Rock community reacts to death of Queen Elizabeth II

Members of the rock community are sharing their thoughts on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, who died Thursday at age 96. Here are some of the reactions:

Ozzy Osbourne: "I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen.  With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II."

The Rolling Stones: "The Rolling Stones extend their deepest sympathy to the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who was a constant presence in their lives as in countless others."

Mick Jagger: "For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation. My deepest sympathies are with the Royal family."

Sharon Osbourne: "Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth ll. The embodiment of strength, dignity and unwavering commitment to her vow. May you be at peace beside His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg. Long Live The King."

Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler: "Sad to hear of The Queen passing. I remember the street celebrations when she was crowned Queen. Always a staple of growing up in England. GSTQ- RIP."

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: "Dignity. If there's ever one word to describe this wonderful lady & monarch it's dignity. We will never see the likes of this again. She has transcended eras with good grace and service to her country that is unparalleled anywhere or by anyone. Thank you your Majesty for a lifetime of great memories and leadership."

Sebastian Bach: "RIP #QueenElizabeth a leader who brought the whole world together."

The Offspring's Noodles: "My sincere condolences to [radio host Gene 'Bean' Baxter] & all those who loved her. #QueenElizabeth"

Shinedown's Zach Myers: "Long live the Queen."

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates: "Send her victorious Happy and glorious."

Nandi Bushell: "I was so proud to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for her Platinum Jubilee only a few months ago. May you rest in peace."

Liam Gallagher: "Gutted."

Garbage: "Strangely moved by the death of Queen Elizabeth ll earlier today. What a profoundly weird, surreal loss."

Mercury Prize: "Tonight's Mercury Prize event has been postponed at this time of great national sorrow. We know everyone involved in the Mercury Prize will understand. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family at this very difficult time."

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 3:30PM by Josh Johnson & Matt Friedlander Permalink