The news of Prince's death has traveled quickly. Not even an hour has passed since the official announcement and tributes are already pouring in from notable rock and metal musicians.
For those of you questioning why a metal site would report on such news, we lead you to these tributes… proof that Prince's music impacted any and all genres and the man lived by his own rules and created music his own way, and we think that's worth covering.
So sad to hear of Prince's passing; one of the greatest musical talents of my lifetime. Maybe of the 20th century. RIP.
— Slash (@Slash) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE..ONE OF THE SADDEST DAY’S TO SAY THE LEAST. HE WAS THE TRUE DEFINITION OF A REAL ARTIST. pic.twitter.com/wt3wA6NHe0
— ?Nikki Sixx? (@NikkiSixx) April 21, 2016
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) April 21, 2016
Now Prince…..?? This year has been absolutely BRUTAL! Prince, Bowie, Frey, Emerson, Kantner, Bain, Martin, Shandling….Carpe Diem everyone! ?
— Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) April 21, 2016
PRINCE – 1958 – 2O16 – Such an Amazing,Undeniable Talent – GOD BLESS – tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/7ckEL3zOne
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) April 21, 2016
THIS is a profound, profound loss… RIP PRINCE pic.twitter.com/0nssheroWn
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear of Princes passing. A true artist and incredibly underrated and overlooked guitar player
— Richie Faulkner (@RichieFaulkner) April 21, 2016
between prince and bowie it's obvious the aliens were like "we have to get our messengers out of there before the election or it's too late"
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) April 21, 2016
— Corey Taylor (@CoreyTaylorRock) April 21, 2016
What do we do now? PRINCE. No. I hope you weren't in much pain…your music saved me time and again.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) April 21, 2016
— Benjamin Weinman (@dillingerescpln) April 21, 2016
RIP white Bowie, RIP black Bowie. 2016 is a haggard old dickhead.
— The Butcher Of Buffalo (@andycomplains) April 21, 2016
— David Gilmour (Fan) (@GilmourOrgasm) April 21, 2016
You could probably learn everything you need to know about being a creative sex freak by watching princes videos. May I recommend BAT DANCE!
— the art of Skinner (@SKINNER) April 21, 2016
Damn, RIP The artist formerly known as #Prince
— Ryan Knight (@RyanKguitar) April 21, 2016
We have lost one of the most genius musicians and guitarists of a generation. R.I.P. Prince
— Oli Herbert (@OliHerbert4Real) April 21, 2016
I just heard Prince has left us…omg
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) April 21, 2016
The would doesn't make sense without Prince. Fuck this news.
— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) April 21, 2016
Im sooooo very sad right now… PRINCE can't die.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
Rest in Power Prince
— XIBALBA (@XibalbaCA) April 21, 2016
I'm growing very tired of writing mini eulogies for some of my favorite artists. RIP @prince – an absolute genius gone much too soon.
— Ryan Clark (@RyanClarkDH) April 21, 2016
— Metal Allegiance (@metalallegiance) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince… Another amazing talent has left us- so sad ..
— FrankBello (@TheFrankBello) April 21, 2016
RIP @Prince-Your talent is immeasurable & you will be sorely missed. May God Bless your soul. Prayers & thoughts to family, friends & fans.
— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) April 21, 2016
WTF?!! RIP Prince :(
— Renholdër Lohner (@dannylohner) April 21, 2016
— Zeu⚡⚡ (@zeuss1) April 21, 2016
@prince ??? Wtf????
— BillyBio (@billybiohazard) April 21, 2016
Can't believe it. RIP Prince. https://t.co/GkL8bAVU5K
— kylesa (@kylesamusic) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE. A true inspiration to the flamboyant and freaks alike.
— OW (@oldwoundsnj) April 21, 2016
#ripprince way too soon.
— Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) April 21, 2016
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) April 21, 2016
Prince. What a bummer. It seems fake.
— Stix Zadinia (@Stixzadinia) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince. Rock n Roll Heaven sure is putting together an amazing supergroup. https://t.co/xz25U5W5kQ
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) April 21, 2016
What a sad day for all of music after hearing the news of Prince's death. He was a pioneer artist that defined limitless boundaries!!
— REX BROWN (@REJASFROMTEJAS) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince dammit. One of my first guitar heroes.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) April 21, 2016
— #metalocalypse (@youarethegears) April 21, 2016
Seems like I’m in a dream. Prince dead at 57. There are no words to describe this loss.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) April 21, 2016
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) April 21, 2016
I am #transformed
— Prince (@prnlegacy) April 15, 2016