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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.


Rita got interviewed

I don’t really like commenting on musician’s personal lives, cause I don’t actually know them, so it’s not really my place — but I do it anyway, because why wouldn’t I?

Vinnie and Phil haven’t spoken to each other since Pantera split up. After Dimebag’s death, Vinnie blamed Phil for it, which is fucking stupid. But nowadays Rita, Dime’s girlfriend, is forgiving Phil and is urging Vinnie to do it as all.

To be honest, I do agree that Dime would have probably forgiven Phil if he was still alive. I really doubt he wanted any animosity between Vinnie, Rex and Phil, so they should all kiss and make up and honor Dime together. That’s how I see it.

Check the interview above to see Rita agreeing with me. Can’t blame her, I’m awesome.


Weak Recap: We be winning, playa

It’s no secret that we’re amazing, and we’re pretty modest about it, too. I mean, the rest of the guys who write for this site aren’t really that awesome, but compared to your boring ass, they’re Gods. I, on the other hand, am absolutely sublime. I truly believe a few decades from now people will be quoting my posts and giving them as examples of literary genius.

So why would I, of all people, interview the other writers for this site? Isn’t it a bit like Mozart interviewing Linkin Park? Yes it is, but unlike Mozart, I am pretty humble. And good looking.

Anyway, make the jump and read my interview with some of metal’s worst writers… Ever.


Happy birthday Dime!

Today would have been Dimebag’s 45th birthday, had his life not ended tragically 7 years ago. Coincidentally, today is also Fred Durst’s birthday. He was born four years after Dime, but he’s still a very important piece of rock history, just at the other end of the spectrum.

God: It’s August 20, 1966 right now… I think I’m gonna do something special today.
St. Peter: Are you gonna let another priest molest a 10 year old without doing anything about it, even though you are almighty and can pretty much stop pedophilia with one finger snap?
God: What? I do that daily, how would that be specia… Ohh, I see what you did there lmao
St. Peter: LOLZ
God: No, I’m just gonna create the most amazing metal guitarist ever. They don’t know what metal is right now, but they will in a few years… 20 years from now this guy will change metal music forever.
St. Peter: But God, is it really fair to all the other musicians to give all this talent to a single guy in a single music genre?
God: Don’t worry. Four years later I’m gonna give birth to someone who will pretty much shit on everything this guy will have accomplished.

If you were offended by the joke above, don’t worry. I actually don’t believe in God, so that whole conversation couldn’t have happened. Majorlulz.

[ image credit: xWoodlandCorex ]


Video of the Week: Black Label Society

An obvious choice, for a huge Pan-fucking-tera and Dimebag fan like myself, Black Label Society’s tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell — ‘In This River’ — just had to make Video of the Week sooner or later.

Even though the song wasn’t written with Dime in mind, as it was written prior to his death, the video for this song is probably still the greatest tribute to the late guitar-god. And the song just works perfectly here.

Just sit back, hit play and remember one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time. Getcha Pull.

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