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

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

Filled to the brim with exciting tonal options, the Canyon Delay and Looper pedal features 11 modes, each with their own distinctive sound and character.

9 Feb 2017 11:15
thumbnail

Initially introduced at this years winter NAMM in California, Electro Harmonix's brand new pair of pedals are now available for purchase to the general public.

8 Feb 2017 16:52
thumbnail

Launching the intuitive app last year, it's now been made available to those who don't possess an iOS device, making pinpoint precision tuning universal

7 Feb 2017 15:56
thumbnail

A new generation in sound reproduction, the MKIII and Elevate 4 utilise Alesis' revered manufacturing quality/design to bring audio quality like never before.

3 Feb 2017 15:57
thumbnail

A Jazz/Funk collective from Bordeaux in France, The Lehmann Brothers band have been selected as Shure's Call For Legends winners in the recent live competition

3 Feb 2017 13:35

Recent Music News

thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction

13 Feb 2017 11:54
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22