It was announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth II has died.
The 96-year-old monarch passed away "peacefully" at her Balmoral estate on Thursday (08.09.22) afternoon, Buckingham Palace have confirmed.
Tributes from rock and metal musicians around the world have come flooding in this morning, to mourn the loss of the Queen.
Ozzy Osbourne, who’s currently moving back to England, wrote on social media: “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.”
Ozzy’s Black Sabbath bandmate also offered his condolences, writing: “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.”
Elton John shared a letter to his social media followers, noting:
“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing.
“She was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth.
Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly.”
Liam Gallagher offered a short and sweet sentence, posting on twitter, “Gutted.”
The Rolling Stones official social media also shared a message: "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 also shared his condolences, saying:
“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.”
Judas Priest's Rob Halford wrote, "my second mom has gone..her majesty felt like that to so many of us.. her sense of love duty and devotion and the wisdom a long life brings was like an open book for us all to learn from."
Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock remarked: “God save the king - hope he’s not a silly old thing…”
Def Leppard's official social media accounts shared a photo of them meeting the Queen, with the caption: "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."
The Offspring’s ‘Noodles’ offered his sincere condolences to UK radio host Gene Baxter, as well as “all those who loved her.”
Avenged Sevenfold’s lead guitarist Synyster Gates wrote: “Send her victorious, happy and glorious.”
Nandi Bushell, the young drummer who's mates with Foo Fighters also offered her condolences.
The Queen will lie in state for four days, ahead of of an official funeral.