Chuck Berry’s passing over the weekend has resulted in a flood of musical and written tributes to the man credited with helping to invent rock ‘n’ roll music.
Many have also questioned what will become of Chuck: his first album of new music in close to four decades – which was announced last October, on his 90th birthday.
The family have today made a statement which suggests we will be hearing music from the album this week. No release date has been revealed yet.
Read the entire statement, below.
“Since Chuck’s passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album CHUCK, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, October 18, 2016.
“Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.
“For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week. As a tribute to Chuck Berry, and with gratitude to his fans around the world, we will be following through on those plans in the coming days.”