Musicians Pay Tribute to Late Blues Legend B.B. King


Legendary bluesman B.B. King passed away on Thursday at the age of 89.

The venerable guitarist performed well into his 80s, but suffered from diabetes and had been in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.

On Friday, musicians and colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to King. Check out a sample of the condolences below:

Eric Clapton

BB King a dear friend and inspiration to me….

Posted by Eric Clapton on Friday, May 15, 2015

Buddy Guy

This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart. BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of…

Posted by Buddy Guy on Friday, May 15, 2015

Joe Perry

Ringo Starr

Richie Sambora


B.B. King R.I.P. King of the Blues !!

Posted by Slash on Friday, May 15, 2015

Lenny Kravitz

Peter Frampton

My heart goes out to BB King’s family and all who loved him. A great friend and an amazing guitar player left us peacefully today. We will all miss you BB. RIP

Posted by Peter Frampton on Friday, May 15, 2015

Joe Bonamassa

God bless you BB… Rest in peace my friend. Thank you for all that you did for this kid and so many others. An extremely sad day to say the least.

Posted by Joe Bonamassa on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nikki Sixx

Snoop Dogg

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Chuck D

Vince Neil


Mike McCready

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