Glenn Frey dead: the music world mourns the passing of Eagles' great
Tributes are flooding the internet for Eagles' co-founder Glenn Frey, who died after a short illness on Monday aged 67.
Brian Wilson, One Direction's Niall Horan, Queen, Meat Loaf, Judd Apatow, Sheryl Crow, Steve Martin, Paul Stanley from Kiss, Nils Lofgren from Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band topped a list of stars to praise Frey's contribution to popular music which went on and on.
Wilson was "shocked" and admitted it was a "real blow to hear", while Comedian Martin, Frey's friend for 40-plus years tweeted: "Shocker". Guitar guru Lofgren posted: "Well god damn it. Too much."
But it was the heartfelt words of Frey's long-time songwriting partner Don Henley - written "in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow" - that rung out loudest.
SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF. Shocked.. pic.twitter.com/0uVYgaKVIT— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 18, 2016
"We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry — and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed.
"But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan.
Glenn Frey. I’m shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet. - Huey pic.twitter.com/fgFVlZOEnX— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) January 18, 2016
"He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved his wife and kids more than anything.
"I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people ... It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it.
"But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life.
Glenn Fry - our condolences to friends and family. Rest In Peace.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 18, 2016
"Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
Frey lost has battle with multiple ailments on Monday, aged 67.
Glenn Frey, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for all you gave us.— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, a band I just loved, has died. His songs, those sounds, perfectly captured those days. 70s LA...— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 19, 2016
So sad about Glenn Frey. I used to listen to his solo record No Fun Aloud as a kid and it made me so happy.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 19, 2016
In my opinion Glenn Frey's "You Belong To The City" one of the highlights of the Hello Ladies soundtrack. RIP https://t.co/hLyfBTBVs1— Stephen Merchant (@StephenMerchant) January 18, 2016
- Sydney Morning Herald