Eagles' Glenn Frey's Death: Musicians React

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Glenn Frey of The Eagles performs at the grand opening of the newly renovated Forum on Jan. 15, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif.  

Following news of Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Frey's death on Monday (Jan. 18), members of the music world turned to social media and beyond to pay their respects. 

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dies at 67

From the Roots' Questlove to Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, Frey's influence was clearly widespread. 

J.D. Souther, frequent Eagles songwriter: "Glenn Frey was my first songwriting partner and best friend when we set out to realize our dreams of making great music in Los Angeles. Our first year together will always seem like yesterday to me. His amazing capacity for the big joke and that brilliant groove that lived inside him are with me, even now, in this loss and sorrow. I will miss him every day but then…he is always here, isn’t he? I can’t say any more than that for now. The music and the love are indestructible.

"Rest Quietly Dear Little Brother
You are greatly loved and missed"

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Ted Nugent, fellow Detroit rocker: "The mighty Motor City has been the Old Faithful of killer music forever, and we lost one of our Motown Soulbrother BloodBrothers today. Glenn Frey was there in the beginning with Seger, Mitch Ryder, me, Motown and all of Chuck's children and he represented the spirit and soul of Michigan beautifully. I don't know what it is, but I know it is, and we can only thank Glenn for providing such a moving, emotional, driving, inspiring, dare I say life saving soundtrack that powerfully enriched so many lives. The man had the MoJo. Godspeed Glenn. Jamon."

 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York...

Posted by Eagles on Monday, January 18, 2016