Immediately following the news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a host of hard rock and metal musicians took to their social media outlets to express their feelings about the loss.

Guns N' Roses: "When people say it's not about the possessions but how you're remembered - they are talking about people like Steve Jobs. RIP."

Bret Michaels: "First, I must express my deepest condolences to Steve's wife, Laurene, his family and friends. He showed great strength and perseverance through his illness and continued to be an innovator all the while remaining positive while fighting his battle with cancer. I can only thank Steve for his innovation, inspiration and creativity while touching all of our lives in some way shape or form. Again, my condolences. He will be missed."

Lamb of God: "RIP Steve Jobs."

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, bass): "RIP Steve Jobs. Steve was of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century. You made all our lives a better place."

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe, drums): "RIP Mr. Jobs! Excuse me... Mr. Incredible!"

Jared Watson (The Dirty Heads, singer) – "Steve Jobs changed the way people live, connect, and view life. He did what we try to do through music with his ideas and technology."

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, vocals): "Thank you, Steve Jobs. You rocked our world... and you never played a note."

Steve Jobs Dead at 56

Sebastian Bach: "RIP, Steve Jobs. Thanks for allowing me to put my whole CD collection in my pocket. You have made air travel a lot more fun, among other things."

Justin Rimer (12 Stones, guitar) – "In our ever-changing world, rarely do we come across a life-changing visionary such as Steve Jobs. He has touched and changed all of our lives in more ways than we even know. His spirit and commitment to bettering this world will live on forever. Thank you, Steve, for accepting no boundaries and proving that dreams are a reality and they cannot be stopped."

Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit, vocals): "RIP Steve Jobs! True visionary."

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, guitars): "I feel stupid, but I have to say it: What an impact Steve Jobs has had on my life. My iPhone may just be the most useful tool I own. Bummer."

Papa Roach: "R.I.P. to Steve Jobs - one of the greatest innovators and visionaries, ever."

Mike Cosgrove (Alien Ant Farm, drums) – "I remember the NFL 'You make the call' commercials playing on Monday Night Football in the third grade. Fast forward 10 years later, and I became involved in music and trying to create. Be it graphics, photos, or recording music itself, Macs made it possible to do it from home and professionally. Steve Jobs and his people definitely turned my world upside down in an unimaginable way. Even as i send this from an iPad with an iPhone in my pocket and a Mac laptop in my room, I can't imagine not having these blessings. From my 7 year old daughter to my 77 year old grandpa, Steve Jobs' endeavors effect my life daily. It's a sad day for technology and especially his family. We're all so lucky to have a pioneer such as him to touch our lives."

Terry Corso (Alien Ant Farm, guitar) – "What can we say about Steve Jobs that truly encompasses the massive impact he has made on our lives? Pioneering the technological world with art, as well as enabling and empowering musicians like myself, with the technology and equipment to work on music anywhere at just about anytime at industry standards. His presence will be missed with the likes of Edison."

Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, guitars-vocals): "RIP, Steve Jobs, he was an inspiration to all of us who dropped out of school and made something of ourselves! He single-handedly changed the world with his vision! When you leave your mark on the world, you live forever! Kings never die!"

Godsmack: RIP Steve Jobs... you sure did make your mark on this earth, and a brilliant one indeed!