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Favorite Guitar Player(s)

I'll make this one easy for you guys..... We have a variety of music. I'll put down the type of music and then you guys can choose your favorite guitar player from the catagory that fits the tune....:-)

1. Blues.......... Tony Iommi
2. Hard Rock 70's....... Jimmy Page
3. Hard Rock 80's....... Randy Rhodes.........
4. Heavy Metal........ Kirk Hammett
5. Death Metal....... Dime Bag
6. Country....... I have NO IDEA LOL...........
7. Jazz..... Also no IDEA............

You guys can elaborate on this if you want to...... There are so many like Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Joe Holmes, Zack Wild.... Egaaaaaaaaaaaaads...... I think that these are very hard questions cause so many of them are so damn good.........

Love you all.

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I agree with OjZoZhYn, I don't consider Tony a blues man, even though I do hear it in some of his work, but I would consider Iommi a Rock Guitarist, hands down one of the all time greatest! And as for Dime, no on the death metal thing, maybe power metal, but not death. Death is guys like Eric Hoffman of Deicide, or a Mark Morton of Lamb of God, thats death metal guitar work....

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

heavy meatal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZAKK WYLDE ROCK ON !,,!

OZZY jphn IMO doesn't feel that history is important..... I may have smoked a little too much myself... LOL................ Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I quit that s*** a long long time ago........ Read the whole thread Goat.............. :-) I was just using him as an important example....... You introduced me to my mind..........

Love to all Rose.............

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Me....hahahahaha
yikes!!!

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You know Goat I was leary on the death metal one. I wasn't quite sure where the hell to put him. Now that you mention this though, have you heard the guitar player for Cradle of Filth? I don't think that Danny plays guitar does he?

As for Tony and Jimmy........ That one for me is a toss up really.... I hear a lot of blues in both and rock so I can't really truly figure that one out............

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page....... Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what band is that??????

I know that you and OjZhZoYn both know that answer..... Anyone else?????

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1. Blues.......... Tony Iommi
2. Hard Rock 70's....... I listen to 70's METAL haha, so I'm gonna say Jimmy Page.
3. Hard Rock 80's....... I listen, once again, to 80's METAL, so I'm gonna say Randy Rhodes
4. Heavy Metal........ Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell
5. Death Metal....... The Guitarist for CANNIBAL CORPSE
6. Country....... Johnny Cash
7. Jazz..... none. Jazz is alright, but I dont listen to it that much.

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Ah-ha i've caught you rose, you're saying history matters in the case of the name Heavy Metal but not in the case of bands? The history of Black Sabbath includes that Ozzy was fired and Ronnie replaced his role as the lead singer. Black Sabbath today are considered a Heavy Metal band, and it is because of Tony and their past songs that led them to be called such. Black Sabbath = heavy metal now and in the past (although in the past it wasn't reffered to as such) and Black Sabbath's history is fast, containing many members.

Nobody played like Tony did before him (to an extent) this led others to try and emmulate his style and that style aswell as the music accompaning it became heavy metal. Isn't Paranoid a heavy metal song? Right now there is only one Black Sabbath (I would say H&H are Black Sabbath, you don't have to agree with me but at 9/05/07 Black Sabbath in Ronnie Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Vinnie Appice, and Scott Waren). When/if Tony gets together with Ozzy for Ozzfest 08 or whatever there will be one Black Sabbath (Ozzy, Tony, Geezer, Bill, and Adam) but throughout HISTORY there have been many many different forms of Black Sabbath.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

misfit66:
You are putting Jimmy Page at the bottom? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... What about Kirk Hammett??? Don't see him there. You don't like Kirk? :-)
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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
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My Favorite Guitar Players are-Jake E Lee,Zakk Wylde,And of course Randy Roads-Reasons,The three had a sound like no other,All diferent,But most of all they have sweeeet riffs with power chords and arpegio scales,viberatos that cant be matched nor copied,So please people show some respect for the real guitar heros and stop comparing players like page,young,slash,dimbag rip he was a good player but lets face it he isnt no Zakk Wylde Or A Jake E Lee And a Randy Roads,I am suprised no one said Jake E Lee,My god He Kicked Ass With Ozzy-Well thats my thought and opinion Oz fan forever ozzyflaw

The YardBirds hon, lol! shame on you! Hahahahahaaaa

Speaking of Eric, do you like Cream???

