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Henry Rollins And More Pay Tribute To Gary Moore

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As was reported yesterday, guitar hero and former Thin Lizzy axeman Gary Moore has passed away. Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in from fans and peers alike. Former Black Flag frontman and spoken word artist Henry Rollins stated:

"He was too young to go, those Lizzy recordings with Moore were as good as it gets. His solo records were rocking."

Former Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow and Uriah Heep bassist Bob Daisley commented: "It is with great sadness that I acknowledge Gary Moore in this way. His passing has come as a sad and terrible shock and I have difficulty believing that he’s gone. I have many fond memories of our years together, both in the workplace of music and as friends. I have love and respect for Gary as a musician and as a person, he was one of the greatest. Farewell and rest in peace Gary my friend."

Former Boomtown Rats frontman Sir Bob Geldof said that "without question, one of the great Irish bluesmen". His playing was exceptional and beautiful. We won't see his like again."

Both of the guitarists in New Wave Of British Heavy Metal outfit Tank also paid their respects, with Mick Tucker stating: "I am totally shocked at this news. It's a great loss. He was one of the best guitar players on the planet and will be missed by the whole world. So sad. Respect to a great musician."

His colleague Cliff Evans added: "Gary Moore was the guitarist that other guitar heroes looked up to. He was the master of many styles of playing and a genuinely nice person who always remained approachable throughout his career.

"He is one of the main reasons why I picked up a guitar all those years ago and his playing still inspires me to the same degree today. A great, great loss.

"RIP Gary Moore."

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