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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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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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Goodbye To Romance

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>

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

angus young rocks yeah so does AC/DC yeayh

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

Love Rose.......
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Goodbye To Romance

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>

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

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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Goodbye to Romance

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>

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

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

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

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

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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Goodbye to Romance

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.

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

I don't know how anyone could classify Tony as a Blues guitarist, or Dime as Death Metal. Here is my liist of sorts:

Classic Metal - Tony Iommi
Hard Rock/Blues - Jimmy page
Classical Rock - Randy Rhoads
Melodic Metal - Glenn Tipton
Heavy Metal - Dimebag Darrel
Death Metal - Kerry King
Southern/Texas Rock/Blues - Billy Gibbons
Jazz - Pat Matheny (This guy is extrodinary. Hell he plays this crazy mother f***ing guitar http://www.musicgadgets.net/images/guitar3.jpg)

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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 OK OK..... You both have me on this one :-(....... I guess you can look at it this way too.... For those of us that grew up with Black Sabbath, we are going to die sooner. For those that are younger, you guys will have more of a life to live on this beautiful planet that we call EARTH........ :-)

Love you guys (well most of you guys)..........

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Goodbye to Romance

Because debate is what makes forums interesting. I find it fun to express my own opinions and others' and discuss them from my point of view.

History is important otherwise we don't learn anything but you need to look upon the past with today's eyes. Did you know people voted for Hitler...or even Bush for another example. Back then Hitler was praised and only later (when it commited genocide among other things) was he called evil, does that not mean that he wasn't evil beofre? Bush also was thought he would do good things (atleast from republicans) and its only later that he is called dumb but was it not so before the fact?

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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)

80soholic no elvis?!? no robert johnson no john lee hooker no bb king no rock. elvis ripped off black music and the blues. anyway....
Zakk Wylde
Nick Catanese
James Hetfield/Kirk Hammett
Toni Iommi
Gary Rossington/Allen Collins/Ed King/Steve Gains
Darrell Dimebag Abbott

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keep it real, hard, and heavy as hell
Bleed Black Label Society

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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OMG Tony does a lot of blues...... I know that Black Sabbath is considered hard rock but with Iommi there is a lot of blues in his guitar playing as there is in Jimmy Page. Page is more of a hard rock guitar player IMO than Toni though. Goat?????? What is your take?

Love you all............

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Goodbye To Romance

i feel the love, really, i do.... :-)))

Yes Hitler was a hero to his country man, and after he wrote his book mein kampf where he stated what he wanted to do with Germany, uniting it, they not only voted him in, they loved him. It wasn't until the common people of Germany, as well the rest of the world, started to realize that he was not just extraditing German Jews from Germany, but instead he was committing “endlosung” better known as the final solution, that the s*** hit the fan so to speak.

As for the debate over the term Heavy Metal, I heard that a music critic used the term to describe a particular band, not sure what band it was exactly, but the review went as follows “it sounds as if heavy metal is being dropped from the skies, or something along those lines. The critic said it got a great response so he kept using it, and the word stuck to describe ultra hard rock music. Of course the band Steppenwolf made the phrase famous using it in their hit “Born to be Wild”, so no one really knows to whom to credit as the lone inventor of that particular term, it’s a lot like what came first, the chicken or the egg?? Lol

. As for what heavy rock was called when I was a kid, and since I was born in 67, most of my early memories of course are of the 70’s. When I was young the term acid rock was commonly used to describe bands such as Alice Cooper, Kiss, as well as Sabbath. I never cared for the term, and was happy to see it lose popularity and replaced by better terminology, one being heavy metal. But I am kind of strange when it comes to labels, and when buying, or listening to music it plays almost nothing in my choosing an artist or band. With me it either grabs me by the boo boo, or it don’t. Labels can pretty much kiss my ass, and yes unfortunately I have to sometimes use them in order to have a music conversation with somebody, but its only because the industry, the general populace insists on using those terms. I am an easy critic to read & understand, with me its just a simple thumb up, or a thumb down, or it rocks bro, do yourself a favor and go buy it! After all the music is what should be doing the talking!

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>

OK OUTLAW..... You like James and Kirk aye? I'll put a pic up of one or the other with me for ya for awhile....... ;-)

Rose........... By the way..... Moterhead is pretty good LOL.............

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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on. ;-)

There's like 5 favorite guitar players for me: Tony Iommi, Randy Rhodes, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, and Eddie Van Halen. But there's an endless list, I could go on forever and ever and ever...

OK Rose, now you're in trouble. As punishment you must get a real piece of paper and write in down CORRECTLY 10 times!!!!! T-O-N-Y I-O-M-M-I...tsk tsk tsk...

But back on topic there is may more of a Blues feel to Zeppelin expecially with Jones. Tony uses a lot of Blues scales for his solos (especially in the 70-76 era) mostly due to his old roots of the Polka Tulksm but when his fingers were sliced he couldn't play that way anymore and it just a bit. If anything he is more jazzy especially with Bill in there too.

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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)

Man that almost put me into the mood for some Burt Bacharach, we all now how Burt can do them love songs! :)

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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 well when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon I guess that doesn't matter either does it. If that had not happened you wouldn't have your satellite s***. "One small step for man, one GIANT leap for mankind".....You think he just said those words on a whim? NOT!!!!!! That was so carefully thought out for a long time before it was put together. After that mission the world changed very quickly......... OH but we need to not worry about that. I guess we can just pretend when our cell phone rings, it is a dream aye? Or when we have wireless stuff, it is only cause we cannot see the wires.....

Ozzy loves the cordless michs......... As does all of the other musisions that don't have to drag those wires around anymore...... BUT we need to think about now so f*** the moon.... LOL

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

Barbaros Ghost... Well we agree on someting FINALLY!!! LOL..... We both like the same guitarist James Patrick Page :-) Good Choice!!!!!!!

Rose..................

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Goodbye to Romance ----- Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on. ;-)

Malmsteen
Rhoads
Hendrix
EVH
Page

will everyone shut up about slayer and pantera being death metal
THEY'RE NOT!!!!!
does slayer really sound like suffocation or amon amarth
well does pantera

T-O-N-Y-I-O-M-M-I *10 LOL..........Yeah I know that Page is awesom on the blues as well but you must admit that this has to be a toss up........ Jimmy Page...... Dazed and Confused........ To be honest, I think that both of them are pretty much in the same catagory........ I know that Page rocked in Blues as did Tony...... This really is a hard one HELP!!!!!!!

Love you all.....................................

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Goodbye To Romance

LMFAO!!!!! Rock on Burk......

Love you guys................
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Goodbye to Romance

Ok, I either smoked some really, really bad s*** last night, or I have been away a while on a really long trip, maybe to the moon in fact? Because I am not sure how, or why Neil was brought into this thread? I mean I like ole Neil, & I love space, in fact the space program may be mans only hope for survival, but when did anyone argue Neils part in history, or who uses wireless mics an such, & satellites??? I love technology, I believe it may be our only means of escaping our past mistakes & blunders, but how did we go from the discussion of the label heavy metal, to space & satellites an s***??? lol

Please explain this further, I am confused as to what you are trying to say here????

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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>

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misfit66
theres alotta good talent out there...
1. robert johnson-blues
2. tony iommi-riff master
3.satriani
4. dimbag darrell
5.john christ
6.randy rhoads
7.zakk wylde
8. angus young
9.john petrucci
10.steve vai
theres my top 10 of the rock world, not in that order.
honerable mention
1. brian may
2. gary moore
3.jimmy page

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 !,,!