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

There was no heavy metal in the 70's...... At least that is the words of Toni Iommi...... They all called themselves hard rock or acid rock............ Heavy Metal started with Metallica........ :-)

Now I am by no means saying that Jimmy cannot play and hasn't played heavy metal.... He can play anything on this planet and others out there in this vast universe... ;-)

Love you guys........................

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Goodbye to Romance

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh...... Your gonna have to give me some time to get a good comeback on that one..........LOL.................

Love to all Rose...................

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@ozzyflaw hey NO ONE on this board loves Zakk more than me i would and will walk through hell to defend the almighty BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ZAKK WYLDE, but man you are way off denyin dime and slash and page and the young bros. you are however right they are no Zakk and Zakk is not them. thats about all you got right.

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Hell yeah I love Cream.... Now that is MUSIC!!!!!!!!!! I knew that you knew the answer to that question. I was just wondering how many kids on this board had no clue LOL........................

Love you guys........

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Rose...shame, shame...write it 10 times ;)...Heavey metal was introduced to the world on February 13 (a friday hehe) 1970 with the release of an album title Black Sabbath. Just from listeneing to the first and title track of the album it is the birth of the genere. Whether or not they called it metal or not, the term was first used (as describing a genere in 1972 in a magazine article about Alice Cooper) The phrase was introduced in the song Born To Be Wild (Ozzy does a somewhat disappointing cover that you know of no doubt). Metal certainly DID exist in the 70s as it was born on 2/13/70.

And I've yet to see anyone describe Sabbatha s acid rock. I've actually heard Tony use the term Heavy Rock. But you listen to the song Black Sabbath and tell me that isn't metal and I'll tell you to listen to it again until you submit ;)

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Oh well I love History, always have, & I believe it should play a much more important role within our schools. Young people today are clueless about most historical facts, they are so ignorant of our history that I once seen a gentleman asked what river did George Washington cross & that was immortalized by a famous painting, the guy didn’t have a clue. It’s amazing how unplugged people are from reality, & I can’t understand someone not knowing common history such as George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware/ Potomac.

I was always a slacker in school, but even I still managed to walk away with a better education than most young kids today, sad but true. To say that the educational system is in duress in this country is an understatement, God willing the next president will actually get something going on improving our schools, but I am not going to hold my breath on that actually happening anytime soon, especially with the war foreshadowing almost every other imperative issue of our time.

As for Iommi & Sabbath being called heavy metal music, that’s cool with me, & I agree they are the sole reason for that title being used/adhering. I also agree 100% that Iommi in comparison to other guitarist of his time & era was the main pioneer of the now common heavy distortion found in most of today’s rock music. Prior to Iommi there were guys like Jimi Hendrix that used distortion, but didn’t write or play in that medium exclusively, where Sabbath almost entirely did. Also Ray Davies of the kinks said he would cut slits in the speakers of his amp to give them a more fuzzy distorted sound. And the Beatles with helter skelter, & revolution made a big impact with its heavy distortion sound. So there were guys that did it before Iommi, just they didn’t hang with that sound with every single song they wrote. Yes Sabbath did show an acoustical side of themselves, but the Sabbath library is almost all written with heavy ass distortion, and that’s why they are considered the Godfathers of modern metal, a title well deserved to say the least. As a kid I would play a opening of one of Sabbaths acoustic intros for my Mom, an she would be like, “oh that’s so pretty I like that”, then of course the heavy blow would come crashing down & I would be like, “well Mom I like that”!

Call Sabbath whatever you want, because it really doesn’t matter, the important thing is we all know it f***in rocks, so end of debate as far as I am concerned….

Later!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

No specific order.. but these are my favs...

