Music Gear News

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

Gibson hails classic guitar riffs

Gibson has picked out what it believes are the very best guitar riffs of the 1960s.
Great deals on musical instruments

Electric guitar manufacturer Gibson has named some of the best rock riffs of the 1960s.

Paperback Writer by The Beatles, which came out in 1966, was flagged up as one gem, as the McCartney-written riff is "more propulsive" than any other riff in history.

You Really Got Me by The Kinks was also included on the list, as its signature riff helped to create the genre which became heavy metal.

However, Gibson said the riff to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones is perhaps the greatest guitar riff of all time.

"It continues to send chills 45 years later," it commented.

Gibson described a great guitar riff as a "mystical combination" of fretted notes that can "launch a song into the stratosphere".

The guitar manufacturer added that while the likes of Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran had devised some great riffs in the 1950s, it only became an art form during the following decade.

This comes shortly after Velvet Revolver star Slash told the Times that the riff to You Really Got Me is one of his all-time favourites, along with Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds and Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

Buy an electric guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19818796-ADNFCR

Posted on 6 Jun 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40
thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat

13 Jan 2017 13:25