Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Adam Jones. This guy rocks!
|What kind of Flying V does James Hetfield of Metallica play more than any other Flying V he owns?||Guitar God Inquizition
Jackson(with green ghost flames). Fender does not make a Flying V.
|Whose signature guitar is an ESP with dual EMG-81 pickups, black finish, a reversed headstock, and skull inlays?||Guitar God Inquizition
Kirk Hammett . I know someone who owns this guitar.
Lester Polfus. Better known as 'Les Paul'.
It was a right-handed guitar played left-handed..
PRS (Paul Reed Smith). I've seen him with this company's guitars in every magazine and TV performance.
Ibanez PGM. Steve Vai endorses the Jem. A lot of guitarists play Jackson DKMGs and I just made up the ESP model. There are at least two types of Ibanez PGM models that I know of- one with a Floyd Rose, and the other with a fixed bridge.
Andy Timmons. Al and Tony were both in Danger Danger, but left. Andy played on two songs off of their debut, on the whole "Screw It!" album, and on "Cockroach." He also makes cameo appearences on a couple of other CDs by Danger Danger. Paul Gilbert played for Mr. Big.
Steeler. Ron Keel sang on lead vocals. After the first album they broke up and Ron formed Keel.
C.C. Deville. Eric Turner plays for Warrant, Marc Ferrari played for Keel and Cold Sweat, and Tommy Thayer played for Black and Blue.
Quiet Riot. Randy Rhoads played on Quiet Riot's 1978 and 1979 albums, which are now out of print.
|House Of Lords covered Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home" on their SAHARA album. Who played lead guitar on that song?||Guitarists of the 80s
Doug Aldrich. Vito Bratta played guitar for White Lion, Lanny Cordola played on House Of Lords self-titled debut, and Bray Jay played for Keel.
|Black Francis sang and played guitar for the Pixies, and later had a successful solo career as Frank Black. But who is responsible for the butt-kicking guitar solos on the Pixies' albums?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Joey Santiago. Santiago often sounded like he was trying to beat his guitar to death -- and it was wonderful. Rat Scabies played with the Damned, Vaughan Oliver took the photographs that grace the cover of the Pixies' "Surfer Rosa" album, and David McCullough is a historian who has written some awfully good biographies -- including "John Adams" and "Mornings On Horseback".
|Everybody knows Thurston Moore plays guitar for Sonic Youth -- but what's the name of the other guitarist again?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Lee Ranaldo. Can you believe Moore, Ranaldo and Kim Gordon formed Sonic Youth in 1981? Time flies. "Mildred Pierce" is a song off of their "Goo" LP, while Kim Deal played with the Pixies and the Breeders. Greg Leisz is a steel-guitarist.
|What slide guitar virtuoso is more famous for singing hits like "Have A Heart" than for playing a mean six-string?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Bonnie Raitt. Raitt is well known as a singer, but is vastly underestimated as a slide guitarist. She can play that thing! Keb Mo' is another great slide player, while Prince is one of the best living rock guitarists (in my opinion). Allison Krauss is a mean fiddle player who is better known for her beautiful voice.
|What electric guitar player matched licks with bassist Les Claypool on Primus' distinctly unconventional "Frizzle Fry" album?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Larry LaLonde. It was LaLonde. It takes a very special guitar player to match wits with Claypool's overwhelming approach to the bass. Todd is credited with playing acoustic guitar as part of the "Sathington Willoughby Orchestra" on "Frizzle Fry". Anastasio later partnered with Claypool and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland in the "supergroup" Oysterhead.
