Green Day, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers & More Cover 'Johnny B. Goode' in Tribute to Chuck Berry
The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less invented rock and roll music -- and a whole bunch of people decided to pay tribute by covering “Johnny B. Goode,” perhaps his most iconic song.
We lost Chuck Berry yesterday. Without Chuck Berry, there’s no Rolling Stones, there's no Beatles, there's no me. He was an incredibly influential musician and amazing lyricist. Though I'd never sung this song before, I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to him because we owe him so much. Video by @Sallykfischer @sallyfischerpr
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