A stack of bands have paid their dues to Berry’s iconic 1958 single Johnny B. Goode, which helped to inspire countless musicians over the course of the decades that followed.
“We lost Chuck Berry yesterday,” Sting said. “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.”
In a recent statement Berry’s family announced that music from his final album CHUCK will be released in the coming days.
Check out footage of some of these touching covers below.
Watch: Sting – ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (Chuck Berry Cover)
Watch: Green Day – ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (Chuck Berry Cover)
Watch: Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (Chuck Berry Cover)
Watch: Bon Jovi – ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (Chuck Berry Cover)