Some famous guitarists and their biggest hits

On this page there are a series of links from well-known guitarists that I personally find important. Of course you will not find all famous guitarists here … There are far too many of them. So below is a personal selection of guitarists from whom I have learned a lot and/or who have influenced myself as a guitarist. Any suggestions to add guitarists, or if you notice a problem due to copyright or the like, please let us know !

Angus Young / Malcom Young : Angus McKinnon Young is the guitarist of the hard rock band AC/DC. Angus learned to play the guitar by picking up many of his older brother Malcolm Young. Angus Young is known as the show animal of AC/DC with his typical school uniform. Malcolm Mitchell Young is the older brother of Angus Young and founder and rhythm guitarist of the group AC/DC. Although Angus is usually in the spotlight, Malcolm is the leader of AC/DC and brings most of the ideas for songs. Some well-known AC/DC songs are Highway To Hell, Thunderstruck, Whole Lotta Rosie, High Voltage, Hells Bells, For Those About To Rock, Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and TNT.

Joe Perry : Anthony Joseph Perry, aka Joe Perry, is the guitarist of the American rock band Aerosmith. Joe Perry is one of the most important artists who inspired thousands of young people to learn to play the guitar in the seventies. He plays typical blues rock guitar parts, and plays mainly on Gibson Les Paul guitars and Marshall amplifiers. Some well-known songs are Dream On, Love in an Elevator, Livin On The Edge, Crazy, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing and Walk This Way (together with Run DMC).

Al Di Meola : Al Di Meola is an American fusion guitarist who was part of Chick Corea’s band Return to Forever, and has played with Paco de Lucia,John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and others. He plays mainly acoustic with plectrums. Some well-known albums include Casino, Splendido Hotel, Electric Rendezvous, Kiss My Axe and The Guitar Trio (along with Paco De Lucia and John Mclaughlin).

Paco de Lucía : Francisco Sánchez Gómez aka Paco de Lucía was a Spanish guitarist and composer of flamenco music. He was one of the few flamenco guitarists who successfully ventured into other musical styles such as classical music, jazz music and fusion. He played in The Guitar Trio, along with Al Di Meola and John Mclaughlin.

Ravi Shankar : Ravi Shankar was a world-famous Indian musician and sitar player, who made a name for himself as popularized of Indian music in the West.  Ravi Shankar has collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, John Coltrane, Philip Glass and The Beatles. In recent years he has performed regularly with his daughter and sitar player Anoushka Shankar. Ravi mainly played improvisation on his sitar.

Django Reinhardt : Jean Baptiste Reinhardt aka Django Reinhardt was a Belgian guitarist with a love for jazz. He developed his own style known as jazz manouche or gipsy jazz, partly because his left hand was mutilated with the little finger and ring finger paralyzed and deformed. Django is one of the greatest artists in Belgian jazz history.

Richard Z. Kruspe : Richard Zven Kruspe is the lead guitarist, and together with Paul Landers, Till Lindemann the co-founder and co-songwriter of the German band Rammstein. The musical style is described by himself as Tanzmetal, a combination of metal guitar work with elements from electronic music. Guitar Technically they play extremely tight guitar riffs, usually in drop C tuning. Kruspe has his own signature series at ESP guitars. Some well-known songs are Mutter, Sonne, Ich Will, Amerike, Mein Teil, Engel, Rosenrot, Keine Lust and Sehnsucht.

Johnny Ramone : John Cummings aka Johnny Ramone was an American guitarist for the punk band The Ramones. Johnny Ramone was known for his typical guitar sound with a Mosrite guitar, played live almost exclusively the 4 type barre chords. The Ramones were known for their pure energy, short powerful songs, speed and their typical slogans “Gabba Gabba Hey” and “Hey Ho Let’s Go” and ended each performance with “We’re a Happy Family”. Some well-known songs are Pet Sematary, Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on the Brat, Sheena is a Punkrocker, Rockaway Beach, Teenage Lobotomy, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and Judy is a Punk.

Seasick Steve : Steven Gene would aka Seasick Steve is an American blues guitarist blues musician. He mainly plays on homemade instruments, including a three-string guitar, and mainly sings about his everyday life from the past. He makes his own guitars with the craziest objects such as wheel covers and cigar boxes, and often plays slide guitar with a bottle neck. He performs as a duo together with his drummer, even at the biggest festivals such as Pukkelpop and Pinkpop. Some well-known albums are Cheap, Dog House Music, I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left, Man from Another Time, You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, Hubcap Music, Sonic Soul Surfer.

