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    Rolling Stone updates 100 Greatest guitarsts

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/li...rists-20111123

    Top ten:
    10. Pete Townshend
    9. Duane Allman
    8. Eddie Van Halen
    7. Chuck Berry
    6. B. B. King
    5. Jeff Beck
    4. Keith Richards
    3. Jimmy Page
    2. Eric Clapton
    1. Jimi Hendrix

    Also they did a poll for the top 10 VH songs, which is laughable at best:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ph...songs-20111123

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    That list is about as full of shit as a christmas turkey.
    Ill inspect it in more detail later but Clapton at #2 wtf?

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    We got the Eddie cover in our store!!!!

    RS printed a few different covers: Hendrix, Van Halen, Page & Clapton.

    I got the Eddie one, tonight (awesome cover shot)!

    I thought it was cool that EVH made one of the covers.
    Randy Rhoads & Dimebag are both featured in the top 100, but grunge virtuoso, Kurt
    Cobain, beat both of them.

    It's tough to compete with 'ol nimble-fingered Cobain...

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    This one was voted on by guitarists, and I think that Eddie was one of the voters according to some article I read.
    But Ed at 8? Man that's some bullshit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhfanjack View Post
    This one was voted on by guitarists, and I think that Eddie was one of the voters according to some article I read.
    But Ed at 8? Man that's some bullshit!
    I dunno if Ed was on the panel, but he does write about Clapton.

    It drives me crazy, because Clapton never gives Ed respect.
    Ed can play circles around the guy, yet it always feels like he looks down upon him.
    Beck, Blackmore, Page...
    They all respect Edward, and they should.
    Eric doesn't get him.

    And i'm sorry, i don't agree with BB King & Chuck Berry being above Ed.
    Actually, i don't agree with Keith Richards either.
    It's a best guitarist list, not best songwriter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I dunno if Ed was on the panel, but he does write about Clapton.

    It drives me crazy, because Clapton never gives Ed respect.
    Ed can play circles around the guy, yet it always feels like he looks down upon him.
    Beck, Blackmore, Page...
    They all respect Edward, and they should.
    Eric doesn't get him.

    And i'm sorry, i don't agree with BB King & Chuck Berry being above Ed.
    Actually, i don't agree with Keith Richards either.
    It's a best guitarist list, not best songwriter.
    To me it's Ed, Page and Hendrix equal at the top. All three were incredible songwriters, had a gigantic influence, had the chops and the image.. Hell, the total package. It used to be Hendrix for me, then Eddie, then Page. I'd go through periods where I'd love one and start hating on the rest, but now I realise that each were incredible in their own right. Each had their identifiable sound. Each masters at their craft, but too tough to compare like apples, oranges and nachos. Everyone else is below those three in my opinion.

    But hey, at least Kirk Hammett didn't make the list (I think?).

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    Randy Rhoads is always too far down on these things. He can play circles around some of the guys in the top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    We got the Eddie cover in our store!!!!

    RS printed a few different covers: Hendrix, Van Halen, Page & Clapton.

    I got the Eddie one, tonight (awesome cover shot)!

    I thought it was cool that EVH made one of the covers.
    Randy Rhoads & Dimebag are both featured in the top 100, but grunge virtuoso, Kurt
    Cobain, beat both of them.

    It's tough to compete with 'ol nimble-fingered Cobain...
    Dammit, we only had the one with Page and Jimi. I'll have to look elsewhere.

    Also, they don't carry fucking Guitar Player anymore of something.

    Anyways I digress, the list is pretty predictable. But at least Ed's on the Top 10. Lotta "overrated" guys though. I'm a little surprised they put Chuck Berry so high, usually people rank him much lower. Hell, they even put James Burton on the list.

    I'm curious to how they measured each guitarist's worth though.
    Ready, Eddie!

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    Hendrix, Page, and Edward were the three revolutonaries.
    The three guitar players who made a massive impact in the rock community.
    The guys who made legions of fans and prospective guitar players go: "What the hell was that?!"
    These three created scores of new guitar players trying to do what these guitar heros could do.

    The top ten of this list is actually better than I expect from Rolling Stone.
    I'm suprised that they actaully have Eddie on there!

    I'm afraid to look further into the list though...

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    Lists don't mean a thing as it's all subjective. What works for one person, doesn't always work for another. They are designed to stir up interest in order to either sell magazines OR garner a website as many hits as possible. Rolling Stone knows that by making their list controversial with guitarists spanning decades and also different styles, they will achieve what they're aiming for. Ultimateclassicock.com posted this story and wow, their board LIT UP big time. Guaranteed to start arguments everytime.


 

 

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