Johnny Marr. Marr's ear for catchy guitar lines, with Morrissey's bizzarre charisma, helped make The Smiths a household name for fans of British pop. "The Queen Is Dead" is a particularly fine album.
|What former Television guitarist brought his electric guitar sound to Matthew Sweet's hit "Girlfriend" album?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Richard Lloyd. Lloyd played in Television, with Richard Hell. Robert Quine, who also plays on "Girlfriend", is a former bandmate of Hell's as well. He was a member of Richard Hell & The Voidoids.
|Metal trio Prong brought their percussive, hard-hitting sound to the fertile metal scene of the mid-1980s and lasted until 1996. What guitarist tore it up for them on songs like "Whose Fist Is This Anyway?" and "Beg To Differ"?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Tommy Victor. Victor, who also sang, formed the original line-up of Prong with guys he met while working as a soundman for New York's famous CBGB's club.
|The Mermen reinvented surf guitar in the 1990s with groundbreaking albums like "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" -- who played guitar for this trio?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Jim Thomas. If you haven't heard songs like "Pulpin' Line" and "Drub" you are missing out on some of the most innovative guitar playing recorded in the 1990s. Whitman and Jones play bass and drums, respectively, for the group, and Snowden produced the "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" album.
|This blazing country picker plays a "guit-steel" which is a double-necked guitar: half Telecaster and half lap-steel. Who is he?||Great Guitarists: Part I
Junior Brown. Junior Brown can tear it up! He brings the song-writing skills of old-fashioned country music to the table, and spices it up with "guit-steel" wizardry. Guitar aficionados must check out his "Guit With It" album.
Lyle Preslar. Minor Threat, and Dischord Records, helped shape the face of the hardcore punk scene in the 1980s -- and created the "straight-edge" movement. Smalley sang for Dag Nasty, while MacKaye sang for Minor Threat and Nelson banged those drums!
|This guitar virtuoso, who died in a jail cell in Reston, VA in 1988, was a guitarist who was famous primarily among other guitarists. He recorded an entire album with Charlie Daniels that was eventually scrapped (though great recordings from those sessions still exist), and wrote the beautiful guitar-song "The Messiah Will Come Again". Who was he?||Great Guitarists: Part II
Roy Buchanan. Buchanan was amazing. If you haven't heard him, go check out "Guitar On Fire" on Rhino Records or "Sweet Dreams: The Anthology" on Polygram. I've always wanted to get Danny Gatton into one of my quizzes, but haven't been able to. He's another unsung guitar hero. If you ever saw him live, you would agree with me. Anything he ever recorded is well worth having. He was a genius.
|Which well-known guitarist is fascinated by various international musical styles, recording with Mali-based guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Toure and playing guitar with the now famous Buena Vista Social Club?||Great Guitarists: Part II
Ry Cooder. Cooder is a great guitar player, and his "Buena Vista Social Club" album -- stocked with Cuban musical legends -- is well worth your time. He also recorded a great album with Indian musician V. M. Bhatt called "A Meeting By The River". While you're at it, check out anything by Ali Farka Toure. His relatively recent "Niafunke" album is particularly good.
|Time for a change of pace. This guitarist, who was born in Paraguay, went on to compose a number of masterful pieces for classical guitar -- including "La Catedral" and "Villancico de Navidad". What is his name?||Great Guitarists: Part II
Agustin Barrios. Wow, any guitar fan who listens to a good classical guitarist play Barrios' work is in for a treat. The famed classical guitarist John Williams recorded an excellent album of Barrios' work titled "From The Jungles Of Paraguay: John Williams Plays Barrios". A brilliant composer, Barrios died in El Salvador in 1944.
|What guitar player, who has played with a variety of artists ranging from Tom Waits to Elvis Costello, formed Los Cubanos Postizos in the 1990s to record Cuban music by the likes of Arsenio Rodriguez?||Great Guitarists: Part II
Marc Ribot. Ribot is an unbelievably versatile player. He has played on free jazz projects such as "Surrender To The Air", songwriter albums such as Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs" and with his own band -- Los Postizos Cubanos (The Prosthetic Cubans) -- on Cuban-flavored albums such as "Muy Divertido".
|What guitarist, who was a crucial component of Booker T. & The MGs, co-wrote such funky soulful hits as "Green Onions" and "In The Midnight Hour"?||Great Guitarists: Part II
Steve Cropper. Cropper is amazing. Not only did he record a number of hits with Booker T. & The MGs, backing up greats such as Wilson Pickett, but he actually co-wrote many of these songs. You may remember him as the whtie guy, with long hair and a beard, who played guitar in the original "Blues Brothers" movie. Matt 'Guitar' Murphy plays the other, also incredibly good, guitarist.