Michael Schenker : Michael Schenker is a German guitarist known for his work with UFO, Scorpions and his own bands MSG, Michael Schenker Group, McCauley Schenker Group, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock. Schenker is the younger brother of Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker. Some well-known songs are Rock you like a Hurricane, Still loving you, Wind of Change and Send me an angel.

B.B. King : Riley Ben King aka B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer songwriter. In 2006, B.B. King received the highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is considered one of the greatest blues artists of all time, and music magazine Rolling Stone placed him in 3rd place in a list of the hundred best guitarists. Some of his well-known songs are The Thrill Is Gone, Why I Sing the Blues, Everyday I Have the Blues, Sweet Little Angel.

Bob Marley : Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley was a Jamaican reggae artist, nicknamed The King of Reggae. Among other things, he was responsible for the breakthrough of reggae outside Jamaica and was also a champion of Rasta faith. Bob Marley had a slew of reggae hits during the 70s including No Woman No Cry, and I Shot the Sheriff, and released reggae albums such as Exodus and Uprising.

Brian May : Brian Harold May is a British guitarist best known for the rock pop group Queen. Brian May designed and made his own electric guitar, on which he still plays today. Some of Queen’s well-known hits are We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Things, We are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, etc. After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, his solo career received full attention.

Carlos Santana : Carlos Santana is a guitarist of Mexican descent. Carlos was introduced to music at an early age; his father played the violin. He broke through in 1969 with a performance at the Woodstock Festival with his band Santana. He became known with Santana, the band that bears his last name became successful since the late sixties with big hits such as Samba Pa Ti and Oye Como Va.

Chuck Berry : Charles Edward Anderson Berry aka Chuck Berry, is an American blues guitarist, singer and composer. He was one of the first members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His most famous hit was Johnny B. Goode”. Berry’s songs have the traditional blues bars, namely 12 bars, also called blues scheme.

David Gilmour : David Jon Gilmour is a British musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, with his including Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Money, Wish You Were Here and Time. David Gilmour is known for his clean playing and special damping techniques. He usually plays on a Fender Stratocaster. In the song Fat Old Sun he also plays the drums. His guitar solo in Comfortably Numb, by Gilmour and Roger Waters, was voted best guitar solo of all time by the British music magazine Q in 2007.

Duane Allman : Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of The Allman Brothers Band who scored hits such as Ramblin Man, Whipping Post, Jessica and Melissa. As a gifted (slide) guitarist, Duane Allman was also a much sought-after studio and session musician. He has played with many top artists, including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, King Curtis, Delaney & Bonnie and John Hammond.

Eddie Van Halen : Edward Lodewijk Eddie van Halen is a Dutch American guitarist, co-founder and guitarist of the hard rock band Van Halen. Among other things, he popularized the two-hand tapping technique, but he was not the inventor of this guitar technique. An innovator in rock music, he was also an innovator on a technical level, including guitar design, guitar amplification and guitar effects. Some big Van Halen hits are Eruption, Everybody Wants Some, Runnin With the Devil, Jump and Panama.

Eric Clapton : Eric Patrick Clapton is a Bitze musician, singer songwriter and guitarist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist, and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton is one of the many important guitarists with hits to his name such as Wonderfull Tonight, Sunshine of your Love, Tears in Heaven, Layla, I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley) and Cocaine.

Eric Johnson : Eric Johnson is an American guitarist and composer, known for his instrumental rock, where he blends jazz, fusion, New Age, and Country & Western. He has a distinctive style, often uses arpeggios and an unusual use of the pentatonic scale. Some well-known songs are Cliffs of Dover, Trail of Tears, Manhattan and Desert Rose.

Gary Moore : Robert William Gary Moore was an Irish musician known as a singer and virtuoso guitarist. He played with musicians such as Phil Lynott and Brian Downey during his teenage years, and was a member of Irish bands such as Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, and British Band Colosseum II. Gary Moore was on stage with rock and blues musicians such as B.B. King, Albert King, Jack Bruce, Albert Collins, George Harrison and Greg Lake. Some of his hits include Still Got the Blues, Parisienne Walkways, Out In The Fields, Need Your Love So Bad, Oh Pretty Woman, Desperado.

George Harrison : George Harrison was a British musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, and music and film producer who became world famous as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote most of the songs, there was at least one Harrison composition on each album, including While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun and Something. Some further Beatles hits are Hey Jude, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday, Let It Be, Get Back, Come Together and Help.