1. Randy Rhoads
2. Zakk Wylde
3. Dimebag Darrell
4. Eddie Van Halen
5. Yngwie Malmsteen
6. Jake E. Lee
7. Jimmy Page
8. Slash
9. Warren DeMartini

The list could go on and on.. Kirk Hammet, K.K and Glen from Priest... i'll stop there tho!

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Well I hear ya on today’s youth, but we have a lot of young guys that know what came before, guys like OjZoZhYn are in the house & doing a fine job of representin!
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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

OK Quote from Tony Iommi....... "Heavy Metal, I don't know where that came from. We never thought of ourselves as heavy metal. We have always though of us as a hard rock band". :-) Oh and acid rock? That was a big one in the 70's..... Alice Cooper and lots of others were considered acid rock....... That was a big time 70's term...... ;-)

Love Rose................

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Goodbye to Romance

But history is relative. Have you seen the HBO special "Assume The Position" is a political commentary about how history has been manipulated over the years. It is very funny aswell as insightful. I believe its on DVD. There are two of them, i think the first is a bit more of the political side and the 2nd is a little fuinnier.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Dimebag Darrell
zakk wyld
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhoads
jimi hendrix
slash

Yeah there is a good and a bad in that one... WE were there.... THEY read about it..... LOLOLOL!!!!!

Love you guys.......

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You're both wrong, the first menion in music of the terminology "heavy metal was in the song "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf covered by none other than our heavy metal thunderous king, OZZY OSBOURNE.....

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I've got nothing to hide
I'm not guilty inside
I won't give up
After all I'm still crazy......

ladies and gentlemen, he AIN'T GOIN AWAY!!!!!

Relative to say the very least I think!

No bro, I have not caught that show, I will look it up & see if netflixs has it. Thanks for the tip!

Peace!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

angus young rocks yeah so does AC/DC yeayh

hey now, just 'cause SOME of us on here are youngER dont mean we dont know nothin' 'bout Eric Clapton or Cream or The Yardbirds.....hmph!!!!!!

Yeah, yeah, yeah he doesn't know where it came from and he had never heard of it when he started Sabbath but he DOES know where it came from...the amplifier he was using when he came up with that riff. Ot was a creation and just because it wasn't given the name 'metal' doesn't mean it wasn't metal. Certainly by the mid-late 70s it was a term people used. People used to describe bands like Van Halen as Teeth Metal before they used the term Hair Metal. Heavy metal was born to Black Sabbath on February 2 1970...it has just been renamed since its birth. Its a lot like Ozzy, Ozzy was was born to his parents as John Osbourne on December 3 1948 and later he became Ozzy Osbourne. Listen to Sabbath's title track soem more :D

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

I love Angus Young!

angus young rocks yeah so does AC/DC yeayh

classic metal- Toni Iommi
Blues-Stevie Ray Vaughn
Blues Rock-Jimi Hendrix
Heavy Metal-Zakk f***in Wylde
Death Metal-Kerry King
Classic Rock-Randy Rhoads
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OK I am not gonna argue with you guys on this stupid s***. Call it whatever you want to call it. All I know is that in the 70's we always used to call the rock and roll hard rock and acid rock. Back then the bands did as well...... OK you say I am wrong...... When you meet Ozzy someday ask him......... :-)

Rose

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Goodbye to Romance

I love Angus Young!

Eddie van Halen, hes my favorute guitarist :)

Iommi, Page, Hendrix, Rhoads,Wylde, ther all good :)
I think its hard to say who is "The Best" guitarist , theres different genres of music, we could probably talk about the most inventive guitarist, or what a guitarist has given to rock music, different techniques. For example Jimmy Page guitar bowing, Van Halen tapping, Hendrix and his Wah pedal.

Thinking about it...this is a massive topic lol!!

Much love xxxxx

Mama.... LOL!!!!!!! Your not THAT much younger....... :-)

Love Rose.......
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Oh Rose, meeting Ozzy, would that I could.......
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I've got nothing to hide
I'm not guilty inside
I won't give up
After all I'm still crazy......

ladies and gentlemen, he AIN'T GOIN AWAY!!!!!

