"I just heard the very sad news that Florian Schneider, the co-founder of one of my favourite bands, Kraftwerk, has died.
When I first heard their song Autobahn, I was struck by how radically different it sounded from everything else on the radio. It became a surprise hit in the UK and sparked my lifelong admiration for their innovation and creativity.
Kraftwerk's influence on contemporary music is deeply woven into the fabric of our pop culture. Their albums Trans-Europe Express and The Man Machine will forever remain classics of the genre they invented.
Thanks for the music, dark humour and inspiration. Long live Kraftwerk!"
Nick Rhodes, London, May 6, 2020