According to NME.COM, former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash paid tribute to Bo Diddley, the pioneering guitarist who died of heart failure today (June 2).Slash told NME.COM that Diddley greatly influenced countless musicians, and the Bo Diddley beat was the inspiration for GUNS N' ROSES' song "Mr. Brownstone". "He's a huge hero of mine and the fact that he knew who I was was a huge compliment," Slash said. "Bo Diddley created a myth that was uniquely his own. An entire rhythm is owed to just one guy and that's pretty rare," he said. Slash pointed out that Diddley touched a vast array of artists from THE ROLLING STONES to GEORGE THOROGOOD to GUNS N' ROSES. "He was such a trooper and a timeless individual. I'm hoping the pioneers of rock like Bo Diddley won't be forgotten."
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to block users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.