The former Beatles star posted an homage to Berry on his official website that reads, "He was one of rock "n" roll's greatest poets". According to Berry's website, the "Johnny B. Goodie" singer was planning to release "Chuck", his first new album in 38 years. He died of natural causes and TMZ reported March 2o that his personal doctor will sign off with that being the cause of death and there will be no autopsy.
Police responded to a medical emergency Saturday at Berry's home 45 miles from St. Louis.
Adams, who recently released his 16th album, Prisoner, also recalled first hearing Berry like "Maybellene", "Carol", and "Nadine" in his youth.
'For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week.More news: Stock On the Run: Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT:GST)
According to a statement released by Berry's estate following his death, the new LP - titled Chuck and announced previous year on the guitarist's 89th birthday - is still very much in the works. The evening closed with a heart-pounding "Gold To Glass" into "Wish I Knew You" show-stopper, before the bagpiper joined in for an extended jam of "It's A Long Way To The Top" by AC/DC.
This was only one of the numerous tributes payed to Chuck Berry over the last couple of days. We will never forget you!
"This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy", Berry said in a statement back in October.
Without Chuck Berry, rock 'n roll would exist today as the offspring of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and whatever blues seeped into the stewpot.