​Guitarist Jeff Golub dies at 59

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Guitarist Jeff Golub, who played alongside Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, has died. He was 59.

Golub's management company told CBS News he died Thursday at his New York City home with family members by his side. He had rare brain disorder called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Golub tackled various musical genres throughout his career - from jazz and electric blues to hard rock. He released several solo albums and served as Stewart's lead guitarist for eight years.

Born in Copley, Ohio, Golub grew up listening to guitarists George Benson, Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.

"To me, there's only two kinds of music: the kind that's from the heart and the kind that's not," Jeff Golub said in a statement on his website. "Regardless of the style or genre, music is either real or it's not real. I like any kind of music that's from the heart, and that's the kind that I try to make."

There's a Golub tribute concert set for Jan. 21 at New York's B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, featuring Dave Koz, Christopher Cross, Chuck Loeb, Kirk Whalum, among others.

Fellow musicians remembered Golub Friday on Twitter:

Check out a performance below: