If, indeed that is a true word, but guitarists who inspired me to learn, to improve, to develop and branch out.....From a dude close to his half century; I hope to stimulate a few Google searches if these guys are not so familiar. And I hope that you do, because that might lead...
He's one of the best. If you have never heard of him, google him. Irish born, he started in show bands as a teen and incorporated rock n roll and blues whenever he could. Fronted a band called "Taste" in the late sixties and early seventies before going solo...
Steve Lukather, best known as the guitarist with the group, ToTo, is by far one of my favorite guitarist. Plus, he's a great guy who's worked on so many albums for various artist that few realize his vast accomplishments. For you trivia folks, the group ToTo, played ALL of...
Besides Eric Clapton, my 2 favorite guitarists are Walter Trout & Ana Popovic. Walter Trout is in the top 10 guitarists in the world and Ana Popovic should also be on that list. We get to see them for free every summer at Blues on the Mall and they blow the...
The whole band is my all time favorite!
I am addicted to watching this guy on YouTube. So full of energy jumping around on stage, smashing his guitars into the amps and Keith Moons drum sets.
I get a rush everytime. Sure wish I'd seen them live.
I really have to add...
Mick Thompson/Jim Root- Slipknot
Randy Rhodes- Ozzy (rip)
Kerry King- (Slayer)
Synyster Gates/Zacky Vengeance- A7X
Mark Morton/Willie Adler- Lamb of God
Zakk Wylde- Ozzy/ Black Label Society (Lead)
Mike Paget- BfmV
Dr. Know- Bad...
that after putting out 28 albums and playing with Guns n Roses from 2000 - 2004, that I would have heard of this dude but, I didn't.
Buckethead is one of the best guitarists I have ever heard!!! His style is amazing, unlike anyone else.
Then there's Stevie Ray...
my all time favorite guitarist would have to be Slash from guns and roses/velvet revolver cause of the soul he puts into his playing like in the godfather theme
and my second i would love to meet/play like kerry king with his massive speed and is capable of out playing alot of...
Kirk Hammett (I have his hip tattoo flames shooting out of a Metallica tattoo on my sternum)
2 favorite guitarists that I wish I could come within 50 ft of their talent lol and one of them I would probably bang lol Um Synester for Avenged Sevenfold! The guy is mad genius!!! I love the way he plays!!! And I would **** him in a heartbeat lol and my second favorite is...
Well, where to start? It would have to be Lenny Breau. I LOVED Lenny's playing, it was beyond anything anybody was doing at the time. He played the guitar like a piano, two handed tapping, harmonics and eight, nine note strums. Transcendant. He was a super nice guy, too, very...
He isn't famous but he is the best guitarist I've ever seen.
He was in a small band years and years ago and now he self records his own songs.
It sounds awesome, he taugh me and my bro how to play as well. =)
Eddie Van Halen
John Frusciante ...
Check out Stevie V's greatest hits and Pete Townshend's White City. Face the face is a cool song but not the best for his stellar guitar performances. Pete is from The Who - that 60's - 80's band with Roger Daltry as lead singer for those of you who are under 35, lol...
This guy was known as the "Best Unknown Guitarist In The World". His stuff is on CD, Google him. He was once considered to fill the vacancy in the Rolling Stones. Personal demons eventually caught up with him and he hung himself in a jail cell, but his music lives on.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
Kirk Hammett of Metallica
Joe Perry of Aerosmith
Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
Eddie Van Halen
Kevin Shields of My...
Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Trey Anastasio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Robbie Krieger are all great guitarists you may not have heard of. The first two were the original guitarists for The Allman Brothers Band. Duane sadly died in 1971 and is my...
My Top 10 (in no particular order):
1. I pray to Jim "The Reverend" Horton Heath. He plays so fast, it almost seems as if he's playing more than one guitar. Recommended Track(s): "Big Sky" "Psychobilly Freakout"
2. While he may not be the most...
His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to...
Undeniably - Clapton, Page, Hendrix, King, Perry, Buckley...
Oh, and did I mention Derek Trucks - I would totally throw my panties at him given the opportunity...