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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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1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:18:09 AM PST by bigcat32
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To: bigcat32

Wait, what was the right answer? Segovia?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:22:09 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: bigcat32

What losers! Every sane person knows it’s a tie between Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughn.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:22:57 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: bigcat32
I like the idea of a natty fellow throwing chairs whilst screaming Segovia! Segoooovia!

But of course the real joke is that anyone would think of that jive-ass poser Slash before Hendrix, Satriani, Montgomery, Metheny, etc., etc.
4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:23:52 AM PST by golux
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To: nickcarraway

Sheesh... everyone knows it’s Jimmi Hendrix!


5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:23:52 AM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gary Moore. Hands down. No contest.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 10:29:46 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: gorush

I grew up listening to Van Halen (DLR era)and GNR. Each generation differs. What I have in common is both bands disintegrated because the lead axe and frontman hated each other.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:09 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Tony O

But of course! A good argument could be made for Duane Allman. Both of these morons are GUILTY!!


8 posted on 02/08/2013 10:30:29 AM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: bigcat32

No one can match Rory Gallagher!!!!


9 posted on 02/08/2013 10:32:29 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: bigcat32

Iommi, let’s just stop right there. It’s not about technique, it’s about creation.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:12 AM PST by The Toll
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To: frithguild
EVERYone knows it's Eric Clapton
11 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:12 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: bigcat32

Clearly the boyfriend was in the right.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 10:33:57 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: gorush
What losers! Every sane person knows it’s a tie between Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

No, it isn't. In the world of pop music, it's a tie between Eddie Lang and "King" Bennie Nawahi. In the world of classical music, it's probably Andres Segovia.

13 posted on 02/08/2013 10:36:21 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: bigcat32

They’re both wrong. It’s Jimi Hendrix, but that’s only because Chuck Norris doesn’t play guitar.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 10:36:43 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: bigcat32

pete townsend.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 10:37:38 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: AtlasStalled

“Clearly the boyfriend was in the right.”

That geezer’s cruisin’ for bruisin’!


16 posted on 02/08/2013 10:38:46 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: bigcat32

Slash? WTF? He’s a hack. There’s lots of guys in Cleveland that can cut his head!
Here’s just one, that I’ve recorded with;
http://neilzaza.com/


17 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:05 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: bigcat32
Best all around: Jeff Beck
Best virtuoso: Jimmy Page
Best blues: BB King, Eric Clapton
Best sound with the least chops: David Gilmore
Most underrated: Brian May
YMMV
18 posted on 02/08/2013 10:46:27 AM PST by circlecity
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To: bigcat32

The Yardbirds had three of the best in succession...Clapton, Beck, and Paige.

(I don’t know what order, but it is an impressive roster!)


19 posted on 02/08/2013 10:46:34 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: bigcat32
Somewhere, the ghost of Jimi Hendrix George Barnes is laughing maniacally.
20 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: bigcat32

All great guitarists will be on display from fans here.

I’d like to suggest the ability to put the sounds together with layers of complexity takes another talent altogether.

My vote is for, Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO2BIf12xnQ


21 posted on 02/08/2013 10:47:46 AM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: left that other site

Ooops...spelled PAGE wrong, I think?


22 posted on 02/08/2013 10:48:39 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: bigcat32; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Slash, Van Halen? Knee there!


23 posted on 02/08/2013 10:50:28 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: left that other site

24 posted on 02/08/2013 10:51:12 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: Zeneta
My vote is for, Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew.

I think the fact that Zappa and Fripp chose Belew to be in their bands speaks volumes.

25 posted on 02/08/2013 10:52:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigcat32

Randy Rhodes.
Yngwe Malmsteen.
Kirk Hammet.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 10:54:56 AM 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: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

They look so YOUNG!
Thanks for the memories! :-)


27 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:03 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: dfwgator

He also worked with the Talking Heads and David Bowie.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:03 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: bigcat32

My list, Hendrix, Clapton, SR Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:13 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: circlecity
Best blues: BB King, Eric Clapton

IMHO the Reverend Willie G beats them both.

