Rolling Stones list of 100 guitar gods

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  1. reg

    reg :-X-: Established Member

    hmmm ... ya think???

    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    3 B.B. King
    4 Eric Clapton
    5 Robert Johnson
    6 Chuck Berry
    7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    8 Ry Cooder
    9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
    11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
    12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
    13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    14 Jeff Beck
    15 Carlos Santana
    16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
    17 Jack White of the White Stripes
    18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    19 Richard Thompson
    20 James Burton
    21 George Harrison
    22 Mike Bloomfield
    23 Warren Haynes
    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King
    26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
    27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    28 Stephen Stills
    29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
    30 Buddy Guy
    31 Dick Dale
    32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
    33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
    35 John Fahey
    36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
    37 Bo Diddley
    38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
    39 Brian May of Qeen
    40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    41 Clarence White of the Byrds
    42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
    43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
    44 Scotty Moore
    45 Frank Zappa
    46 Les Paul
    47 T-Bone Walker
    48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
    49 John McLaughlin
    50 Pete Townshend
    51 Paul Kossoff of Free
    52 Lou Reed
    53 Mickey Baker
    54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
    55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
    56 Tom Verlaine of Television
    57 Roy Buchanan
    58 Dickey Betts
    59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
    61 Ike Turner
    62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
    63 Danny Gatton
    64 Mick Ronson
    65 Hubert Sumlin
    66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    67 Link Wray
    68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
    69 Steve Howe of Yes
    70 Eddie Van Halen
    71 Lightnin' Hopkins
    72 Joni Mitchell
    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
    74 Johnny Winter
    75 Adam Jones of Tool
    76 Ali Farka Toure
    77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
    78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
    79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
    81 Derek Trucks
    82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    83 Neil Young
    84 Eddie Cochran
    85 Randy Rhoads
    86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    87 Joan Jett
    88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
    89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
    90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
    91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
    92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
    94 Bert Jansch
    95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
    96 Angus Young of AC/DC
    97 Robert Randolph
    98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
  2. method77

    method77 High Fidelity

    i suppose they mean electric guitar cause if not... where the hell is Paco De Lucia?
  3. Kooperman

    Kooperman Guest

    That list is a farce.....meant to stir controversy and get Rolling Stone's name on tongues. To begin with, nobody in their right mind would attempt to name a top 100, and certainly not as shallowly as some bozo made this one.
  4. Krell

    Krell worthless dirtball Expert

    Joan Jett?

    Good grief, Kenny Wayne Shepherd blows that has been away.

    Farce it is.

    CCSDUDE Proud Girl Lover

    Indeed it's a load of shit....

    Where the hell is Terry Kath?!?
  6. Truncheon

    Truncheon Member

    This is one area that being a major label "artist" helps. If you are selling enough units, they can buy you heavy rotation on the radio. They can get you a publicist and create a buzz.

    They can get you the the "really heavy" interviews with the icons of rock publication.

    I would point out Frank Zappa at #45. The man 's credentials as a guitar player, composer and all around artist far exceed everyone else on this list put together. This is not an opinion, this is a fact! If you doubt me, do some research.

    My point is this: Lists like these are not objective. They are part of a grand marketing scheme put int play by the people that the RIAA represents. They should be taken with a "grain of salt".

    For those about to rock, WE SALUTE YOU!
    (Angus Young at #96? Bitch, are you for real?)
  7. MainManMoe

    MainManMoe Guest

    First post in the lounge! Lol

    I just HAD to post on this thread because that top 100 list is an insult!

    I agree, this list has only been made to provoce debate and get Rolling Stone mentioned. Ive been involved in many fanclubs and mailing lists and Ive yet to meet any rockfans who dont detest Rolling Stones Magazine! Ugh this makes me so angry!

    Ps: Truncheon Zappa far exeeding EVERYBODY on that list? As a guitar player? No way son, not by a long shot and believe me I know my music and Ive done my research. I dont even want to go into details, because Im sure you just wrote that because you were also angry about this list and Im sure you actually do know better.

    PsPs: heres an example of how far out this list is

    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King

    The Edge is even on the same list as Freddy King? And not only that, but also BEFORE Freddy King??!! Somebody must have been dippin the snout in that Crazy Giraffo Banana Wine!
  8. Kooperman

    Kooperman Guest

    Rolling Stone has degenerated to little more than Seventeen magazine. But in the glory days of the late 60's to the early 70's it was cutting edge and smouldering with energy. Most importantly, it was well written and literate. I have a large collection of those issues.....what passes for Rolling Stone now is merely corporate shilling between front and back covers.
  9. The Hunter

    The Hunter Janitor

    A farce indeed, I agree no Terry Kath, no Rick Emmet, and many, many more.
  10. MainManMoe

    MainManMoe Guest

    Kooperman, I know Rolling Magazine quite well and I know the part they played in the popularism of American and British rock through the seventies (their top era of influence). Honestly, I dont see that as a credential. They are and have always been "hype" and nothing else. The pseudo intellectualism of rock journalism in the early seventies has always left me unimpressed, even back then, although I certainly agree that they were far more "authentic" then than now.
  11. rainbowdemon

    rainbowdemon the zp police Established Member

    No Terry Kath is a farce indeed. And Brian May is way, way too low on the list. May imo should be in the top 5.
  12. Kooperman

    Kooperman Guest

    What would you consider authentic, then? If you say Crawdaddy I won't argue....Crawdaddy was authentic.....but success is also part of the mixture too and Crawdaddy didn't have enough of it. Or maybe you're a Tiger Beat guy?
  13. cheapprick

    cheapprick Member

    I actually think they have most of the right names, but they appear to have used a random number generator to decide who was placed where.

    pfft 27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits

    Also, they took great pains not to look at any of the country artists that may have belonged there.
  14. Kooperman

    Kooperman Guest

    Jazz is also ignored, although you could place Joni Mitchell there. When I think guitar gods, I don't think I could place her a notch above Johnny Winter, lol.
  15. method77

    method77 High Fidelity

    agree on that one.

    but hey... this is top 100 out of the thousands of artists who belong there. Take it easy on them.

    but... where the hell is Paco DeLucia??? lol
  16. This list is bull. Wheres Slash from G&R?
  17. The Hunter

    The Hunter Janitor

    Truncheon, your remark was tastless, and rude.
  18. rainbowdemon

    rainbowdemon the zp police Established Member

    A list that includes Joan Jett but does not include Martin Barre? wtf?? I could go on, but there is no point
    And I agree with Janet, you have nothing to apologize for. The meatball who made that remark needs to apologize.
  19. shawners

    shawners Hurt no more my son.

    I hope its in no particular order, cause eric clapton should be higher.. Wheres richie sambora of Bon Jovi?? Steve PERRY??
    I mean , come on, JOAN JETT?

    CCSDUDE Proud Girl Lover

    Meatball? MEATBALL?

    I'm Italian and thatah offendsah us dirty I-tal-yons!

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