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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.


Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page recently discussed his new limited edition autobiographical book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, in the latest issue of the bi-annual arts magazine, Lid.

The book has been awarded numerous awards, such as ‘most original title’, ‘best book about Jimmy Page and written by Jimmy Page’ and ‘limited edition book released in the most numbers.’

It’s 2010 and washed up musicians are still releasing books. Will Mark still not be reading them? Unfortunately so, as I still can’t read or write.

If you can read, however, you might want to check out the full story over at Blabbermouth.


Stairway to Number 1

I don’t know what to make of Jimmy Page. He looks like he’s gonna lecture me on how human beings are a type 0 civilization and that we need a few million years to evolve into type 1. Or that the “river of time” is bent like a pretzel thus allowing time travel.

Either way, he topped Gibson’s Top 50 Guitar Solos of All time for his solo in Stairway to Heaven. I can’t really comment much, this is a pretty good list. While all of us might want some songs higher or lower on that list, overall, it’s a pretty good one. Read it after the jump.

When asked if he’s content with being #22 on that list, Kirk Hammett answered “Dunlop’s Crybaby Wah list had me at #1, this list is bullshit.”

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