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Paul Rodgers Pays Tribute To The Late Gary Moore

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Current Queen member Paul Rodgers has posted the following statement online regarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:

"Gary was a friend and a truly great man. I respect that he played the game his way... no time for B.S. He was focused and passionate about music and was one of the best.

"The last time that I jammed with Gary, he came on as my special guest at London's Royal Albert Hall and proceeded to take it to another level... the place imploded! When he played, he was a man on fire.

"If there hadn't been an ocean between us and Gary didn't mind flying, we absolutely would have created more together. We've lost a great British blues man and I am very, very sad."

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1. Steve Poole writes:

Thanks for the article -- and thanks for the encomium Paul. Gary has been in my life since 1974; when I first heard the solo on "Still In Love With You" on the Thin Lizzy "Nightlife" album. It was passionate and simply sublime. One of many of Gary's solos I spent hours transcribing. I've been a follower and fan ever since. He was such a tremendous inspiration and powerful player. Listen to Gary's solo in "You Upset me Baby" or "The Messiah Will Come Again" on his Live at Montreux album if you don't believe me. Gary refined the "Les Paul through a Marshall" sound like no other mortal.
RIP Mr. Moore. You can now take your rightful seat beside Mr. Hendrix in the Golden Palace.

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2. SCION writes:

That isn't the version of Lizzy when Moore was in the band as a very short-lived trio in 1974 for the single "Little Darling" nor the "Black Rose" album line-up in '78.

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3. Frank Kelton writes:

What Gary did with Peter Green's Gibson will go down in infamy; from Blues Alive (esp. The Thrill is Gone duet with Lucille's owner) to Roy Buchanan's The Messiah will Come Again -(the live version at Montreaux) - he made that ax sing and cry. I'd have paid a small fortune to see him live up here in Canada! He will be missed. R.I.P.

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4. danbo writes:

Gary Moore was the best blues guitarist ever, and "still got the blues for you" is and always will be the best blues song ever. I'll miss you Gary. R.I.P.

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5. colleen Mc. writes:

don't foget that Gary played on Paul's tribute to Muddy Waters album, too...

# Feb 12, 2011 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. lizzie wilson writes:

gary moore has left an irreplaceable gap in the blues rock world. he was simply electrifying and superfantastic. what a loss. will never ever hear the like of him and his talent again. rest in peace gary, you will never be forgotten, and are so sorely mourned. a true musician till his death.

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