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JOE SATRIANI

JOE SATRIANI

JOE SATRIANI (1956–PRESENT). Among the key metal guitar heroes and virtuosos who usually shun playing with egotistical frontmen, Satriani is a rare example of a guitar innovator of the eighties and nineties who still maintains his relevance to the present day. Satriani started as a sideman, playing with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple before starting off on his own, and quickly became a solo artist, specializing in dynamic and fluid solos that are more artistic than merely musical wanking. Most of Read more [...]
Living Colour

LIVING COLOUR

LIVING COLOUR (1984–95; 2001–PRESENT). Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Muzz Skillings (bass, replaced by Doug Wimbish), Will Calhoun (drums). Living Colour is a hard rock/metal/punk hybrid band led by guitar hero Vernon Reid, along with lead singer Corey Glover, bassist Muzz Skillings and drummer Will Calhoun, who mostly came from jazz backgrounds but also wanted to prove that an all-African-American group could rock as hard as any white group. This went up against the prejudices Read more [...]
Young Aerosmith in 1973

AEROSMITH

AEROSMITH (1973–PRESENT). Steven Tyler ( vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Joey Kramer (drums), Tom Hamilton (bass). Perhaps the single most important hard rock band to come from the U.S., and one of the most popular of the seventies, Aerosmith had their roots in the blues influenced British bands that dominated the rock scene during the late sixties and early seventies. Drawing much of their inspiration from Cream, Led Zeppelin, the first Jeff Beck Group, as well as the Rolling Read more [...]