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Just listen to todd rundgren's utopia and bow at the prowess of his hot ass riffs and licks (the ikon)!
Todd is one of top ten for me. Fantastic guitar player and singer. To few listen to his music.
Todd is one of the most underrated guitarists out there, he plays like no one else. - CrazedPoi
The solo in "Death of Rock and Roll" says it all. Todd.
Most influential easily. He and nirvana started the best style of music and he is easily the most recognized vocalist and guitarist
His music killed off all the hair bands, most musicians cannot popularize an entire underground genre
He made music that was catchy and raw at the same time.
Just a cool guy like any of us...
I voted for Gates just so I could post here and say that he's actually a little young to be influential. Just wait for a couple years until he's finally called a legend.
He the god of metal guitar and his solos are blistering and unique
I grew up listening to this guy. He definantley influenced me and so many others with his guitar style.
He Pretty Much Invented Rock and Roll he used jazz though indstead of blues a lot of times, he has a nice 1968 SG he inveted rock and roll with jim morrison, john densmore and lets not forget ray manzerek, he rocks... people are strange, break on through, crawling king snake, L. A. woman, light my fire, love me two times, love her madly, peace frog are only a few amazing songs by the doors
Why isn't he on here like listen to those solo's on master of puppets and ride the lightning. I don't think anyone can duplicate.
Can't duplicate, but many can make better than him
The reason I play guitar
I understand he was out there a long time ago so many won't have an idea of his work and probably never heard of his name as well, but a list of influential guitar players without his name looks fake. Let's just say that if guitar was a piece of bread this guy would be the one who harvested grain... , that influential. He is way over the top of the list together with Segovia and Reinhardt.
If you don't know him check him out.
Set musical milestones creating groudbreaking albums in the seveties and the eighties with Joy Division and aftet 35 years still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Is there no justice?
Acoustic guitarist from another planet.
Highly underrated. He contributed many of the most icon solos and songs of the last few decades.
Neal is a great guitar player.. From his roots at Santana... To Journey..
Hart deserves notation so she should be in the top tenV 1 Comment
Los Indos Tabajaras, a solid and fantastic career on the charts with "Marie Elana", as their big hit, but a fantastic career of instrumental guitar, including classical renditions, Valse In C-Sharp.
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