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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007, 10:25:34 AM »
eh, too much writing, think I'm done here....


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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 11:27:30 AM »
Fact about DMB and John Mayer though is that people are turned off by them because of their MTV status and the teeny boppers and etc that follow that, but there is definetly more to them than that.

That's not why I'm turned off by them. I just don't like their music.

I don't listen to the radio, or watch MTV, and tend to ignore what the mainstream masses say (because it's usually rubbish). I've heard their music, studio and live, and didn't like any of it - that's the only reason for my distaste with them.


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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2007, 05:21:55 PM »
I didn't doubt that, except for the suburban white kid fluff quote..

and an almost worth reading review on the article by someone who apparently didn't open the magazine....
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By: Jim Dombrowski story updated February 22. 2007 9:50AM
monroenews.com Michigan

Okay, I know it's the 21st century and the glory days of rock 'n'
roll are behind for us baby boomers. Just don't tell Keith Richards.

But we're still the generation who invented rock music, so when
Rolling Stone magazine does a cover story on "The New Guitar Gods," I
think we have a right to weigh in.

After all, the electric guitar was the weapon of choice in the
cultural revolution.

And it hasn't been an easy trip. It stuggled to survive disco. It
came back from the dead after the synthesizers and drum machines of
the '80s. And it's looking like it just might manage to keep pace
with rap or hip hop.

So in 2007 we should consider ourselves fortunate that Rolling Stone
can even come up with candidates to throw on the altar of Fender and
Gibson. I shouldn't complain, but I will anyway.

Rolling Stone's cover photo is a portrait of John Mayer, Derek Trucks
(Allman Brothers) and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

My first thought was "Wow, that's sacrilege. There's no way that
these guys even qualify to carry Stevie Ray's guitar case."

But wait. Stevie Ray is dead.So are Hendrix, Garcia and Harrison. How
long will it be before Clapton, Richards and Townshend will be
plugging into an oxygen tank instead of plugging into their Marshall
amps?

So I decided to take a second look at these guys, but the more I
looked, something struck me.

It bugged me that the photographer had these young guys lying on
their backs cradling their instruments.

You just wouldn't have caught Hendrix or Jimmy Page in that position
on the cover of Stone. They would have been playing the darn things,
not posing with their axes like some boy model.

I'm having a hard time forgiving Mayer for his earlier pop schmaltz,
but lately the young man has been doing some wicked things to a
Stratocaster.

Frusciante is the guitarist for the Chili Peppers who are known for
merging funk with hard rock rhythms.

Trucks is the nephew of Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks, and
has been playing slide not only with that band but learning at the
hands of the master himself by joining as part of Clapton's touring
band.

Still, I'm going to start my own list of who I think qualifies as
guitar gods.

I would include Jack White (White Stripes and the Raconteurs) and
Derek Trucks' bandmate from the Allman Brothers, Warren Haynes, who
has been tearing up the jamband scene not only playing with AB, but
also his own band Govt. Mule.

I'm interested in your opinion. Who is out there in today's music
scene (no jazz artists please) that you think would qualify to be
named as the next guitar god?

Send your nominees to blogsmonroe.com and post your thoughts on
the "Revolving World" blog.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky ...

http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20070222/ARTS/102220029


I don't get people talking about Derek "learning from the master" by touring with Clapton since Clapton was around Derek's age when he was worth listening to at all (not to mention Duane died at 24 and Jimmy Page was in his early 20's when Zeppelin was at their height) and Derek's now 27 and has now been touring for 16 years


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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2007, 03:55:18 PM »
I didn't see Herman Li from DragonForce on there. How can a man who created a new genere of music (extreme power metal) not be considered a god?
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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2007, 02:24:02 PM »
wherefore not Zakk Wylde?

Poppycock!


in somewhat defence, John Mayer actually is a really good guitar player, but I can't stand the songs that he actually writes
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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2007, 03:03:31 PM »
I didn't see Herman Li from DragonForce on there. How can a man who created a new genere of music (extreme power metal) not be considered a god?

He really is inhuman. But, most people (usually American) mistake a catchy song for talent. Totally different things.


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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2007, 06:14:13 PM »
Well, the thing that offends me is that, clearly, the guitars depicted on the cover of the magazine are supposed to represent penises, (penii?), which means that these young boys are engaging in a symbolic homosexuality that, clearly, means that Rolling Stone magazine is encouraging our brave youth to become craven homosexual crystal meth addicts.  Look at how the long guitar necks lay languidly on the crotchial area of the innocent young musician, trapped by a Satanic music industry!  Clearly!

(Disclaimer: this is a silly rant that is in protest of the silly outrage over Prince's masterpiece of a Halftime show in which people actually got upset because they didn't realize that guitars are phallic extensions because they never leave the house. Silly.  BTW, I'm sure this has been talked about before, but what the HELL?  Prince ROCKED the entire world with that show, am I right?!?)
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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2007, 08:24:18 PM »
How can a man who created a new genere of music (extreme power metal) not be considered a god?

I've not yet heard this band, mainly due to the fact that people who DON'T LIKE METAL started talking about them, but I very seriously doubt that these tools created extreme power metal. In fact, looking into their history, they formed in 2001 so I can most assuredly say that they didn't.

How do they compare to, let's say, Iced Earth or Nevermore?
my entry made my girlfriend laugh a few times, the best I can hope for really.

I'd say Whalberg definately qualifies as really good.


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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2007, 09:23:13 PM »
How do they compare to, let's say, Iced Earth or Nevermore?

I don't even consider Dragonforce power metal, although arguably they are. Nevermore is kind of slow and chuggy (except for the older, thrashier shit like Seven Tongues of God) and Iced Earth is more mid-paced, with plenty of faster stuff.

DF is just, 99% of their stuff is 200 bpm, super-fast dueling lead guitar type stuff.  Here's a video to enjoy. I think they're amazing, while a little monotonous after a while, I've heard their live shows are incredible. And of course their guitarists are insane every single musician in the band is sickeningly fast.

[yt=425,350]HoebJt3rw4A[/yt]

Two things I enjoy about them are - they don't take themselves seriously, and they list one of their influences as "video game music" on their MySpace page. I think this video makes both facts abundantly clear.
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Re: Rolling Stone [magazine] - modern guitar Gods
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2007, 09:34:43 PM »
How do they compare to, let's say, Iced Earth or Nevermore?

I don't even consider Dragonforce power metal, although arguably they are. Nevermore is kind of slow and chuggy (except for the older, thrashier shit like Seven Tongues of God) and Iced Earth is more mid-paced, with plenty of faster stuff.

DF is just, 99% of their stuff is 200 bpm, super-fast dueling lead guitar type stuff.  Here's a video to enjoy. I think they're amazing, while a little monotonous after a while, I've heard their live shows are incredible. And of course their guitarists are insane every single musician in the band is sickeningly fast.

[yt=425,350]HoebJt3rw4A[/yt]

Two things I enjoy about them are - they don't take themselves seriously, and they list one of their influences as "video game music" on their MySpace page. I think this video makes both facts abundantly clear.

Uhhh... that shit is lame. I can see people picking flowers listening to that shit. I'll just stick to Necrophagist, thanks.
my entry made my girlfriend laugh a few times, the best I can hope for really.

I'd say Whalberg definately qualifies as really good.