Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Jimi Hendrix all-time Guitar hero

Jimi Hendrix has come top of a list of the all-time guitar greats.
Guitar legend Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar player in all history in a new poll by Rolling Stone.

The singer-songwriter, who passed way tragically at the age of 27 in 1970, is one of the most revered musicians all of all time as this new survey again testifies.

Even after 40-plus years since he died, his mastery of the electric guitar still leaves many in the business – as well as fans from all around the world – speechless.

Speaking to the magazine, Tom Morello, himself a Grammy-winning guitarist, said: "Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: he manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage.

"His playing was effortless. There's not one minute of his recorded career that feels like he's working hard at it — it feels like it's all flowing through him."

Others in the list include a motley crew of the "who's who" of the music business, past and present.

Following Hendrix in second place is Eric Clapton, then Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, BB King, Chuck Berry, Eddie Van Halen, Duane Allman and Pete Townshend.

That's a top ten most people would agree to being quite spectacular.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801222727-ADNFCR Posted on 25 Nov 2011 10:19 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.

19 Apr 2017 16:01
thumbnail

Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix

17 Apr 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results

13 Apr 2017 13:37
thumbnail

Keeley's GC-2 Guitarist Limiting Amplifier and Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah in White and Gold will be available at a reduced price from the 14/04/2017

12 Apr 2017 15:31

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.

24 Apr 2017 13:35
thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17