Current Queen member Paul Rodgers has posted the following statement online regarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:
"Gary was a friend and a truly great man. I respect that he played the game his way... no time for B.S. He was focused and passionate about music and was one of the best.
"The last time that I jammed with Gary, he came on as my special guest at London's Royal Albert Hall and proceeded to take it to another level... the place imploded! When he played, he was a man on fire.
"If there hadn't been an ocean between us and Gary didn't mind flying, we absolutely would have created more together. We've lost a great British blues man and I am very, very sad."