John Legend and Kid Rock have added their tributes to Bill Withers following information of the reclusive soul man’s loss of life.
The Lean On Me singer died of coronary heart issues on Monday (30Mar20), however information of his passing wasn’t launched till Friday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from the music world and past.
Lenny Kravitz, Brian Wilson and Nile Rodgers had been among the many first wave of musicians providing up heartfelt salutes on social media, and afterward Friday, Legend and Kid Rock added their ideas.
Legend posted a photograph of himself and Withers onstage on the late star’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Instagram and added the caption: “He hadn’t sung in public for many years but he joined me and Stevie (Wonder) for Lean on Me. Thank you for the inspiration and the memories, Bill. Everyone, take the time to explore his catalog today. What an incredible songwriter/storyteller.”
Kid Rock added: “RIP Bill Withers. One of my favorites of all time. His Live at Carnegie Hall record has been at the top of my list for decades. What an incredible talent and genuine soul. He will be missed by so many.”
There had been additionally added tributes from Ivanka Trump, Eagles star Joe Walsh, California Senator Kamala Harris, basketball greats Dwyane Wade, Russell Wilson, and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, actress Holly Robinson Peete, and Flea, who provided up a prolonged assertion on Instagram.
“Ahh man. Has anyone ever sang popular music better? Take a bath in that voice,” he wrote. “He touched my heart every time. He had no interest in fame-game and power, so he stepped away from the music business as a young man, after he got what he needed, and enjoyed his life.
“His songs will all the time sound recent, thrilling, deep and attractive as f**ok. Bill Withers I like you, an infinite wellspring of inspiration and pleasure. I’m about to crank up some Bill and let the cosmic therapeutic energies of his voice move by means of me as soon as once more…”