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Rock-n-rollers head to jail in Brook Park following argument over favorite guitarist
cleveland.com ^ | 2/8/13 | Sun News staff

Posted on 02/08/2013 10:18:02 AM PST by bigcat32

When you fight the law, the law usually wins.

A couple was arrested after their argument over who was the greatest guitarist of all time became so heated that Motel 6 staff was forced to call the Brook Park police.

The boyfriend was screaming on behalf of Slash, lead guitarist for Guns and Roses. The girlfriend was jumping for Eddie Van Halen, namesake of ’80s rockers Van Halen.

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To: Big Red Clay

I saw Van Halen last June. Eddie definitely still has it.


51 posted on 02/08/2013 11:37:07 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Eddie definitely still has it.

But David Lee Roth clearly has "lost it."

52 posted on 02/08/2013 11:40:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yes, he has.


53 posted on 02/08/2013 11:42:46 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: bigcat32

Terry Kath


54 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:24 AM PST by Cyman
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To: bigcat32

Geesh, I thought only Man O’War/Secretatiat arguments got this bad.


55 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:12 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: bigcat32

Alvin Lee, Ten Years After #1


56 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:56 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: golux

Well said. Amen!


57 posted on 02/08/2013 11:45:48 AM PST by plain talk
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To: bigcat32

I’d say Chuck Berry is very underrated. But then, every butthead these days thinks real music only began late ‘60s. Kind of funny, the same time everything went to hell, yet we’re supposed to believe music is great since then and nothing before was any good, because it doesn’t have an “edge”.


58 posted on 02/08/2013 11:48:45 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway
Wait, what was the right answer? Segovia?

I was lucky to see Andrés Segovia perform live, in Germany, when he was 78. His entire performance was solo, with no accompaniment.

59 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: bigcat32
So far, no one has mentioned Bob Dunn, the great steel guitarist. My choice for the best rock guitarist would be Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
60 posted on 02/08/2013 11:55:19 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Rock and Roll was birthed in the blues.

American Blues that was cherished, studied and thrust onto the music scene, primarily by British bands.

The list is nearly endless. But, it’s still the Blues.

I believe the origin of this blues sound, I could be wrong, came from the Irish settlers to what was the back country in the 1800s.


61 posted on 02/08/2013 11:58:44 AM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Fletcher J

Damn - 40 posts and not one mention of Alvin Lee - SHAME!


62 posted on 02/08/2013 12:07:00 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: bigcat32

Fitz and the Tantrums is one rock band that bravely decided to go without gittars and came out pretty well for it.

One musician I follow is a classically trained pianist who also sings and plays a 4 string guitar, which is called tenor guitar, somewhat difficult to find on the market, and which he tunes like a mandolin. He plays it like a ringing a bell, and seeing him on Youtube, I wonder how he plays the bass string which is prominent in the sound, with his left hand?


63 posted on 02/08/2013 12:10:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

For your listening pleasure.

De-tune your guitar and make the sound work.

Solo.

Raw talent, and humility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD-GrAMUzO8


64 posted on 02/08/2013 12:17:17 PM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: dfwgator

First circle.. 22/8 time.. Ridiculously awesome, but a pain to cover.


65 posted on 02/08/2013 12:22:41 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: gorush

The best version of Beck’s “Going Down” was the guitar duo with SRV.


66 posted on 02/08/2013 12:25:42 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: absolootezer0

How about some love for pepper Keenan- master of power chords.

And no mention of django Reinhardt?


67 posted on 02/08/2013 12:29:16 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Zeneta

Cool. Now watch the guy on the Gibson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugoTLny96Lc


68 posted on 02/08/2013 12:33:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bigcat32

I can only judge the ones I’ve heard live. The top 5 are Clapton(with Muddy Waters), Zappa, Townshend, Page, and EVH. I saw Malmsteen open for AC/DC in 1985, and was bored. Angus Young was much more interesting.Never saw Duane Allman, Hendrix, or SRV.


69 posted on 02/08/2013 12:42:23 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Great song !!

But there is something wrong with drinking “Sierra Nevada” from a can.


70 posted on 02/08/2013 12:49:00 PM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Zeneta

I must have missed the Sierra Nevada, and didn’t even know it came in cans.

The song is great, and the video was not the best example of the guy’s work, I don’t even know his name, Darryll something, but I saw them in a live online telecast last weekend from a club in California ,and they were a blast, and he just shined, didn’t show off, stayed in one place, while the temporary replacement bassist gyrated like a mad rabbit.


71 posted on 02/08/2013 1:00:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yngwe’s first solo album, Rising Force is awesome. After that, you’re right, he starts to sound the same. Plus, he fired any musician that was as good as he was. If you listen to Rising force, the keyboard player was able to mirror Yngwe’s lines note for note at the same tempo. I like what Steve Vai said about him, “He blows his wad at least three times each song”.

Lars is probably still hated among metal heads after Napster and Metallica seems content to have lame lead guitar compared to what Ride the Lightning had.


72 posted on 02/08/2013 1:02:49 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: bigcat32

Well...I think Slash does the better Keith Richard impersonation.


74 posted on 02/08/2013 2:14:15 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Ritchie Blackmore, when he was focused and on his game was a master too. Not the over played Smoke on the Water.

Stargazer from “Rainbow Rising”

Pictures of Home from “Machinehead”

Heavy riffs and blinding solos

Not necessarily the best, but in the top tier and my favorite


75 posted on 02/08/2013 4:08:54 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: bigcat32

Everyone is wrong. The correct answer is.........Glenn Schwartz.

Thank you for playing.


76 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:50 PM PST by bigcat32
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To: Tzar

My top 5:
Steve Vai
SRV
Satrani
Hendrix
Alvin Lee tie with Jimmy Page, Frusciante, Gilmore, Eddie Vanhalen.

No Clapton and dont get me started on Keith Richards...


77 posted on 02/09/2013 10:14:45 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

78 posted on 02/09/2013 10:17:50 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bigcat32
In my opinion, the best rock guitarist was George Cummings. He once played for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

His performances were hypnotizing, electrifying and also a little scary. Especially when he strode to the mic to sing "Penicillin Penny".

We will never see the likes of a George Cummings ever again.

79 posted on 02/09/2013 10:29:37 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: bigcat32
In my opinion, the best rock guitarist was George Cummings. He once played for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

His performances were hypnotizing, electrifying and also a little scary. Especially when he strode to the mic to sing "Penicillin Penny".

We will never see the likes of a George Cummings ever again.

80 posted on 02/09/2013 10:29:47 AM PST by SamAdams76
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