Tag: Elliot Easton
Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players.
"Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage," said Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" as key tracks.
The panel recruited to vote for their favorite guitar players included Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Melissa Etheridge, Don Felder (The Eagles), David Fricke (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), Steve Cropper, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Lenny Kravitz, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jon Landau (Manager), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Brian May (Queen), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robbie Robertson, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Carlos Santana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Walsh, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Tom DeLonge (Blink-182), Rick Derringer, Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), and many more.
McCready called Eddie Van Halen "a master of riffs" and Joe Perry praised Jimmy Page's "vision of how to transcend the stereotypes of what the guitar can do."
Below is a list of some of the hard rockers in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
1. Jimi Hendrix
3. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
8. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
24. Angus Young (AC/DC)
25. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
36. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
40. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
65. Slash (Guns N' Roses)
72. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
73. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
87. James Hetfield (Metallica)
92. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (Pantera)
Check out the complete list at www.rollingstone.com
The Cars just released their first new album in 24 years "Move Like This" this past Tuesday, and it is a welcome return! The album has that classic Cars sound, with some up tempo rockers, and introspective ballads. Frontman/songwriter Ric Ocasek, drummer David Robinson, bassist/keyboardist Greg Hawkes and guitarist Elliot Easton began rehearsals in October 2009 and started recording the album last June.
The band found their chemistry immediately, even though original bassist and singer Benjamin Orr was missing. Ben Orr died of pancreatic cancer back in 2000, and sang on The Cars staple "Drive". The band decided that he couldn't be replaced, so Hawkes took over the bass duties. The band just kicked off their first tour in 24 years as well, with some footage below (we won't count that "New Cars" thing with Todd Rundgren).
Listen and see what your favorites are: The Cars/Move Like This
Foo Fighters are back in a big way with "Rope", the first single from the new album "Wasting Light", which will be released Apr. 12 on Roswell/RCA. The song is off to the fastest start on the rock charts of any track so far this year and is f**king amazing.
Foo Fighters have a busy 2011 in store, playing shows all over the world including all the big European rock festivals. Dave Grohl and the guys will rock two shows in the U.S. (May 21 at The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and May 27 at Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Washington), before heading over Switzerland in June.
Nikki Sixx and Sixx A.M. are back with another great track. The bands new album is titled "This Is Gonna Hurt" and will be out May 3. It will be preceded by "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx", a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, "The Heroin Diaries", on April 12.
The album is features the first single, "Lies Of The Beautiful People", which tackles contradictions in society. Contradictions that inspired Nikki and even had Nikki questioning, "if I find beauty in all these places that most deem 'freakish' and 'macabre,' then why do I also, at times, seek out beauty in what society calls beautiful? Am I contradicting myself or am I able to actually look beneath the surface when others sometimes can't? This is a good question. Make no mistake when I refer to "The lies of beautiful people" I mean what I say but I am also saying look beneath the skin."
Everytime Sixx A.M. comes out with a new track it reinforces for me who the true creative genius of Motley Crue is! Here's the kick ass new track:
Buckcherry's "It's A Party" is the third single from their 5th album "All Night Long", and another kick ass track from one of my favorite band...EVER! These guys always bring 110% to everything they do, and have to be one of the coolest, most accessible bands out there. They will kick off another leg of the Jagermeister Music Tour March 1st in S. Prince George, BC Canada with Papa Roach. Continued success guys!:
Mr. Big "All The Way Up", is the second video from the new Mr. Big album "What If..." The song is in the vein of the bands biggest hit "To Be With You", which was Billboard's Hot 100 number one single in 15 countries for weeks back in 1991. The album "What If" has just recently been released in the U.S. in a special edition CD + DVD in digipak, regular CD, vinyl and digital download and in a limited edition luxury box including the CD, DVD, LP and exclusive memorabilia.
The "What If..." tracklisting includes: Undertow; American Beauty; Stranger In My Life; Nobody Takes the Blame; Still Ain't Enough for Me; Once Upon a Time; As Far As I Can See; All The Way Up; I Won't Get In My Way; Around The World; I Get The Feeling; Unforgiven (exclusive bonus track for Europe / North America - not on vinyl edition).
The DVD will include the videoclips of "Undertow" and "All the Way Up" plus a documentary "Making of" the album including interviews and exclusive behind the scenes features of the four members.
Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert and Pat Torpey are playing a lone gig in the U.S. April 2nd at The House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, before heading over to Japan (where it seems they could tour indefinitely)
The Cars are back with a full length video for their track "Blue Tip". They have only previously teased us with a short "tease clip" on facebook back in October of the track. The Lab, NYC's premiere media arts company, put together the video for the band, which features outlines of the members playing and singing on various backdrops. We don't actually see the faces of the band members, teasing us once again. That theme matches the album cover of the new "Move Like This" and the song has that traditional classic Cars sound.
“Move Like This” was recorded last year in Los Angeles and upstate New York by the entire surviving band: Ric Ocasek, drummer David Robinson, guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboard player Greg Hawkes. Gareth "Jacknife" Lee (U2, R.E.M.) produced five tracks; the band did the rest:
The Cars are back with a new album: “Move Like This” will be released on May 10.
The record is the band’s first in 24 years, and the band includes original Cars members Ric Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson (bassist Benjamin Orr died of pancreatic cancer in 2000).
The Cars have issued short teaser clips of some of the new songs, including the first single "Sad Song":