Favourite Singer & Instrumentalist Other Than Bass

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  1. FA108208usat2

    FA108208usat2 Guest

    Mar 24, 2014
    Obviously there are already topics about favourite bass player, now let's talk about other Instrument
    Mention 5 of your favourite Guitarist, Drummer, and Singer
    Here's my list (In no particular order)
    Guitarist :
    1.Brian May
    2.Jimmy Page (I know he copied some riffs but wth I like him)
    3.George Harrison
    4.David Gilmour
    5.Eric Clapton

    Honorable Mentions :
    Pat Metheny
    Jimi Hendrix
    Carlos Santana

    Drummer :
    1.Neil Peart
    2.John Bonham
    3.Chad Smith
    4.Tré Cool
    5.Roger Taylor

    Singer :
    1.Freddie Mercury
    2.Robert Plant
    3.Paul Mccartney
    4.Matthew Bellamy
    5.Eric Martin

    Honorable Mentions :
    David Gilmour
    John Lennon

    Notes : Maybe they are not best, but they certainly are my favourite
    I'll probably add some honorable mentions.
    I'd like to hear what others think, and who's your favourite.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
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  2. devinp17


    Jun 26, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    Guitarist (not in any order):

    Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
    Johnny Ramone
    Jimi Hendrix
    Randy Rhoads
    Izzy Stradlin
    (sorry, it's not 5 but I couldn't leave anyone out lol)

    Drummer (again, not in order):

    Steven Adler
    Tommy Ramone
    John Bonham
    Tre Cool
    Mitch Mitchell
    Tommy Lee
    (same deal here :D)

    Singer (not in order):

    Sebastian Bach
    Joey Ramone
    Axl Rose
    Mick Jagger
    Steven Tyler
    (there's a lot more)
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  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I have always liked Joe Satriani. His modes just stick with me.
    I also like Keith Richards & Pete Townsend for various musical reasons.

    I have always loved Bill Bruford's drums & tone as with Phil Collins' early Genesis years, and Charlie Watts.

    Getting into newer Country Music has revealed a lot of fine playing by numerous studio cats that are keeping my ears busy during otherwise simple Hick-Rock, Hick-Pop songs.

    Blake Shelton's Who Are You When I'm Not Lookin' is I think, a terrific country song: as is; Be Cool If You Did: Both have nice bass lines too.
  4. Mike Brown

    Mike Brown Guest

    Sep 1, 2014
    Obviously I could go and list musicians for days, but apart form the obvious ones...

    I've been going through a phase of listening to John Frusciante. He's Jesus with the voice of an angel and an amazing musician too. All his solo work, his work with RHCP, Ataxia, The Mars Volta, it's all amazing.

    Also there's this guy
  5. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    I would have moved Hendrix up quite a bit, and made a few other changes. But you have made some great selections. Not too different than what I would have done.
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  6. FA108208usat2

    FA108208usat2 Guest

    Mar 24, 2014
    Hendrix is no doubt the best guitarist of all time, but his piece never really got me as hard as the other 5 guitarist on the list.
  7. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    All lists in alphabetical order by last name:

    5 Favorite guitarists at this exact point in time (all lists could change later):

    Jeff Beck
    Glenn Kaiser
    Phil Keaggy
    Albert King
    Christopher Parkening

    (And lots of runners up--these are favorite to listen to--but others may have been a bigger influence on my playing)

    Tommy Aldridge
    Ed Bialach
    John Bonham
    Jonathan Mover
    Ian Paice

    Robert Plant
    Mahalia Jackson
    Ian Gillan
    Buddy Guy
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  8. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    I would rate him above Gilmour and Page. My favorite guitarists are George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. Of course, I like all the others, too, that are on the list.
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  9. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007

    Steve Howe
    Alex Lifeson
    Tony Iommi
    Buck Dharma
    Ritchie Blackmore


    Neil Peart
    Bill Ward
    Bill Bruford
    Carl Palmer


    Rick Wakeman
    Jon Lord
    Keith Emerson
    Richard Wright
    Ken Hensley


    Robert Plant
    Freddie Mercury
    Jon Anderson
    Ian Gillan
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
  10. Jon Anderson


    Louis Jordan

    Bill Bruford

    Gatemouth Brown
  11. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Vox: Freddie Mercury
    Guitar: Steve Vai
  12. Guitar - Jimi Hendrix
    Drums - Neil Peart
    Vocals - Frank Sinatra
    nuff said.
  13. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    Ginger Baker
    Jim James
    Redd Volkaert
  14. Guitar
    Gary Moore (pre-blues)
    Michael Schenker
    Ritchie Blackmore
    Steve Howe
    Brian Robertson/Scott Gorham

    Keith Emerson
    Jon Lord
    Don Airey
    Rick Wakeman
    Mark Kelly

    Ronnie Dio
    Udo Dirkschneider
    Phil Lynott
    Suzanne Vega
    Ian Gillan

    Cozy Powell
    Ian Paice
    Brian Downey
    Mike Portnoy
    Carl Palmer
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  15. Big Hoss

    Big Hoss Up note, down note, blue note, brown note...

    Are we doing a top say 5 of each?

    Favorite guitarist?
    #1. Alex Lifeson.
    #2. Eric Clapton.
    #3. John Petrucci
    #4. David Gilmour
    #5. Eddie Van Halen

    #1. Geoff Tate. Although I understand he is a bit of a primadonna, I love his vocals...
    #2. Ronnie James Dio.
    #3. Amy Lee
    #4. Jello Biafra
    #5. Pat Benetar

    #1. Neal Peart

    Okay not many drummers names come to mind...