Friday, July 31, 2009

My Top 100 Favorites

My Current Top 100 Artists and favorite songs by each. This is not in any order, keep in mind that I don't care about your opinion on what's good or what's bad so keep it to yourself. My list changes pretty regularly, although a few of these are pretty constant. Keep in mind, I am not recommending any of these artists to you, nor do I advise you to listen to all of them, this is merely my opinion, which I felt like sharing.

1Megadeth (Angry Again)
2Frank Zappa (Joe's Garage)
3Tom Waits (Little Drop of Poison)
4Smashing Pumpkins/ZWAN (Thirty Three/Lyric)
5VNV Nation (Illusion)
6Incubus (Pardon Me)
7System of a Down (B.Y.O.B.)
8Bloodhound Gang (Mope)
9Misfits (Saturday Night)
10Rush (The Trees)
11Journey (Faithfully)
12Elton John (Levon)
13Billy Joel (Miami 2017 {Seen the Lights Go Out On Brodway})
14Queen (Made In Heaven)
15Children of Bodom (In Your Face)
16Type O Negative (Everything Dies)
17Norther (Frozen Angel)
18Nightwish (Phantom of the Opera)
19A Perfect Circle/Tool (3 Libras/The Pot)
20Black Label Society (Fire It Up)
21Monster Magnet (Space Lord)
22Clutch (Electric Worry)
23A Tribe Called Quest (I Left My Wallet In El Segundo)
24Ozzy Osbourne (Shot in the Dark)
25Matchbox Twenty (Long Day)
26Third Eye Blind (Never Let You Go)
27Everclear (Wonderful)
28Oasis (Champagne Supernova)
29Gorillaz (19-2000)
30Blur (Coffee & TV)
31Frank Sinatra (My Way)
32Static-X (The Only)
33Stevie Ray Vaugan (Crossfire)
34Peter Gabriel (In Your Eyes)
35Genesis (Jesus He Knows Me)
36The Highwaymen (The Highwayman)
37Johnny Cash (A Boy Named Sue)
38N.W.A. (Straight Outta Compton)
39Duran Duran (Rio)
40Tears for Fears (Head Over Heels)
41Huey Lewis & the News (Jacob's Ladder)
42Kottonmouth Kings (Bad Habits)
43King Diamond (Welcome Home)
44Strapping Young Lad (Far Beyond Metal)
45Korn (All In The Family)
46Mushroomhead (Solitaire Unraveling)
47In Flames (Take This Life)
48New Order (Bizarre Love Triangle)
49The Smiths/Morrissey (Big Mouth Strikes Again/Every Day Is Like Sunday)
50Def Leppard (Hysteria)
51Sum 41 (Motivation)
52Dream Theater (Metropolis Pt. 1)
53Steve Vai (Bad Horsie)
54Joe Satriani (Satch Boogie)
55Iron Maiden (Different World)
56Judas Priest (Judas Rising)
57Blackmore's Night (Under a Violet Moon)
58Enigma (Return to Innocence)
59Placebo (Running Up That Hill)
60Muse (Starlight)
61Radiohead (Fake Plastic Trees)
62Coldplay (Trouble)
63Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon (The Boxer/You Can Call Me Al)
64The Beatles (Happiness Is A Warm Gun)
65Creed (My Sacrifice)
66Steely Dan (Do It Again)
67Scorpions (Send Me An Angel)
68Earth, Wind and Fire (September)
69Fischerspooner (Emerge)
70Aphex Twin (Avril 14th)
71Fear Factory (Invisible Wounds {Dark Bodies})
72Mercyful Fate (Evil)
73Death (Crystal Mountain)
74Kid Rock (All Summer Long)
75Apocalyptica (I Don't Care)
76Linkin Park (Points of Authority)
77Unearth (Endless)
78Goldie Lookin' Chain (Half Man Half Machine)
79Nine Inch Nails (Wish)
80Fate's Warning (Closer to the heart)
81Queensryche (Jet City Woman)
82Steve Miller Band (Fly Like An Eagle)
83Jeff Beck (People Get Ready)
84Guns N' Roses (November Rain)
85Lou Reed (Perfect Day)
86John Cale (Hallelujah)
87Eels (My Beloved Monster)
88Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Red Right Hand)
89The Cranberries (Dreams)
90Place of Skulls (The Fall)
91Eminem/D12 (Just Lose It/Purple Pills)
92Trailer Choir (Off The Hillbilly Hook)
93Zac Brown Band (Chicken Fried)
94Lynyrd Skynyrd (Red, White and Blue)
95Flogging Molly (What's Left of the Flag)
96Manic Street Preachers (Motorcycle Emptiness)
97David Bowie (Heroes)
98Daft Punk (One More Time)
99The Flaming Lips (One More Robot/3000-21)
100Tenacious D (Beelzeboss {The Final Showdown})
101Pink Floyd (Shine On You Crazy Diamond)
102ZZ Top (Rough Boy)
103Dire Straits (Walk of Life)
104Chicago (Saturday in the Park)
105Eddie Money (Walk on Water)
106Cheap Trick (If You Want My Love)
107The Cars (Magic)
108The Police (Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic)
109Tom Petty (Mary Jane's Last Dance)
110Heart (Alone)
112Nat King Cole
113James Taylor
114Creedence Clearwater Revival
115Mr. Bungle
117Ted Nugent
118Alice Cooper
120The Who

