Celebs React To The Death Of Rock And Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry

We’re still in shock over the death of rock and roll music icon and pioneer Chuck Berry.

The 90-year-old musician was found dead in St. Charles County, Missouri earlier today, as we reported.

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And now, celebs are showing a LOT of love to the legend — his death is a big deal, and a big loss for music.

Here’s what dozens of celebs had to say about Berry’s death at 90 years old (below):

Chuck Berry, pioneer rock’n’roll guitarist, dies at age of 90

The legendary guitarist Chuck Berry, who merged blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll, died on Saturday aged 90, according to Missouri police.

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Rock And Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead At 90

Legendary musician Chuck Berry, who brought rock and roll to the forefront of the American consciousness, has died.

He was 90 years old.

The St. Charles County (Missouri) Police Department confirmed on Facebook that they responded to a call on Saturday afternoon that involved an unresponsive man at a private residence.

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The police department arrived, attempted to revive the man, but were ultimately unsuccessful in doing so.

Later, they released this statement (below) about it being Berry who was officially pronounced dead:

So, so sad.

R.I.P. to a true, true music legend.

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Flashback: John Lennon and Chuck Berry Jam on ‘Johnny B. Goode’

In February of 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono took over The Mike Douglas Show for a week. The talk show was never particularly socially conscious, but with Lennon at the helm guests included Ralph Nader, Jerry Rubin and Surgeon General Dr. Jesse Steinfeld. The musical highlight was an appearance by Chuck Berry, who played “Johnny B. Goode” and “Memphis, Tennessee” with Lennon and Ono. “He was writing good lyrics and intelligent lyrics in the 1950s when people were singing ‘Oh baby I love you so,'” Lennon said during an interview on the show. “It was people like him that influenced our generation to try and make sense out of the songs rather than just sing ‘do wah diddy.'”

The interview came at a good time for Chuck Berry. Nostalgia for the Fifties was becoming big business on the road, and that summer he’d release “My Ding-a-Ling.” It’s an incredibly stupid novelty song; ironically, it became the single biggest hit of Berry’s long career. 

In a 1971 interview with Rolling Stone, Lennon spoke very highly of Chuck Berry. “He is one of the all-time great poets, a rock poet you could call him,” he said.  “He was well advanced of his time lyric-wise. We all owe a lot to him, including Dylan. I’ve loved everything he’s done, ever. He was in a different class from the other performers.”

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Kellyanne Conway Gives Batshit Interview About ‘Alternative Facts’ And How She Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Be Press Secretary

Feel like a load of crazy on this fine Saturday afternoon?!

Boy, do we have something for you — and it comes from (where else) the Trump administration!!!

Kellyanne Conway is the subject of a LONG feature-length interview for New York Magazine in a story published today (apparently it’ll also appear in the mag’s print version on Monday), and after reading it, we are just… speechless.

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There’s a lot of ground to cover in the entire feature, so you should carve out some time later to read the full thing, but here are a few highlights from it — starting with the literal fact that Conway would far rather commit suicide than work as press secretary:

“Slit my wrists, bleed out, put cement shoes on, jump off the bridge, and then I’ll take the job — are you kidding me?”

Uh, well, OK then.

Conway’s bigger quote-able piece in the feature, though, might center on her doubling-down about “alternative facts.” In fact, she explained exactly what “alternative facts” are, and how she can use them:

“Two plus two is four. Three plus one is four. Partly cloudy, partly sunny. Glass half full, glass half empty. Those are alternative facts.”

We… uh…. we, well, uh….

Yeah, we have no words left.

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But if you’re wondering by now why President Donald Trump hasn’t, you know, fired her — well, they have a REALLY close relationship:

“When I want to talk to him, I go talk to him. Eighty-five percent of what I discuss with him will never be revealed. It’s like any other boss–C-suite-employee relationship. I don’t need to talk to him through the TV. I just go in and talk to him.”

Maybe that’s part of the problem!

Oh, and one more crazy little tidbit in Conway’s profile… she’s VERY pro-life, but she’s paid for abortions for other women in the past.

She claims:

“Do I know anybody who ever got an abortion? Well, of course I do. I’ve driven them there. I’ve helped pay. You know, when you’re young, you’re thinking about the person, not the issue. We were younger, and I was focused on her, not on the larger public policy.”

Wow!

…Except, when pushed for details, Conway couldn’t remember any of them.

OK then.

Read the full profile HERE.

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Second-Half Goal By Montreal Leads To Draw With NYCFC

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Oduro’s goal midway through the second half lifted the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 draw with New York City FC on Saturday.

Oduro slid behind the defense and had a soft touch as he chested down a long ball from Patrice Bernier. He turned and beat NYCFC keeper Sean Johnson to the ball and chipped it into the net for his first goal of the season.

Oduro had four of the five shots the Impact (0-1-2) put on Johnson.

Rodney Wallace scored his second goal of the season late in the first half put NYCFC (1-1-1) on top. He pounced on a rebound after Montreal keeper Evan Bush made a save on Alexander Ring. Wallace got his left foot on the ball and slid it just inside the left post past the sliding Bush.

The teams combined for 31 shots but put only nine on goal. NYCFC had more opportunities among its 18 shots but only had one shot on target in the second half after forcing Bush to make three saves in the first.

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