Joe Bonamassa : Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock musician, singer and songwriter. Bonamassa opened for B.B. King when he was just 12 years old. In the last 13 years, Joe Bonamassa has released 15 solo albums on his independent record label J&R Adventures. Eleven of his solo albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard Blues charts. Bonamassa has played with artists such as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Some well-known songs by Bonamassa are Mountain Time, Sloe Gin, Song of Yesterday, Driving Towards The Daylight, Just Got Paid and Blues Deluxe.

Jack White : John Anthony Gillis aka Jack White is an American rock musician, producer, and actor. He is best known as the former lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripe and The Raconteurs. Some big hits are Seven Nation Army, Jolene and Steady As She Goes. In 2012 Jack White started a solo project, the first album of which is called Blunderbuss.

Jeff Beck : Geoffrey Arnold Jeff Beck is an English rock guitarist who played in several influential bands in the 60s and 70s, including The Yardbirds (the other 2 guitarists were Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also became known with his bands The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In the late seventies Beck played frequently with greats such as Jan Hammer and Stanley Clarke.

Jimi Hendrix : James Marshall Hendrix aka Jimi Hendrix was an influential American guitarist and singer songwriter. He became known for his virtuoso, flamboyant guitar playing. He revolutionized guitar playing through the use of new chords, feedback and innovative recording techniques. His musical style can be described as a creative, psychedelic processing of rock and roll, soul, and also blues influences. Some of his big hits were Hey Joe, Little Wing Voodoo Child, Purple Haze, All Along the Watchtower.

Jimmy Page : Jimmy Page started his musical career as a session musician of Marianne Faithfull As tears go by and I can’t explain by The Who, but first gained great fame as guitarist of the British band The Yardbirds. When this band disbanded in 1968, Page put together a new band called Led Zeppelin who scored hits such as Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, Immigrant Song, Communication Breakdown.

Joe Satriani : Joseph Joe Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He worked as a guitar teacher, and had several successful guitar students including Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick. Only then did Joe Satriani become known as a solo artist. He sold over 10 million albums, making him the most albums sold as an instrumental rock guitarist of all time. His best known album is Surfing With The Alien with songs such as Crushing Day, Satch Boogie, Lors of Karma, Midnight and Circles.

John Fogerty : John Cameron Fogerty is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman of the rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival or CCR for short. Characteristic is his rasping voice and his ability to come up with catchy guitar riffs. His biggest hits are Bad Moon Rising, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Have you Ever Seen the Rain, Proud Mary and Down On the Corner.

John Frusciante : John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music producer. He is best known as a band member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he released six studio albums. As a solo artist, he released ten albums under his own name. His solo work spans a variety of genres ranging from experimental rock and ambient to new wave and electronica. Some big hits are Under The Bridge, Give it Away, Suck My Kiss, Californication, Dani California, Snow, Scar Tissue and Breaking the Girl.

John McLaughlin : Mahavishnu John McLaughlin is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. He plays various genres including jazz, rock and fusion. He also played in the well-known trio Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin. This trio was successful with a combination of pop and classical guitar music.

Johnny Cash : Johnny Cash was an American country music singer, guitarist, and singer songwriter. He became world famous as The Man in Black and stood out for his deep baritone voice. He was one of the most influential singers, both inside and outside the country genre. That’s how Johnny Cash ended up in Rolling Stone at 31st place in her list of the hundred greatest artists of all time. Some big hits were Ring Of Fire, Jackson, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line.

Keith Richards : Keith Richards is an English musician, singer and songwriter, and one of the original band members of the rock band Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and placed him in 4th place in the list of 100 best guitarists. Some big hits were Paint It Black, Angie, Brown Sugar, Jumpin Jack Flash and I Can Get No Satisfaction.

Kirk Hammett : Kirk Hammett, guitar student of Joe Satriani, is the soloist of the American metal band Metallica. He became world famous for his fast solos and the frequent use of the wah wah pedal in his solos. Hammett also contributed a lot to the band’s repertoire. Some of the hits were Fade To Black, Nothing Else Matters, One, Master of Puppets, The Unforgiven, Sad But True, Enter Sandman and Whiskey in the Jar.

Kurt Cobain : Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter and musician. As lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana, Cobain was seen as the voice of Generation X in the early nineties. He committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27. His big hits were Smells Like Teenspirit, Lithium, Come As You Are, In Bloom.

