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#1
See title^ i figured i'd put this here since most blues rock players are classic rock.

I already have a list of some, but i'd like you guys to add more that you know.

David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Duane Allman (allman Brothers
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
George Thorougood
Angus Young (Ac/dc)
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Eric Clapton

That's all i could think of..
#2
Slash?
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No, Slash isn't Classic Rock. Nor is David Mustaine, Kirk Hammet, or whoever the lead guitarist for MegaDeath is.

And I've never thought of David Gilmour or Eddie Van Halen as being a "blues rock" guitarist, to be honest with you.

To add to the list...

Jeff Beck of The Yardbirds/Solo
Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band/Great Southern
Alvin Lee of Ten Years After/Solo
Jourma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna
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#9
I'd call some of Van Halen's stuff bluesy (Jamie's Crying, Ice Cream Man) but i'd still call them more metal than blues rock.

thanks for the speedy replies.
#10
slash and kirk hammet both have bluesy tones in there lead work

in my oppinion and alot of other the most delicate modern blues rock player is Gary Moore, he is the absolute tits.

and lead guitarist from megadeth is marty friedman...he werent blues based he was more classical

Jimi Hendrix....

Kenny Wayne Sheppard ........<--- he is amazin!

check em out
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#11
I'd definetly refer to Eddie as drawing closer to Hard Rock/Metal rather than Blues Rock.

I mean, listen to the bands of the guitarists that have been posted, and then listen to Van Halen, and you'll notice a strong difference between their music.
#12
Angus Young also has some pretty bluesy leads.
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#13
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and lead guitarist from megadeth is marty friedman...he werent blues based he was more classical


middle eastern actually

and to stay on topic, John Sykes.
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#14
Some more...

Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
John Mayall of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones/John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson of Canned Head
#15
yet more, Warren Haynes, Neil Young and Billy Gibbons.

I can name a ton more outside of CR
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#16
Neil Young.....Up neil! He does lots of great blues based work, even in non blues based songs. May not play music like the other people mentioned...But he plays rock music with blues influences (often, not ALL the time).
#17
Along with Warren Haynes, we can't forget young Derek Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band, nor "Dangerous" Dan Toler and the many other names that played with the great Southern rockband.

Speaking of Southern rock...

Allen Collins, Steve Gains, and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
#18
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and lead guitarist from megadeth is marty friedman...he werent blues based he was more classical


Megadeth had several different lead guitarists. And in any case, Megadeth is not Classic Rock; neither is Slash or Kirk. Stick to the forum guidelines.
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#19
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is very blues influenced, and you could go so far as saying his brother, Tom Fogerty, the rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival, is as well.

After all, when Creedence first started, most of their material was extended-jam covers of blues songs.
#20
john fruisctane
any particular guitarist who used pentatonic scales
slash
brian may
Kirk hammet
Santana (kind of)
marty friedman
jason becker
keith richards
jeff beck
dave murray
janick gers
adrian smith
James Hetfield (he dosen't solo that often)
chuck berry
dave navaro
#21
^^Try and keep it a little more Classic Rock, please.

Only a few of those guys you mentioned should have been mentioned in these forums.

Even though the other guys may be blues rock players or influenced by the blues, they aren't Classic Rock.
#27
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^Randy is also not blues-influenced, for that matter. He is heavily Classically influenced.


I've seemed to notice that a lot of Hard Rock/Metal/Shred guitarists are Classically trained and influenced.
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I've seemed to notice that a lot of Hard Rock/Metal/Shred guitarists are Classically trained and influenced.


Neoclassical kicks ass.

Randy was planning on getting a degree in Classical Guitar, actually.
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#29
Chuck Berry of course, Some people may not consider him because he does not use massive distortion, but he was one of the first to use distortion and was the guns n roses of his time without the frequent lateness to shows and axl's temper tantrums.
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#30
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Neoclassical kicks ass.

Randy was planning on getting a degree in Classical Guitar, actually.


Cool.

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Dude, Jason Becker IS good. And he is still composing music

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#34
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Some more...

Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
John Mayall of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones/John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson of Canned Head


John Mayall...not a guitarist. Keyboardist/pianist/singer.
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#36
gary moore. suprisingly good blues guitarist imo.
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#37
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John Mayall...not a guitarist. Keyboardist/pianist/singer.

Occasionally he does. There's an album cover with him playing guitar on it.

Rory Gallagher,
Peter Green,
Paul Kossoff,
Alvin Lee,
Mick Taylor,
Clapton (obviously),
Scotty Moore,
J. Robbie Robertson.
etc.
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#38
if you guys wouldn't mind listing the bands these guys are in...i'd be grateful.
#39
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if you guys wouldn't mind listing the bands these guys are in...i'd be grateful.


I'd say Rory Gallagher is mainly know for his solostuff, however he was in a band called Taste
Peter Green was in Fleetwood Mac (before they went on and sucked some time in the 70s)
according to http://en.wikipedia.org where I'm getting the ones I don't from Paul Kossoff was in a band called Free
Alvin Lee is most famous for being in Ten Years After
Mick Taylor is in the Rolling Stones, obviously
Clapton...well probably allready know he was in Cream, and Derek and the Dominoes, and the Yardbirds for a short time
Robbie Roberston was in The Band
#40
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Occasionally he does. There's an album cover with him playing guitar on it.

Rory Gallagher,
Peter Green,
Paul Kossoff,
Alvin Lee,
Mick Taylor,
Clapton (obviously),
Scotty Moore,
J. Robbie Robertson.
etc.



Rory Gallagher, [Taste, Solo]
Peter Green, [John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (The album is A Hard Road, Fleetwood Mac (early, not the one with Stevie Nicks), Solo]
Paul Kossoff, [Free, BackStreetCrawler, and some other random projects (Free is his best really)]
Alvin Lee, [Ten Years After, solo (they're on the Woodstock soundtrack)]
Mick Taylor, [John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Solo]
Clapton (obviously), [Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Dominoes, Blind Faith, Solo... etc.]
Scotty Moore, [Elvis]
J. Robbie Robertson. [The Band, Solo]

there you go.
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