Angus is cool, now don't forget Malcolm Young he was there as well.... lol

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

I agree andyparker, there is what I call a street level guitarist, such as Angus Young, who if you all didn't know is actually tone deaf, so give that man some major props right there!

Then you have a Randy Rhoads, or an Yngwie Malmsteen who were both classically trained. I personally love both classifications, each for there own reasons, and some guitarist even though they are not on the same level as a Randy Rhoads, in their defense they have a s*** load of creativity, & charisma, which can get you so much further than just having sheer talent alone. Look at Kurt Cobain, not the most talented guy in the music biz, but he made up for it with his creativity, & charisma, or at least I always viewed him that away, as I suspect he did himself.

Later peeps!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

lol......i guess not....so sad really.....one day i woke up and I was 30.....and about to be 31....damn!!!! But when I start to look at Ozzy sort of......the way i look at him now.....I feel REALLY young, like I SHOULDN"T be looking at him that way.....he has children that are older than me.

But we live today. It doesn't matter what they called it in the past. Early Sabbath and Alice Cooper and Ac/Dc is as much metal as Black Rain or Painkiller by Judas Priest.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

LMFAO Goat......

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http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time/
this was back in 2003. rollingstone sucks. 96. angus. no zakk. yeah what a list!
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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

Sorry if this sounds stoner-ish but I probably will cause of an activity I partook in last night but, music is beyond time and our five senses it tranpires above everything. You don't have to see something to know about, experience, and love it.

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)

Ok here are my favorites:

1. Blues.......... BB King
2. Hard Rock 70's....... Paul Stanley of KISS
3. Hard Rock 80's....... Randy Rhodes
4. Heavy Metal........ Tony iomi of Sabbath and Zack Wylde
5. Death Metal....... Not to offend anyone I've never listened to Death Metal.
6. Country....... Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio
7. Jazz..... I don't know of any, but Kenny G plays a mean soprano sax!!!

lil_ozzy_fan89

Tony Iommi-you should know this
Randy Rhoads-Ozzy
Dan Spitz-Anthrax
Scott Ian-"/S.O.D.
Kirk Hammet
Dave Mustaine
Tom Morello-RATM
John Lennon
George Harrison
Paul Stanley
Ace Frehley
Eddie Van Halen-(if you don't know this, then you don't know music, even though you must like Ozzy)
Elvis (no metal, rock, nothing without him)
Kerry King-Slayer
Glen Drover-Megadeth

you get the idea

Oh Andy your my man next to Goat...... Yeah you know music...... Right on man those were the f***ing days......................... I cannot WAIT to see Zeppelin....... World Tour here we f***ing come..................................EVERYONE ELSE GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love you all

im going to turn into OjZoZhYN, its ZAKK f***in WYLDE! damn!

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
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Now OjZoZhYn that was beautifully poetic! :) And I agree 100% with ya on that one my brother!

Can I have a Hallelujah!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Yeah I agree with you about death metal. IMO that is NOT music it is just plane noise.....

OZZY john why do you have to always debate everything I say? The past is what made today what it is. I am not trying to put you down OK? I am just saying that history has a special place in life and it needs to remain that way. Without history, we wouldn't have the s*** that is going on now. We would still be back there...........

Love you guys.......................

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1. Blues..........BB King or Buddy Guy or Eric Clapton
2. Hard Rock 70's....... Jimmy Page
3. Hard Rock 80's.......Steve Stevens
4. Heavy Metal........Tommy Bolin
5. Death Metal....... Dime Bag
6. Country.......Doc Watson
7. Jazz.....Pat Metheny
8. 60's Psychadelic....Jerry Garcia
9. Southern.....Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks
10. Most Honorable Mention.....Jeff Beck, Steve Howe, David Gilmore, Jimi H, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, I could go on and on.

ANGUS YOUNG, CARY KING, ZAK WILD, DIME BAG (GOD REST HIS HARDCORE METAL INFUSED SOUL OXOXOX),.......AND THE REST IS NONE OF YOUR BUISSINESS. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA......... JUST KIDDIN, LOL! YOU HAV GOOD TASTE MAN...
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