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By Russell Spear:- I would rank him, Pete Townshend, right up there with some of the most influential guitarists of the 70s. As a rhythm guitarist and a songwriter he was one of the very best. As a lead guitarist, he was not. He wasn’t a lead guitar player like Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton. […]

By Jesse Spangler:- It’s seems like alot of people hate this band. Nickleback. Why? I can’t say for sure. Is it their physical appearance? The way they sing? Are they posers? In my opinion, I find them listenable and I don’t despise them. They’re no great shakes but not downright terrible. In my 60 plus […]

There are plenty of videos like this out there… I seriously doubt anyone got their money back, but that was not the Eddie we’ve come to expect. Some people say his guitar was messed up, but honestly, I think HE was messed up. He was known for enjoying drugs, although supposedly he was sober at […]

Jimi Hendrix was known to dabble in other musical instruments, other than the guitar. He had to play some of the bass parts during the recording of the Electric Ladyland album after Noel Redding didn’t play them to Hendrix’s satisfaction. He played the keyboards on occasion, the above photo taken during a recording session of […]

By AEWD22:- Throughout his career, Ritchie Blackmore has allegedly been quite challenging to work for/with. He has his own specific plans and visions for what he wants and demands that everyone meet his expectations. When he formed Rainbow in 1975, Blackmore wanted a heavy sound for his band. Making Rainbow a Heavy Metal band wasn’t […]

By AEWD22:- Yes and vice versa. When Jimi Hendrix arrived in England in September 1966, he specifically wanted to meet Eric Clapton as he enjoyed his guitar-playing. They immediately hit it off and became friends. Clapton remarked at the time that he was quite impressed with Hendrix’s playing, at a nightclub in London. There aren’t […]

Eric Clapton is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist who began his career in 1962. He is usually associated with the rock and blues genres of music. In the early stage of his career, Clapton was a member of various groups, including Yardbird, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith. Clapton began his solo career […]

The 1970s may have been the era of the supergroup, but the most super of them all arrived nearly two decades later. Formed by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty in the late ’80s, the Traveling Wilburys brought together some of the best singers and songwriters of the 20th century. But while they […]

By Robin Meadows:- Freddie received a thorough and rigorous education from his boarding school in India. In the evenings he and a group of boys would even gather to learn more about the arts from one of the teachers. They listened to opera and plays and read and discussed literature. So I don’t believe that […]

 Thomas Newman:- John Lennon gave us some of the most sublime songs of the 20th century. He also gave us Imagine, a song that was not, as some people say, killed by ubiquity, but that committed Harakiri by its own tedious hand. But we’ll forgive him that. We’ll also forgive him for bowing out of […]

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