Monday, July 13, 2009

Greatest Rock Guitarists 76-100

Still more real Guitar Heroes

76.Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY)

77.Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

78.Tony MacAlpine

79.Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

80.Adam Jones (Tool)

81.Gary Hoey

82.Leslie West (Mountain)

83.Peter Frampton (Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel)

84.Dick Dale (Del-Tones)

85.Vito Bratta (White Lion)

86.Mickey "Guitar" Baker (Mickey & Sylvia)

87.John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

88.Ronnie Montrose (Montrose, Edgar Winter Group)

89.Mick Ronson (David Bowie)

90.Roy Buchanan

91.Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule)

92.Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper)

93.Robbie Krieger (The Doors)

94.Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)

95.Jake E. Lee (Cutting Crew, Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands)

96.Glen Tipton (Judas Priest)

97.Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles)

98.K.K. Downing (Judas Priest)

99.Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic)

100.Alex Skolnick (Testament)

Greatest Rock Guitarists 51-75

Even more real Guitar Heroes

51.Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)

52.Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro)

53.John Squire (Stone Roses)

54.Pete Townshend (The Who)

55.Steve Hackett (Genesis)

56.Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)

57.George Harrison (The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys)

58.Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)

59.Dave Davies (The Kinks)

60. Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)

61.Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)

62.Johnny Winter

63.Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern)

64.John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messanger Service)

65.Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band)

66.Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's)

67.Adrian Belew (King Crimson)

68.Joe Bonamassa

69.Steve Lukather (Toto)

70.Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead)

71.Joe Perry (Aerosmith)

72.Guthrie Govan

73.Kim Mitchell (Max Webster)

74.Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

75.Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)

Greatest Rock Guitarists 26-50

More real Guitar Heroes.

26.Bo Diddley

27.Steve Morse

28.Carlos Santana (Santana)

29.Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

30.Buckethead (Praxis, Thanatopsis,The Deli Creeps, Cornbugs, GNR)

31.Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)

32.Marty Friedman (Cacophony, Megadeth)

33.Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme, Mourning Windows)

34.Shawn Lane (Black Oak Arkansas, Willy)

35.Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

36.Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)

37.Terry Kath (Chicago)

38.Alex Lifeson (Rush)

39.Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention)

40.Rory Gallagher

41.Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)

42.Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)

43.Robin Trower (Procul Harum)

44.Slash (Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver)

45.Mick Taylor (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Rolling Stones)

46.Robert Fripp (King Crimson)

47.Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)

48.Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband)

49.Ry Cooder

50.Angus Young (AC/DC)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Greatest Rock Guitarists 1-25

Here are some real Guitar Heroes for you all.

