Albert Hammond Jr pays tribute to Bo Diddley

'We were all fans of Bo Diddley’s rhythm and style'

Albert Hammond Jr has paid tribute to legendary guitarist Bo Diddley, who died today after suffering heart failure.

The Strokes’ guitarist, who will release his second solo album ‘Cómo Te Llama?’ on July 8, responded to the news of Diddley’s death telling NME.COM:

“I think we were all fans of Bo Diddley‘s rhythm and style. So many artists have borrowed his simple, but powerful rhythms, his chocolate bar shaped-guitar. Bo Diddley, may you rest in piece and live on through future musicians”

As previously reported, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, famed for his homemade square guitar, suffered a stroke in May 2007 while touring in Iowa, which was followed by a heart attack in August the same year.

Check out Bo Diddley’s greatest Youtube video clips on the NME Office Blog now.

For more on Bo Diddley and a biography visit Bo-diddley.com or check out Bo Diddley’s Wikipedia entry.

Bo Diddley was inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987.

–By our New York staff.

Find out more about NME.