Selasa, 31 Juli 2007

Top 100 The Best Guitarist In Universe

1. Jimi Hendrix* - Jimi Hendrix Experienc

2. Eric Clapton - Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Solo

3. Jimmy Page - Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm

4. Jeff Beck - Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Solo

5. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen

6. Stevie Ray Vaughan* - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

7. Joe Satriani - Solo

8. Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night

9. Steve Vai - David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo

10. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd, Solo

11. John Petrucci - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment

12. Randy Rhoads* - Quiet Riot, Ozzy

13. Allan Holdsworth - Solo

14. Paul Gilbert - Mr. Big, Racer X, Solo

15. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force, Solo

16. Phil Keaggy - Glass Harp, Solo

17. Jason Becker - Cacophony, David Lee Roth Band, Solo

18. John Mclaughlin- Mahavishnu Orchestra

19. Duane Allman* - Allman Brothers Band, Derek & the Dominos

20. Chuck Berry - Solo

21. Eric Johnson - Solo

22. Steve Howe - Yes, Solo

23. Neal Schon - Santana, Journey, Solo

24. Brian May - Queen

25. Gary Moore - Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Skid Row, Solo

26. Bo Diddley - Solo

27. Steve Morse - Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band, Solo

28. Carlos Santana - Santana

29. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath

30. Buckethead - Solo, Praxis, Thanatopsis, The Deli Creeps, Cornbugs, GNR,

31. Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits, Solo

32. Marty Friedman - Cacophony, Megadeth, Solo

33. Nuno Bettencourt - Extreme, Mourning Widows

34. Shawn Lane* - Black Oak Arkansas, Willy, Solo

35. Kirk Hammett - Metallica

36. Uli Jon Roth - Scorpions, Solo

37. Terry Kath* - Chicago Transit Authority

38. Alex Lifeson - Rush

39. Frank Zappa* - Mothers of Invention, Solo

40. Rory Gallagher* - Solo

41. Dimebag Darrell* - Pantera

42. Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac, Solo

43. Robin Trower - Procal Harum, Solo

44. Slash - Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver

45. Mick Taylor - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Rolling Stones

46. Robert Fripp - King Crimson

47. Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave

48. Michael Schenker - Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband

49. Ry Cooder - Solo

50. Angus Young - AC/DC

51. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones, Solo

52. Michael Angelo Batio - Nitro, Solo

53. John Squire - Stone Roses

54. Pete Townshend - The Who

55. Steve Hackett - Genisis

56. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society

57. George Harrison* - Beatles, Traveling Wilberys, Solo

58. Alvin Lee - Ten Years After59. Dave Davies - Kinks

60. Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains, Solo61. Steve Stevens - Billy Idol

62. Johnny Winter - Solo

63. Dickie Betts - Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern

64. John Cipollina* - Quicksilver Messenger Service

65. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

66. Steve Cropper - Booker T. & MG's/Stax sessions

67. Adrian Belew - King Crimson

68. Joe Bonamassa - Solo

69. Steve Lukather - Toto, Solo

70. Jerry Garcia* - Grateful Dead

71. Joe Perry - Aerosmith

72. Prince - Prince & The Revolution

73. Kim Mitchell - Max Webster, Solo

74. Adrian Smith - Iron Maiden

75. Dave Murray - Iron Maiden

76. Neil Young - Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Solo

77. Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top

78. Tony MacAlpine - Solo

79. Mike McCready - Pearl Jam

80. Adam Jones - Tool

81. Gary Hoey - Solo

82. Leslie West - Mountain, Solo

83. Peter Frampton - Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel, Solo

84. Dick Dale - Del-Tones

85. Vito Bratta - White Lion

86. Mickey "Guitar" Baker - 50's sessions/ Mickey & Sylvia

87. John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers

88. Ronnie Montrose - Montrose, Edgar Winter Group

89. Mick Ronson* - David Bowie, Solo

90. Roy Buchanan* - Solo

91. Warren Haynes - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule

92. Vinnie Moore - Alice Cooper, Solo

93. Robbie Krieger - Doors, Solo

94. Chris DeGarmo - Queensryche

95. Jake E. Lee - Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo

96. Glen Tipton - Judas Priest

97. Joe Walsh - James Gang, Eagles, Solo

98. K.K. Downing - Judas Priest99. Eddie Hazel* - Funkadelic

100. Alex Skolnick - Testament

G3 Tour History

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The 2007 incarnation of Joe Satriani's popular G3 tour will kick off on March 14th in Phoenix starring SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI and PAUL GILBERT. The tour will play selected dates in North America throughout March and April. The starting tour itinerary follows with more dates TBA shortly.

