Well, I have unusualy taste, I guess. And I don't think I can think of ten guitarist that actualy turn me on, but, here's my list.
1. Alex Lifeson - Love this guy, he's such a creative guitarist, so amazing, and so funny.
2. Eddie Van Halen - I'm a HUGE fan of rhythm, what this guy lacks in lead he has in rhythm.
3. Slash - Dark, long hair, leather pants, huge hat, awesome, raw guitar god.
4. Eric Clapton - He made me want to buy a guitar, I was at a friends and his father has some cool guitar stuff and guitars, and my friend was playing with his, and showing my other friend how to play an Eric Clapton song, forget the one... Probably Cocain, anyways, then he asked if I wanted to learn anythnig, I said "Sure" and he tought me layla, it was awesome.
5. Tonni Iomi (sp) I know everyone's said RR, but the only RR song that I felt for was Crazy Train, when I sit in my car and listen to "We Sold Our Soul For Rock and Roll" I just feel so great listening to it, all of it.
Well, I knew i wouldn't be able to come up with 10, oh well, here's my list, enjoy.
well here r ten but its so hard to stick to ten when there so many
and they r not in order
*Kurt Cobain (showed me wat music can do and made me pick up the guitar and made me fall in love wit music)
*Kirk Hammett (made guitar a passion to me and made me fall in love wit it)
*Joe Satriani (made me give more importance to scales and modes)
i have another one i need to put on the list so here goes
i probably missed a lot of em but ths cuz i jus wrote down the ones at the top of my head
well, letsee. I only have 3
my guitar teacher Rick Allred
and Jerry Reed
I know you guys probly think I'm a dork but ya'll gotta admit, Chet is pretty darn great!
Cool list. Ya gotta love Eddie Hazel. And Jerry Douglas is one of those guys who has taken his particular thing so far, there is nobody out there who's even in the same category.
yes, Jerry Douglas is amazing, I have seen him about 6 or 7 times.
I think it was 1991 that he played on 300 albums, man theres only 365 days.
3. Django Reinhardt
6. Fernando Sor (eventhough he didn't record anything, he is still a brilliant composer)
8. Van Halen
10. J.Rosenberg from The Rosenberg Trio and Hot Club de Norvège
11. Angelo from Hot Club de Norvège
Hey , up there in Norway do you get the chance to catch Terje Rypdal live? He didn't make my top ten list, but would probably be in the top twenty. I can't recall the last time he came to the States.
No particular order
in no particular order
django rheinhardt (he did all his influential recorded work with 2 FINGERS!@!!!!!!) lost em in a burning accident at a carnival......DAMN!!!
1. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
2. Eric Clapton
3. Jimmi Hendrix
4. Tony Iommi
5. Carlos Santana
6. Steve Vai
7. Eddie Van Halen
8. Larry LaLonde (Primus)
9. Trey Anastasio (Phish)
10. John Frusciante (Chili Peppers)
In no particular order...
SRV--taught me that it's more about soul than notes. and much more.
John Scofield--opened my ears to new ideas and to jazz
Dave Matthews--helped me to play great rhythm guitar
Eric Johnson--showed me the importance of outlining chords while soloing
Trey Anastasio--fun and crazy but precise and knowledgable
Pete Thoenes--my teacher and mentor, he's the best player on the list
My Dad--played a variety of insturments and is the reason I play today
Buzz Feiten--the Melodic Minor king
It's cool to see how diverse the lists are.
Ben Granfelt (he's only got 1 instrumental song but that one is just so lovable)
Wayne Coyne(Flaming Lips)
Bob Mould(Husker Du)
Lee Ranaldo(Sonic Youth)
Tony Iommi( ? )
Paul Leary(Butthole Surfers)
Joe Satriani,Malmsteen,Steve Via ect....... Influenced me not to play a thousand notes a sec. and not to sound anything like them
and can you if you ever wanted? Let me guess...