Category: Music

  • Who are the top 10 all-time best rock guitarists?

    For me.. this is my top 15, from a combination of influence, skill + creativity 1) Jimi Hendrix 2) Jimmy Page 3) Eddie Van Halen 4) Jeff Beck 5) Ritchie Blackmore 6) Stevie Ray Vaughan 7) Rory Gallagher 8) Peter Green 9) Michael Bloomfield 10) David Gilmour 11) Eric Clapton 12) Mark Knopfler 13) Allan…

  • Do you agree that Revolver was the Beatles’ best album?

    I think there’s been somewhat of a shift from Sgt Pepper’s to Revolver in the last 20 years as the Beatles’ magnum opus. When Sgt Pepper’s was released, for the next 30 years it was considered untouchable as one of the greatest albums – if not the greatest – ever made. The reason I think…

  • What is the impact of Jimi Hendrix on modern day guitarists like John Mayer and Eric Johnson?

    Huge. Hendrix influenced virtually every guitarist past and present. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/why-stevie-ray-vaughan-loved-jimi-hendrix/https://www.thethings.com/john-mayer-shares-a-piece-he-wrote-for-50th-anniversary-of-jimi-hendrixs-death/ Both SRV and Mayer were massive fans of Hendrix. SRV covered both Hendrix’s Little Wing and Voodoo Child and Mayer has covered Wait until Tomorrow, Wind Cries Mary and Bold as Love. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/eric-johnson-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-277346 EJ was also very influenced by Hendrix. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/steve-vai-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-278147 So was Steve Vai.…

  • Why do guitarists tend to prefer older technology instead of newer technology?

    I feel that this is a widespread issue with guitarists is that they tend to be a very conservative bunch and tone snobs are everywhere. For the majority of guitarists, the 1950s and 1960s are held to be this gold standard and everything after that time period supposedly isn’t as good. So as a result,…

  • What is your favorite classic rock album?

    so many.. I think classic rock really peaked during the 1970s so I have 5 albums from the 1960s, 5 albums from the 1980s and 10 from the 1970s (limiting it to 1 per artist too) 1960s – Abbey Road (Beatles), Pet Sounds (Beach Boys), The Doors (The Doors), Electric Ladyland (Jimi Hendrix), Wheels of…

  • Which musician that wasn’t an original founding member of the band made a big difference to the group?

    Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac 7 years after they were founded. Previously, Fleetwood Mac had been mostly a blues rock band in particular associated with the late great guitarist Peter Green who had co-founded the band. While they were acclaimed, their appeal was more limited. After Buckingham and Nicks joined, we got…