Mark Knopfler : Mark Knopfler is a Scottish singer, guitarist. He is best known for his band Dire Straits. His famous guitar playing seems to be a cross between the floaty sound of Hank B. Marvin’s The Shadows and the fingerpicking playing of J.J. Cale. Knopfler’s low nasal voice evokes memories of Bob Dylan and also J.J. Cale. He has his own way of striking strings with his thumb. His way of playing is said to be due to the fact that he is actually left-handed, but learned to play guitar on a right-handed guitar. Some of his big hits were Brothers In Arms, Money For Nothing, Private Investigations, Romeo & Juliet, Sultans of Swing, So Far Away and Walk of Life.

Neil Young : Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and and in 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash. He released his first album in 1968 and released 35 studio albums over the past 45 years, including hits such as Rockin in the Free World, Old Man, Needle and the Damage Done, Helpless, Heart of Golf, Like a Hurrica, Harvest Moon and Hey Hey My My.

Paul Gilbert : Paul Brandon Gilbert is an American instrumental rock guitarist. He is known as co-founder of the band Mr. Big with the biggest hit “To Be With You”. After Mr Big, Paul Gilbert launched a successful solo career with a series of solo albums. Guitar Technically he has a special way of striking strings, where he keeps his pick at an angle so that a more scraping effect is created.

Ritchie Blackmore : Richard Hugh Ritchie Blackmore is a British guitarist and songwriter, best known as a member of Deep Purple, a type of jam-style rock music with simple guitar riffs and organ sounds. Very typical for Ritchie Blackmore are the neoclassical influences in his guitar playing. After Deep Purple he formed the band Rainbow with neoclassical, baroque and hard rock influences with Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Some well-known hits are Smoke On the Water, Black Night, Child in Time, Highway Star, Stargazer, Man on the Silver Mountain, Kill the king and Since You Been Gone.

Robert Johnson : Robert Leroy Johnson is the most influential American blues artist of all time. Although he only turned 27, only did two recording sessions and left only about twenty songs, he is the example for many blues singers and blues guitarists. Some well-known songs are Sweet Home Chicago, Walking Blues and Honeymoon Blues.

Slash : Saul Hudson aka Slash is a British-American guitarist, and former lead guitarist of the rock band Guns N’ Roses. He later formed Slash’s Snakepit and co-founded Velvet Revolver, along with former Guns N’ Roses band members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. His debut album as a solo artist, called Slash, was released in 2010. Slash has a very typical guitar sound and makes extensive use of the harmonic minor scale. He is also known for his recognizable solos that are composed rather than improvised. Some big hits with Slash’s guitar work are Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Paradise City, November Rain, Sweet Child o Mine, You Could Be Mine, Patience, Civil War and Welcome To The Jungle.

Steve Morse : Steve Morse is an American composer and guitarist. He has mastered many musical styles from Jazz, Rock, Country to Classical music and has received five Grammy Award nominations for his guitar playing and music. He plays in bands such as Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band and, since 1994, Deep Purple and was also part of Kansas for more than two years. He has also been active in the field of music education throughout his musical career. By 1987, he had had enough of the music industry and worked for a year as a full-time pilot at a regional airline. A short session with Lynyrd Skynyrd brings him back into the music world. Steve Morse has a very typical and recognizable way of playing the guitar. Some good examples are Tumeni Notes, Stressfest, Ice cakes and General Lee.

Steve Vai : Steven Siro Vai is an American guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer who has sold more than 15 million albums. He began his career with Frank Zappa, and toured with the Zappa band from 1980 to 1982. From 1983 he started his solo career, released a dozen solo albums and won 3 Grammy Awards. Vai played and toured with Public Image, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. He also played regularly with Joe Satriani on the G3 Concert Tour. His most famous album is Passion and Warfare. Some well-known songs are For the Love of God, Liberty, the Attitude Song, Bad Horsie, Die to Live and Hand on Heart.

Stevie Ray Vaughan : Stephen Ray Vaughan aka Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. In a career of only 7 years, SRV is regarded as one of the major influences in the field of blues guitar and blues music. His guitar work is sometimes compared to Jimi Hendrix, but SRV is much more technical. Well-known songs include Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Mary Has a Little Lamb, Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix), Texas Flood and Pride and Joy.

