Hi, I grew up with garbage music provided by the media like Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Linkin Park and so on and I'm discovering real music now sadly.

Some quality music I've discovered so far that I absolutely love: Pink Floyd, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Judas Priest, Megadeth, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Lukather

Please provide me with some other essential awesome quality music that one must listen to. Blues, Rock, anything that just sounds good. No Metallica or GNR please!
Thank you
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Captivating me as I walk by
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Chris Duarte is a modern Texas Blues guy with lots of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan influences. Look up "Texas Sugar Strat Magic"
At the other end of the spectrum, there's Type O Negative. Super moody Gloom metal. They called themselves the "Drab Four" "Bloody Kisses" was their best work. Sadly, the lead singer dies a few years ago, so they called it quits.
How about Pantera for some early 90s metally goodness. Great groove based metal from Texas. "Far Beyond Driven" or "Cowboys From Hell" will start you off there.
You can also try some Cream if you're wanting some late 60s classic rock. If you're in that Pink Floyd/Jimi mood. They only released 4 albums in the 2 years they were active. All good, but "Disreali Gears" was the best.

Am I getting anywhere on these recommendations?
Harmony: Stratocaster
Alvarez: F-200
Schecter: Omen 6
Fender: BXR-60
Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
Pearl: Maximum
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals
Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa,Five Finger Death Punch, Merle Haggard, Machine Head, Sepultura, Eagles, Cream and Pantera are great starts to many many genres depending on your leanings.

Also is Pete Steele really dead?
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Here's a list I give my students of players of different instruments that I feel have set the bar for the rest of us.

FUSION, JAZZ and PROGRESSIVE ROCK: Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Gary Willis, Virgil Donati, Steve Weingart, Marc Guillermont, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea, Mike Brecker, the Brecker Bros, George Garzone, Angelo Debarre, Mike Keneally, Ty Tabor, Hiromi, Frank Zappa, Enver Izmailov, Billy Childs, Mike Landau, Pat Metheny, Tony Grey, Miles Okazaki, Lale Larson, Frank Gambale, Alain Caron, Electric Outlet, Dysrhythmia, Derek Sherinian, George Lynch, Stewart Copeland, Jeff Babko, Eric Johnson, Joscho Stephan, the Rosenberg family, Danny Gatton, Tomatito, Liberty Ellman, Astral Project, James Emery, John Scofield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Bailey, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fred Frith, Jeff Beck, Shawn Lane, Janek Gwizdala, Peter Sprague, Lionel Loueke, Adam Nitti, Adrian Legg, Reb Beach, Shane Theriot, Marcus Deml, Ron Thal, Greg Howe, Stefano Battaglia, Jack Wilkins, Niacin, Matthew Garrison, Richie Kotzen, Jazz Pistols, Marco Minnemann, John Petrucci, Canvas Solaris, Hilmar Jensson, David Binney, Aydin Esen, Uri Caine, Adam Holzman, Craig Taborn, Gordian Knot, Guthrie Govan, Fahir Atakoglu, Andy Milne, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Sir Millard Mulch, Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, Nelson Veras, Tom Kennedy, Planet X, Steve Lukather, Scott Lerner, Brett Garsed, Steve Vai, Eivind Aarset, Jeff Kollman, Ruins, Allan Holdsworth, Adam Rogers, Oz Noy, Allen Hinds, Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz.