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Rolling Stone’s Top 100 guitarists of all time makes Alex laugh

So Rolling Stone magazine has a new Top 100 out, and it’s about the best guitarists of all time… Now, I do know how hard it must be to put such a top together, you have to take a lot of things into consideration, and no matter what, people will always be disappointed.

But I really think this Top is overall a piece of shit. I’m sorry, nothing against the magazine, but it just makes me laugh.

James Hetfield is ranked 87th. Dimebag is ranked 92nd. You know what Tom Morello is ranked? Fucking 40th.

I mean I got nothing against the guy, but how can the guy who uses every pedal in the goddamn universe rank about 50 places higher than two of the most influential metal guitarists? He’s even four places higher than Mark Knopfler, and that really is an amazing guitarist. Take away all of his pedals, what does Tom have, anyway, when compared to those three?

Kurt Cobain is also ranked higher than Dime and Jaymz.

Now, about the first places, I do agree with them. Jimi Hendrix is, of course, in first place, followed by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Other wonderful guitarists are very high up, which is another plus for the article — Chuck Berry (7th), Eddie Van Halen (8th), Angus Young (24th) and Tony Iommi (25th).

I do have a problem with Keith Richards getting number four. I mean, I love the Stones, and I think they’re wonderful — they also put an amazing show live. But is Keith really above all those other names? I know it’s probably his writing, not his proficiency, that got him there… But the fourth guitarist of all time? I don’t think so. Are they biased cause they share (almost) the same name as his band?

The whole top is a mess, and metalheads got fucked. Rolling Stone usually has great articles, so how could this happen?

Oh, the guy who plays guitar in Blink-182 was one of the voters. Alongside him, Billy Corgan and a shitload of people I never heard of. Well, with such a roster of amazing talents (such as the dude in Blink), no wonder they screwed it up.

Good job on *most* of the first places, but shame on you for neglecting or underestimating some fine metal guitarists. Hope you redeem yourself, Rolling Stone.

You can read the full article here. Keep in mind that it has that awful image scroller thing, so you can only browse it one name at a time. If you want a headache-free list of the Top 100, make the jump.


Can you spare $1.5 mil?

If you do, donate exactly $75,000  to Dose of Metal, cause we bust our ass each day to provide you guys with news and lulz as we make no money off of this.

With the remaining $1.425 mil, buy Jimi Hendrix‘s house.

Janie L. Hendrix has listed for sale a six-bedroom, 5.25-bath home at 15909 48th Ave. S. in Tukwila for $1.425 million. She is the sister of the late guitarist and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix, considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music. She also is the chief executive officer and president of Experience Hendrix LLC, and Authentic Hendrix LLC.

Read full article here.

So we don’t know if that’s Jimi‘s actual house or not, just that his stepsista’ is selling it. Well, that’s still something, I guess. You can donate to us first, then worry about whose house this is later.

Jimi Hendrix wasn’t available for comment.


Become Hendrix

For a long time, there has been a black hole, in desperate need of being filled. We’re talking a huge gap here. Something people should have thought of ages ago.

Luckily though, Da Capo Press have come to the rescue to fill that gap, releasing a book all about Jimi Hendrix, entitled Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads To Psychedelic London, The Untold Story Of A Musical Genius.

Three things crossed my mind here. One, could they come up with a longer name? Two, haven’t there already been a million books about Jimi Hendrix? I must have been wrong though, otherwise why would De Capo Press feel the need to release one? Thank God they did. And three, why would anyone want to become Jimi Hendrix? Not only is the guy dead (and I’ve heard being dead isn’t much fun), we all know Brad Delson is the true master of the guitar.

I tried reading a book once… I gave up when I couldn’t find where to put the batteries. More info on the book here.


Guitar Heroes

Having effectively flushed his solo career down the toilet, Chris Cornell and the reformed Soundgarden are eager to announce a “groundbreaking” deal that will bring their “new” album, entitled Telephantasm, to the  Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock video game, one week prior to the launch of the album. “Awesome”. If you’re too lazy to pick up a real instrument and want to hear some crappy b-sides, click here for more info.

But why is Slash in the picture above, one might ask?

Well, it seems our favorite clown has been truly busy lately. Amongst other thrilling activities, which you have been able to read about here at Dose of Metal, he’s found time to get involved with Jimi Hendrix: Guitar Hero DVD. Fortunately for us, this is not another Guitar Hero game. Unfortunately for us, someone thought Slash was a good choice for a narrator. Blasphemy, we know.

Read more about the DVD here, view trailer for it after the jump.

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