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Gigwise lists the top fifty guitar heroes of all time

Gigwise lists the top fifty guitar heroes of all time

Boy, Robert Johnson must feel like an idiot. He sold his soul to the devil, and still only ended up  at number eight on the Gigwise list of the fifty greatest guitarists of all time. Number one, predictably, is Jimi Hendrix. He’s joined in the top five by Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Keith Richards, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Eric Clapton, who has long been a de facto number two when this discussion occurs at Guitar Centers across the country, came in at sixth place.

 

The best of the rest is filled with the usual suspects such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Vai, and Carlos Santana. Surfing With the Alien axeman Joe Satriani also makes the list. His picture bears an astonishing resemblance to Verne Troyer. Though the editors obviously put a lot of work into this list, trying to quantify something like guitar playing is obviously a losing proposition. Guitar rock is not about winning. It’s about expression, and the work of these artists cannot be put in muneric order. Plus any list of guitarists not including Yngwie Malmsteen is pretty much bullshit anyway. [Gigwise]

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Ugh... I gotta click 50 times to see the entire list. Bah!

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Actually, since I listed the the top five spots, you only REALLY have to click forty-five times.

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Wow... that list was 100% female free. That's a little biased, no?

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Who is the greatest female guitar player, and where would she rank?

Somebody alert Gigwise! Another list!

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Tough list to make, but damn, the kid from Muse at #19? Really Bonnie Raitt, Billy Corgan, Frusciante, and Nancy Wilson should be on there.

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Most iconic women in rock list is here:

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Andy

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RFISHBACK

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rfishback

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ROCK AND WHERE IS IT GOING? ROCK CAN BE MUSIC AND IT CAN HAVE A POINT TO MAKE. IT IS INTERESTING TO PICTURE HOW YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY WOULD RESPOND TO ROCK IN THE 50'S. IT WOULD SOUND EMBARRASSINGLY CORNY. WHY? ROCK OF YESTERYEAR DEALT WITH PROBLEMS AND PANGS OF GROWING UP...MOST ALWAYS ENVOLVING A LOVE AFFAIR. AND, IT WAS DANCEABLE. ROCK OF TODAY ESPECIALLY HEAVY METAL, IS A CACAPHONY OF SOUND AT EXTREME VOLUME AND ACCOMPANIED BY VISUAL EFFECTS SUCH AS SMOKE AND LIGHTS. MOST OF THE ROCK STARS LIVE IN UTTER DEGENERACY, DRINK HEAVY, USE DRUGS, MAKE MILLIONS, WRECK EXPENSIVE SPORTS CARS, GO TO REHAB AND THEN USUALLY DIE. ALL OF THIS IS USED TO PUMP THE FANS AS THIS IS SEEN AS COOL STUFF. IT ISN'T COOL AT ALL; IT IS DEATH ORIENTED, DEATH DEFYING...THUMBING THE NOSE AT DEATH ITSELF. ROCK CAN BE MUSIC AND GREAT MUSIC; AND IT CAN CONVEY A POWERFUL MESSAGE. ONE OF THE MOST INGENIOUS BANDS OF ALL TIME WAS PINK FLOYD. THE POINT TO ALL OF THIS IS MUCH OF ROCK TODAY IS DESTRUCTIVE, AND FANS THE FLAMES TO FURTHER DESTRUCTION. SADLY, THIS IS SEEN AS GOOD..REALLY NEAT. THE DEGENERATION OF SOCIETY IN GENERAL HAS LED MANY TO JUST KNOW LIFE SUCKS AND THEY ARE GOING TO DIE. MOST HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM AND ARE AWARDING THEMSELVES WITH WHAT THEY THINK THEY DESERVE. IN SHORT, IT IS A VERY SICK RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARTISTS AND THEIR VICTIMS. THIS CANNOT BE CHANGED, BUT THERE CAN BE AN ALTERNITIVE AND THAT IS THE NURTURING AND REAPPRECIATION FOR BANDS LIKE PINK FLOYD AND CROSBY STILLS AND NASH. HEAVY METAL, DEATH METAL, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, WILL BECOME EXTINCT. IT WILL HAVE KILLED ITSELF.

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