The Edge : David Howell Evans, aka The Edge, is the guitarist of the Irish rock band U2. In addition to his performances with U2, he also plays on recordings for artists such as Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Tina Turner and Ron Wood. The Edge reportedly has over 200 guitars in its studio and over 40 legendary VOX AC30 amplifiers. Guitar Technically, The Edge’s playing style is heavily influenced by funk technique, despite his musical style not being funk. He is also very well known for his typical U2 sound, and creates delay and echo effects in layers through differences. Some hits are One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride, Beautiful Day, With or Wothout You, Where the Streets Have no Name and I Will Follow.

Nile Rodgers : Nile Gregory Rodgers is an American funk and disco guitarist and producer. He is the lead guitarist and together with Bernard Edwards the founder of Chic, which became one of the most successful disco bands. Nile Rodgers has also collaborated with artists such as Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna, INXS, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Avicii, Disclosure and Sam Smith. Some well-known hits are Happy, Le Freak, We Are Family, Get Lucky, Upsie Down, Let’s Dance, Reflex.

Tom Morello : Tom Morello is an American musician best known as the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He also has his own solo project The Nightwatchman. He also performed as a guest at performances by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, and Morello was invited to play guitar on “Wrecking Ball” and went on tour to Australia in 2013 as a temporary replacement for Steve Van Zandt. In 2014, Morello played on Bruce Springsteen’s new record High Hopes. Tom Morello is known for his typical guitar sound and guitar riffs. Some well-known songs with his guitar work are Killing in the Name, Bombtrack, Bullet in the Head, Bulls On Parade, Testify and Know Your Enemy.

Tony Iommi : Tony Iommi is a British guitarist, known for classic rock band Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne. He has always remained loyal to the Gibson SG, which also has a “Tony Iommi signature model” of which has been issued. Some big hits are Paranoid, iron Man, War Pigs, Heaven and Hell and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. In November 2015 there was supposed to be a farewell concert of Black Sabbath during the Ozzfest festival, but was cancelled. In September and October it was announced that they would hold their final farewell tour in 2016.

Yngwie Malmsteen : Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck is a Swedish guitarist. He is better known as Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (Yngwie J. Malmsteen). Malmsteen, inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Ritchie Blackmore, among others, began learning to play guitar at an early age. He is one of the few guitarists who fuses metal and classical into a unique style of music, called neo-classical metal. Like Ritchie Blackmore, he plays a Fender guitar with scalloped frets. Guitar Technically, Yngwie Malmsteen is known for his extremely fast speed picking, arpeggios and sweep picking.

John Petrucci : John Peter Petrucci is an American metal guitarist, best known for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. He is a versatile guitarist, skilled in fast passages and arpeggios. John Petrucci initially played on Ibanez, and then switched to ESP guitars where he has his own signature series, including a double jack connection for regular pickups and a piezo, so that he obtains both an electric and acoustic sound.

Richie Sambora : Richard Stephen (Richie) Sambora is an American guitarist and singer. Sambora is known for the band Bon Jovi, where he is guitarist, backing singer and co-writer (of songs). Richie Sambora is known for his love of guitars. He plays a double neck guitar, a type similar to the Gibson Double Twelve. He also plays a Fender Stratocaster. Some hits include Keep the Faith, You Gave Love a Bad Name, It’s My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, Runaway, Livin on a Prayer and Bed of Roses.

Dave Grohl : Dave Grohl is an American musician who gained fame as the drummer of the band Nirvana and as the frontman of the Foo Fighters. He is known as a versatile musician and, in addition to his drumming career, has proven to be able to perform as a vocalist and guitarist. He started his career in the 80s, as a drummer for the bands Freak Baby, Mission Impossible and Dain Bramage and was also briefly with the somewhat successful band Scream. He has a very special style in terms of guitar technique, which he says has to do with the fact that he plays guitar from the point of view of a drummer. Some well-known hits are Best of You, Pretender, Learn To Fly, Wleeks, Everlong, Times Like These and Long Road to Ruin.

Andy Summers : Andrew James Somers aka Andy Summers, is a British musician and composer who gained fame through his band The Police. His style of playing has been defined by years of jazz and classical music studies, as well as by his work in the new age and rock genre. Songs by the Police mainly feature his classical and jazz chords, the efficient use of guitar effects, as well as the typical combination of styles such as reggae, pop, rock and punk riffs and rhythms. Some well-known songs are So Lonely, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, Don’t Stand So Close To Me and Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.

Steve Lukather : Steve Luke Lukather is an American guitarist, singer, arranger and producer with the band Toto, session musician on more than 1500 albums and he has also had a solo career since 1989. Some well-known songs are Africa, Hold The Line, Stop Loving You and I Won’t Hold You Back. In 2012, Lukather played with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. In Europe, G3 continued with Steve Morse, as Lukather gave some concerts in America with Ringo Starr and his All Star Band. In 2013, Lukather released the album Transition with a short tour in Europe.