1.Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

2.Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & the Dominos)

3.Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm)

4.Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group)

5.Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

6.Stevie Ray Vaughan (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)

7.Joe Satriani

8.Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night)

9.Steve Vai (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake)

10.David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

11.John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)

12.Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)

13.Allan Holdsworth

14.Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)

15.Yngwie Malmsteen (Rising Force)

16.Phil Keaggy (Glass Harp)

17.Jason Becker (Cacophony, David Lee Roth)

18.John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)

19.Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band, Derek & the Dominoes

20.Chuck Berry

21.Eric Johnson

22.Steve Howe (Yes)

23.Neal Schon (Santana, Journey)

24.Brian May (Queen)

25.Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, Colluseum II, Skid Row)

Top Ten Rock Guitarists of the 90's

1.John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)

2.Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band)

3.Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)


5.Marty Friedman (Cacophony, Megadeth)

6.Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)

7.Vito Bratta (White Lion)

8.Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan)

9.Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

10.Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Top Ten Rock Guitarists of the 80's

1.Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

2.Stevie Ray Vaughan

3.Joe Satriani

4.Steve Vai

5.Yngwie Malmsteen (Alcatrazz, Rising Force)

6.Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot)

7.Eric Johnson

8.Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)

9.Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs)

10.Jason Becker (Cacophony)

Top Ten Rock Guitarists of the 70's

1.Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm)

2.Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night)

3.David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

4.Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)

5.Brian May (Queen)

6.Carlos Santana (Santana)

7.Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

8.Angus Young (AC/DC)

9.Ry Cooder

10.Mick Ronson (David Bowie)

Top Ten Rock Guitarists of the 60's

1.Jimi Hendrix

2.Eric Clapton

3.Jeff Beck

4.Frank Zappa

5.Keith Richards

6.Peter Green

7.Pete Townshend

8.Dave Davies

9.Steve Cropper

10.George Harrison

Top Ten Rock Guitarist of the 50's

1.Chuck Berry

2.Bo Diddley

3.Mickey "Guitar" Baker

4.Scotty Moore

5.Lowman Pauling

6.Cliff Gallup

7.James Burton

8.Eddie Cochran

9.Link Wray

10.Carl Perkins

Friday, July 10, 2009

25 Greatest Post-Punk Artists

1.Joy Divison
Joy Division

2.The Fall
The Fall

3.The Cure
The Cure

4.Gang of Four
Gan of Four


6.Talking Heads
Talking Heads

7.Siouxsie & the Banshees
Siouxsie & the Banshees

8.Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu


10.Echo & the Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen

11.Mission of Burma
Mission of Burma

12.New Order
New Order

13.Public Image Ltd.

14.The Feelies
The Feelies

15.Adam and the Ants





20.The B-52's
The B-52's

21.The Soft Boys
The Soft Boys

22.Sisters of Mercy
Sisters of Mercy

23.Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode

24.The Mekons
The Mekons

25.The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party

Thursday, July 9, 2009

30 Bands Who Influenced Heavy Metal

These are bands from the late 60s and early 70s, which were ranked for their greatness, and more importantly, how much they influenced and contributed to metal.

1.Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

2.Deep Purple
Deep Purple

3.Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin

4.The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jimi Hendrix Experience

5.Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper

6.The Who
The Who


8.Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer

9.Pink Floyd
Pink FLoyd

10.The Doors
The Doors

11.Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad

12.The Kinks
The Kinks


14.Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy


16.Ten Years After
Ten Years After


18.Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull


20.Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep

21.King Crimson
King Crimson

22.The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds


24.Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly

25.The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground

26.The Stooges

27.The Jeff Beck Group
The Jeff Beck Group

28.Big Brother & the Holding Company
Big Brother & the Holding Company

29.Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Fudge

30.The Move
The Move