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Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler And More Pay Tribute To Gary Moore

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As reported earlier today, blues rock legend and former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore passed away this morning while on holiday in Spain. Tributes have already begun to pour in from fans and peers, including his former Thin Lizzy bandmate Scott Gorham, who stated:

"He was a superb player and a dedicated musician. Playing with Gary during the Black Rose era was a great experience, he was a great player and a great guy. I will miss him."

Also paying tribute was Black Sabbath bass player Terry "Geezer" Butler, who said: "I was very saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greatest guitarists of all time- Gary Moore. His Still Got The Blues album was one of the great albums, certainly one of my favourites. His way of playing can not be learned- it comes from the soul. R.I.P Gary."

Nightwish singer Annette Olzon added: “A super guitarist and for me, a man who has given me wonderful songs to listen to and dance my first slow dances to, has been found dead early this morning in Spain.

He was so young still, just 58 years old and it´s just a big loss for music. Nightwish has recorded one of his songs as a cover – ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’ - a great song he made. I hope you may rest in peace, Gary, and thanks for all the songs I just love!”

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1. thatguy writes:

Was completley stunned when i found out last night, Both Rory Gallagher & G.Moore died far too early. Basically two of Irelands defining rock/blues guitarists are now gone.

I'd say his youtube videos are blowing up with people paying tribute & his music being played around the world by fans the past day & half

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