Most Talented Musicians
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John Lydon (Rotten) is most famously known for singing, but he also recorded a lost gem in his solo album, Psycho's Path. He played all of the instruments, and turned almost anything into an instrument (Boxes, Toilet paper rolls, ETC.) He also performed many instruments with Public Image Limited. Taking into mind, someone who was only a singer (and couldn't sing when he started) recorded every instrument on psycho's path (guitar, bass, drums, keys, toilet rolls etc.) and is still making uncompromising music to this day, all without any training or lessons whatsoever.
Steve Vai is clearly one of the greatest musicians still alive today. Not only for his technicality on his instrument of choice, but also for the complexity in his general music theory. SALES do not determine a good musician, it is a persons understanding of music theory and to me, someone who stays true to the music. It is not about record sales, it is about what music is to you, and what your interpretation of it is. Steve Vai has always done exactly what he wanted to do and played what he wanted to play; meaning sales are not the basis of his inspiration.
His bass lines are the drive to a large amount of Tool's songs, his technique, discipline, talent and ability to create are all astonishing. With the insane drumming of Danny Carey and groovy riffs Adam Jones spits out they are the perfect band
A founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.
Worlds fastest classical crossover violinist
He is the all time most talented, unsung musician...period. Highly technical musician worked with Stevie and Michael.
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