goode as a tribute to Chuck Berry