Prince : Prince Roger Nelson aka Prince is an American singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and actor. He is considered the prionier of the Minneapolis sound by combining musical styles such as rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz and pop. Some well-known songs are Purple Rain, Kiss, 1999, Nothing Compares 2 U, Let’s Go Crazy, I Would Die 4 U, Diamonds and Pearls and Little Red Corvette.

Josh Homme : Joshua Michael “Josh” Homme is an American musician and producer. He is the front singer and guitarist of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, and was also the founder of Kyuss. In 1997 Homme founded Queens of the Stone Age, of which he is the only permanent band member to date. He is also known for his many collaborations with other bands, such as his role as drummer in Eagles of Death Metal. Homme also worked with Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey and Millionaire, among others. In 2009 he became singer/guitarist of the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Some well-known songs are No One Knows, Make It Wit Chu, Little Sister, Go With The Flow and The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret.

Jennifer Batten : Jennifer Batten is an American guitarist who worked primarily as a session musician and solo artist. She wrote two books: Two Hand Rock (Hal Leonard) and The Transcribed Guitar Solos of Peter Sprague. Batten played lead and rhythm guitar on Michael Jackson’s Bad, Dangerous and HIStory tours.  In 2010, she recorded a guitar solo for the song Bad Girls by Polish singer Doda. In 2011, Batten was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 series Joan Armatrading’s More Guitar Favourites.

Matthew Bellamy : Matthew James “Matt” Bellamy is the frontman of the British rock band Muse. Bellamy mainly plays guitar and piano. Guitar Technically it is especially noticeable that he thinks from the eye of a pianist, and works experimentally with guitar effects and keyboard effects such as the Korg Kaos Pad. Some well-known songs are Unintended, Sing For Absolution, Hysteria, Plugin Baby, Starlight, New Born, Knights of Cydonia, Dead Star, Bliss, Psycho, Mercy, Survival.

Pete Townshend : Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is an English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer best known as the guitarist and songwriter of the British rock band The Who. Some well-known songs are Behind Blue Eyes, My Generation, Substitute, The Kids Are Alright, Pictures of Lily and I can’t Explain. In 2006 he released the 1st album of new material in 25 years with The Who and started a successful world tour with The Who.

Billy Gibbons : Billy Gibbons is an American singer and lead guitarist of ZZ Top. He plays on his Gretsch Jupiter Thunderbird, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Flying V, Gibson SG, Fender Jazzmaster and Fender Esquire. Typical of Billy is that he does not use a pick to strike the strings, but a Mexican peso. Some well-known songs are La Grange, Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Gun Love, Rough Boy, Viva Las Vegas and Doubleback.

Ken Steiger (Rock, Metal – Guitar Instructor @ Musicians Institute Hollywood)
• Minor Pentatonic Groups of Four
• Project Steiger (live 2008)
• Ken “schoolmaster” Steiger 🙂
• Minor Pentatonic String-Skipping
• Diatonic Fifths
• Project Steiger (live 2007)

Daniel Gilbert (Fusion, Rock, Funk – Guitar Instructor @ Musicians Institute Hollywood)
• Triad Nuggets
• Major Sixth Arpeggios
• Dan Gilbert Concert at Musician’s Institute imperial strut
• Blues Rhythm Triads
• 1-5-10 Triad Voicings

Ross Bolton (Funk, Disco, Soul, Rock – Guitar Instructor @ Musicians Institute Hollywood)
• Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson Part 2
• Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson Part 1
• Funk Rhythm Guitar
• Wah Wah Pedal
• Funk Rhythm Guitar Jam

Neal Nagoaka (Rock, Metal, Fusion)
• Noodling In D Minor
• Sweep Arpeggios Patterns
• Intervallic Techniques
• Reanimated (Demonstration)
• The Second Coming (Demonstration)
• Flight Of The Bumblebee (Demonstration)

John Petrucci (Rock, Metal, Instrumental – Dream Theater)
• Glasgow Kiss (Demonstration)
• Wishful Thinking (Demonstration)
• John Petrucci jam
• Guitar lesson for Guitar World (
• Mystic Dream Exercise

Danny Gill (Rock, Metal, Instrumental – Guitar Instructor @ Musicians Institute Hollywood)
• Fuzz Guitar Show 2009 (demonstration)
• Quick Licks Slash @