(Rock News Desk) Geezer Butler has led tributes to pop and soul singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday after struggling with drug addictions for years. She was 27.
The Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell bassist says: "It would be disrespectful of me if I didn't mention the passing of one of my all-time favourite musicians, Amy Winehouse.
"To me, she was and is up there with Billie, Bessie, Sarah, Dinah and Ella. I was so looking forward to her new stuff but I'll always love the old stuff," he said. "A tremendous talent taken from us. Her voice will live on longer than all the crap written about her." Meanwhile a number of rock and metal artists have paid their own tributes.