Black Sabbath - Stars Pay Tribute To Rock Legend Jon Lord

Black Sabbath star Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and actor Ewan Mcgregor are among the first wave of celebrities paying tribute to Deep Purple star Jon Lord, who passed away on Monday (16Jul12) after suffering a pulmonary embolism.
Morello and MCGregor offered their respects on Twitter.com, while Butler posted a tribute on his website.
Rage Against the MAChine star Morello writes, "Rip the great Jon Lord, Deep Purple's cornerstone/keyboardist. So many great great songs and that incredible Sound of his! Thankyou."
And fan MCGregor adds, "Jon played with my great friend Tony Ashton. They'll be jamming upstairs now!"
Meanwhile, Butler took to his blog and posted: "Very sad to hear of Jon's death, following his battle with the demon cancer. One of the great musicians of my generation. Tony Iommi recently worked with Jon, and said what a lovely bloke he was. I met him a few times, but never got to work with him. Blessings."
Lord was working on new material with Iommi, Iron Maiden's Nicko MCBrain and Ian Gillan at the time of his death.
Slash has also offered up his thoughts about Lord's death, tweeting, "Sad day in Rock & Roll; Jon Lord has passed on. One of the biggest, baddest, heaviest sounds in Heavy Metal. One (of) a kind. Rip."
Jon Lord was 71.


Contactmusic

Tags: Black Sabbath - Tom Morello - Ewan McGregor - Deep Purple

Advertisement

More Black Sabbath

Head To Europe This Year For The Best Summer Festival Experiences!

We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.The continent is home...

Ume To Support Black Sabbath Us Tour With Circa Survive - New Album 'Monuments' June 9th 2014 Plus More Uk Dates Soon

Austin, Texas 3 piece UME (pronounced "ooo-may") are set to release their brand new album 'Monuments' in the UK on June 9th through Dangerbird Records....

Tom Jones To Headline An Eclectic Hyde Park Roster

Over two weekends in July, London’s Hyde Park adopts the veneer of festival season, attracting some of the world’s biggest acts to play in front...

Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent...

Advertisement

A Week In News: Grammys Glory, Bad Boy Bieber, Retiring Rockers, And The Wild, Wild West

Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a...

Ozzy Osbourne Explains Muddled Ringo Starr Grammys Intro: "I Completely F***ed It Up!"

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing...

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Earns Him First No. 1 Debut In Album Chart

Robin Thicke is having one heck of a summer so far, seeing his single 'Blurred Lines' climb to the top of just about every singles...

Black Sabbath Score Their First Ever US Number One Album And Another Could Be On Its Way

Black Sabbath are back, well and truly too, with the Gods of metal scoring their first ever number one album on the US Billboard Chart,...

Advertisement

Comments

Black Sabbath Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Black Sabbath

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All