30 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigcat32
Potzi Rules!


31 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:33 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: circlecity

I agree with your list.

I would add.

Best technician: Robert Fripp
Best electronic experiments: Adrian Belew

And, I would put Belew as the most underrated.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:33 AM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Lx

Rhoades - darn shame he died so young.

Yngwie - if you’ve heard one Malmsteen solo, you’ve pretty much heard them all.

Hammett - good player; great combination of technique and soul. Too bad his drummer’s such a twit...


33 posted on 02/08/2013 10:57:28 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: Zeneta
Best electronic experiments: Adrian Belew

I think Metheny has him beat in that department


34 posted on 02/08/2013 10:58:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: The Toll

Iommi, along with Jimmy Page, is the master of the heavy riff. I also have a lot of respect for him because he plays with prosthetic fingertips on his fretting hand.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 10:59:52 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails also found Belew.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 11:00:11 AM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Mine: Hendrix, EVH, Clapton, Santana, Gilmour, SRV, Zappa. Subject to change without notice. :)


37 posted on 02/08/2013 11:02:52 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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To: dfwgator

I think Pat read Belew’s book.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 11:05:16 AM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: nickcarraway
“Wait, what was the right answer? Segovia?”

Too broad a question to answer. Hell, Charo was (or I suppose is)one hell of a Flamenco player and she's been honored for it too. I'd say that they were arguing over greatest ROCK guitarist, in which case they are BOTH wrong in not stating Jimmy Hendrix.

39 posted on 02/08/2013 11:06:26 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: gorush

I lean toward Stevie Ray Vaughan as being my favorite, but as a Tennessean, I’ll be danged if I let this thread go any further without mentioning Chet Atkins.

I’ll give all posters a pass on this grave insult to Chet, as the discussion was originally in regards to Rock & Roll guitarists... ;)


40 posted on 02/08/2013 11:09:05 AM PST by Fletcher J
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To: bigcat32

Just between the 2....hands down Eddie in his day. Slash is good now a days, still not a Eddie when Eddie was in his prime.

Steve Vai, Gary Moore, hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaugh, BB king Yngwe Malmsteen. Yet Yngwe Malmsteen doesn’t play with heart(IMHO) and you hear one of his licks it gets old. But he is good.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 11:11:55 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: bigcat32

One thing that makes such a list hard is that the best musicians aren’t necessarily the best players. Some of my favorite players to listen to I could never really put up as the best raw players. They just have a real pretty sound. Guys like Gilmour, Lowell George, Gary Moore, Buck Dharma (of blue oyster cult), Roy Clark, etc. etc, were/are all good players who I could listen to all day long but I wouldn’t put them up there as “best ever”.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 11:12:49 AM PST by circlecity
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To: bigcat32

All wrong! My goodness, 5 million records sold to non-discerning musically illiterate public and “underrated”?! Popular crap, remember Sturgeon’s Law, or else I’ll hafta mention Hitler himself and you’ll be screaming about Godwin’s Rule. I’ve seen better guitarists playing street fairs than any of the heavy metal big hair stadium gods! Get real, folks.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 11:13:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: circlecity

Exactly. Technique isn’t everything.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 11:17:10 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Taking away guns will do nothing to stop violence.)
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Have none of you heard Jose Feliciano’s spanish guitar album?


45 posted on 02/08/2013 11:25:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nickcarraway

The girl was correct in this case. I hope she won the argument.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 11:28:04 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Hendrix and Bill Nelson (look him up).


47 posted on 02/08/2013 11:28:50 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: bigcat32
They're both wrong.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 11:30:31 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: circlecity

I like Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher.

But I would put Jimmy Vaughn over SRV. SRV was derivative.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 11:32:24 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: ColdOne

Check out some of the youtubes from the 2012 Van Halen tour. Eddie is killing it right now. I think sobriety agrees with him ;)

(the guitar work on A Different Kind of Truth is amazing as well. Definitely worth a listen if you are a fan of EVH)


50 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:10 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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