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Guitar Greats: Chuck Berry

Keith Richards once wrote of Chuck Berry, "His songs were more commercial without just being pop, which is a hard thing to do. Chuck had the swing. There's rock, but it's the roll that counts." And roll he did.  "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Johnny B. Goode" are just a handful…

Guitar Greats: Geddy Lee

Three words:  Slappin'...Da...Bass! Few bassist are so fondly revered to the point where their own playing becomes pop culture slang, but that's how mind blowing Geddy Lee is.  Add his one-of-a-kind voice, and it's no wonder fans the world over sing his praises.   Rush Fly By Night Geddy Lee from Canadian rock band Rush performs…

Guitar Greats: Mark Tremonti

From his time in Creed to his most recent work with Alter Bridge and Tremonti, guitarist Mark Tremonti might be one of the hardest working and most underrated players out today. Creed stigma aside, Tremonti's released works have spanned the entire spectrum of the rock genre unlike some of his contemporaries and those before him or after…

Guitar Greats: Mike Kerr

If you ever wondered who the bass equivalent to U2's The Edge would be, look no further than Royal Blood's Mike Kerr. The sounds he's able to create with bass and pedal is nothing short of extraordinary.  With but one studio LP under their belt, Royal Blood fans are eager to hear what the future…

Guitar Greats: Ace Frehley

As far as guitarists go, they don't get more out of this world than "The Spaceman," Ace Frehley. Frehley, along with the rest of KISS, took rock and roll to a whole new level with their iconic stage shows and their classic songs from "Detroit Rock City" to "Shout It Out Loud" to "Rock And…

Guitar Greats: Peter Frampton

Do you...YOU...feel like Peter Frampton is one of the greatest guitarists of all time?  Okay, we'll admit that was a stretch of an attempt at some wordplay, but in all seriousness, from his time with Humble Pie to his solo career, Frampton is without a doubt one of the greats. Obviously, he'll be forever known for…

Guitar Greats: John 5

Perhaps the only thing more unique than John 5's playing is his career itself. Best known for his work with Marilyn Manson from 1998-2004 and Rob Zombie since 2005, John 5 has worked with a ridiculous amount of artists from the likes of David Lee Roth, Meat Loaf, Paul Stanley, Scorpions, Filter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart…

Guitar Greats: Alvin Lee

When people think of the first Woodstock, they often think of guitar performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix or Carlos Santana, but one of the biggest highlights from the festival came from Alvin Lee's blistering performance of "I'm Going Home" with Ten Years After. In the wake of Lee's sudden passing in 2013, Slash…

Guitar Greats: Joe Perry

How essential is Joe Perry to Aerosmith?  When touring in support of Rock In A Hard Place in 1982 after he left the band, they were often greeted with "Where's Joe f*cking Perry?!" heckles. You know frustration is at a peak when someone pays to see a band only to yell at them. But that's just proof at how…

Guitar Greats: B.B. King

We still have the blues nearly a year after losing the legendary B.B. King, but the guitar icon has left us an absolutely incredible catalog of music that spans his seven decades long career. And if you thought his discography is long, just look at his list of accolades: Winner of 16 Grammys, including the…