Tributes have been pouring in for Deep Purple’s Jon Lord, who died in London on July 16.
Slash tweeted: “[It’s a] sad day in rock and roll; Jon Lord has passed on. One of the biggest, baddest, heaviest sounds in heavy metal. One [of] a kind.”
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine wrote: “RIP the great Jon Lord, Deep Purple's cornerstone/keyboardist. So many great great songs and that incredible SOUND of his! Thankyou.”
And Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath wrote on his GeezerButler.com blog: “Very sad to hear of Jon’s death, following his battle with the demon cancer. One of the great musicians of my generation. Tony Iommi recently worked with Jon, and said what a lovely bloke he was. I met him a few times, but never got to work with him. Blessings.”