The Best Rock Guitarists Who Ever Lived

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Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

Some would say Iommi was the father of all modern hard rock and metal guitarists. He was the master of the riff and infused blues into his outwardly metal tone. On top of that, he was a lefty.

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Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

Known for his confidence and his tonal dominance on stage, Blackmore is cemented in history as a pioneer for blues-inspired hard rock, bordering on metal. He was also a Fender nerd and has two Stratocaster’s named after him, including the one he is playing in the picture.

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The More You Know

  • Dave Grohl was so intimidated by Kurt Cobain that he hid a lot of the music he made while on tour with Nirvana. After Cobain's death, the tucked away music would become Foo Fighters' first album.
  • ZZ Top refused a $1,000,000 offer from Gillette to shave their beards for an ad.
  • Bob Dylan said on his school yearbook that his ultimate dream was being in Little Richard’s band.
  • Most department stores tend to play slower music, in order to slow down customers and keep them shopping longer. The opposite is true for restaurants.
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