The 2007 tour marks the 5th North American G3 run and the 12th G3 tour worldwide since its inception. The first G3 tour, featuring Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, played to sold-out crowds throughout October and November, 1996 and was followed by successful treks in Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. The most recent North American G3 tour, in 2003, showcased Satriani, Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen and was documented in the platinum DVD G3 Live in Denver. Other platinum DVD's include the 1996 run and the 2005 Japanese tour with Vai and Petrucci.

JOE SATRIANI has been a worldwide guitar hero since his 1986 breakthrough album, Surfing With The Alien. Over 10-million albums and CD's later, in addition to 13 Grammy nominations including this year for his latest studio release Super Colossal, Joe continues to push the envelope of modern rock guitar playing. In October 2006, Satriani released Satriani Live!, as both a double audio CD and double DVD package. In addition to breathtaking, nine-camera footage of Satriani and his band tearing it up for more than two hours at their Anaheim stop during this year's Super Colossal tour, Satriani Live! captures them backstage and onstage on the last stop of that trek, with comments from fellow guitar legend Eric Johnson, candid moments with members of Joe's band and crew, and one amazing surprise unleashed by the audience that night in San Francisco.

Joe's G3 cohorts, JOHN PETRUCCI and PAULGILBERT, are each recognized as brilliant players - both as soloists and within the bands they are known by. John is the founding member and lead guitarist for Dream Theater, recording eight albums with the band, including their sophomore effort, 1992's Images and Words. The album proved to be a breakthrough commercial success as the song "Pull Me Under" became a surprise hit on both MTV and rock radio. John is also involved in several side projects including Liquid Tension Experiment with Tony Levin, Age of Impact and even a Sega Saturn game called Necronomicon. In 2005, John was involved in three releases. A solo album, Suspended Animation, Octavarium with Dream Theatre and he was included on the G3 Live in Tokyo CD and DVD.

Paul first became known for his work with Racer X and went on to platinum success with Mr. Big who topped the pop charts in 1992 with the ballad "To Be with You." Mr. Big disbanded in 1996, and a year later Gilbert made his solo debut with King of Clubs; Flying Dog followed in 1998, trailed by Beehive Live in 1999, Alligator Farm in fall 2000 and Get Out Of My Yard in August 2006.

A recent poll of the Top 100 Greatest Rock Guitarists ranked SATRIANI at # 7, PETRUCCI at # 11 and GILBERT at #14.

SATRIANI stated simply, "I can't wait to hit the stage with John and Paul, they are two of the scariest, most amazing players I've ever heard!"

Continuing with the same successful formula as in years past, fans will be treated to individual sets by each guitarist with their own bands before joining Satriani and his band on stage for an all-star jam session. As with previous G3 tours, special guest guitarists will be invited to join the jam at select dates around the country. Past guests have included Neal Schon, Gary Hoey, George Lynch, Billy Gibbons, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Fripp and Brian May.

G3 Tour First Concert

What a lineup! Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, three of the world's greatest guitarists together and playing in fine form. Joe has the first three tracks, which come from three different albums. "Cool #9" is just that: cool! The number nine is from a naming system he has because he's written so many blues numbers in his spare time. "Flying in a Blue Dream" is a nice, slightly softer song that is from the same-titled cd. "Summer Song" is a classic! Amazing virtuosity and overall catchiness ensure that this is one of the fan's all-time favorites. Great video for this one as well.
Eric is next, with his amazingly precise playing and mellower tone. He is much different in style than Satch and Vai, but fits right in with three outstanding songs (two of which are different on the G3 video). "Zap" is from his album "Tones" and is a very catchy number featuring speed and skill. "Manhattan" is a more mellow, jazzy number and has a great ambient, deep sound to it. "Camel's Night Out" is a more rockin' tune that is very fun to hear.
Eric plays with such precision that it is almost like listening to the album versions. It's too bad he doesn't add to the songs, like Joe does, but oh well. Steve is last and is another guy that is incredibly precise live. Joe was impressed by this, as Steve plays so loud that it would seem that he would be distracted (he played at 126db at one point!) "Answers" is a funky song with lots of interesting sounds and is from his awesome "Passion and Warfare" album, as is "For the Love of God," a nice, well-written meaningful piece. "The Attitude Song" finishes off his set and is a treat for fans to hear because it is a better rendition than the original.
Much more attitude on this one! The album also features the three musicians coming together for three cool songs. "Going Down" is a good blues number for them all to play on to create a very layered (obviously) sound. "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" is a weird/funny/rough cover of a Frank Zappa tune and they do a nice job. "Red House" is the Jimi Hendrix classic and is decently done, though I like Jimi singing it much more than Eric Johnson.
Overall, this is a very good cd and I recommend that you pick up the G3 video too. Then you get to see the men behind the instruments, including Steve's excellent guest-guitarist, the incomparable Mike Keneally! Please look up this video and read my review of it as well. I expand on my thoughts of Mike Keneally in it. Buy both, sit back and be amazed!