Top 5 best guitarists, drums, vocals, bassists

classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
I'm really board, so just post your favorite/best Musicians in yor opinions. Please keep this flame free

Guitar

1. Jimmy Page
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. Eric Clapton
4. Ritchie Blackmore
5. Eddie Van Halen


Drums

1. Keith Moon
2. Neil Peart
3. John Bonham
4. Ian Paice
5. Carl Palmer


Vocals

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Robert Plant
3. Rodger Daltrey
4. Paul Rodgers
5. Ian Gillian


Bass

1. John Entwhistle
2. John Paul Jones
3. Andy Fraser
4. Geddy Lee
5. Sting

Comments

  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Man do I hate yuppie rock lists.
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2154219 said:
    Man do I hate yuppie rock lists.
    get used to them
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited March 2009
    Guitar

    1. Saul Hudson AKA Slash
    2. John Petrucci
    3. Kirk Hammet
    4. Dimebag
    5. Paul Waggoner

    Vocals

    1. Roger Daltrey
    2. Bruce Dickinsion
    3. Rob Halford
    4. Randy Blythe
    5. Robert Plant

    Drums

    1. Neil Peart
    2. Keith Moon
    3. Mike Portnoy
    4. Joey Jordison
    5. John Bonham

    Bass

    1. John Entwhistle
    2. Geddy Lee
    3. John Campbell
    4. Cliff Burton
    5. Dan Briggs


    Reply if you want to know what band some of these guys are from.
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    tridentgum0;2154266 said:
    Guitar

    1. Saul Hudson AKA Slash
    2. John Petrucci
    3. Kirk Hammet
    4. Dimebag
    5. Paul Waggoner

    Vocals

    1. Roger Daltrey
    2. Bruce Dickinsion
    3. Rob Halford
    4. Randy Blythe
    5. Robert Plant

    Drums

    1. Neil Peart
    2. Keith Moon
    3. Mike Portnoy
    4. Joey Jordison
    5. John Bonham

    Bass

    1. John Entwhistle
    2. Geddy Lee
    3. John Campbell
    4. Cliff Burton
    5. Dan Briggs


    Reply if you want to know what band some of these guys are from.
    not a bad list
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited March 2009
    classicrockdude;2154273 said:
    not a bad list

    I tried my best to combine metal with classic. Don't let the Lamb of God avatar fool you, I love classic rock as well.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    classicrockdude;2154224 said:
    get used to them
    How about you go back to Rolling Stone magazine. :p
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    tridentgum0;2154296 said:
    I tried my best to combine metal with classic. Don't let the Lamb of God avatar fool you, I love classic rock as well.
    i kinda like metal, but Lamb of God is a little to much metal for me.
  • tbb007tbb007 Unsigned
    edited March 2009
    Dunno about "best", but personal favorites:

    Guitar
    Chuck Berry
    Richard Thompson
    Keith Richards
    Tom Verlaine
    Um... "Richard (Monsour) Dale" (evidently his more commonly-used first name won't get past the word filter!)

    Drums
    Al Jackson
    Charlie Watts
    Keith Moon
    Bernard Purdie
    Ziggy Modeliste

    Bass
    James Jamerson
    Bootsy Collins
    Danny Thompson
    Bernard Odum
    John Entwistle

    Vocals
    John Lennon
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Aretha Franklin
    Van Morrison
    Ray Charles
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Guitarists
    1. Django Reinhardt
    2. B.B. King
    3. Jeff Beck
    4. T-Bone Walker
    5. James Marshall Hendrix

    Bass
    1. Bootsy Collins
    2. John Entwistle
    3. Larry Graham
    4. Tony Levin
    5. Donald "Duck" Dunn

    Drummers
    1. Steve Gadd
    2. Carl Palmer
    3. Keith Moon
    4. Terry Bozzio
    5. Buddy Rich

    Vocalists
    1. Aretha Franklin
    2. Otis Redding
    3. Marvin Gaye
    4. Otis Williams
    5. Nina Simone
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Guitarists
    1) David Gilmour
    2) Eric Clapton
    3) Kim Thayil
    4) Thurston Moore
    5) Kurt Cobain (I'm ready to get flamed...)

    Bass (really don't know much, I don't play bass in real life)
    1) Flea
    2) Tim Commorford
    3) Ben Sheppard
    4) Les Claypool?
    5) David Ellefson?

    Drums (once again, don't know much)
    1) Steve Shelley
    2) Jimmy Chamberlain
    3) Matt Cameron
    4) Dave Grohl
    5) Jack Irons?

    Vocalists
    1) Kurt Cobain
    2) Roger Waters
    3) Eric Clapton
    4) Chris Cornell
    5) Dave Mustaine
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited March 2009
    MrFruitLord;2154474 said:
    Guitarists
    1) David Gilmour
    2) Eric Clapton
    3) Kim Thayil
    4) Thurston Moore
    5) Kurt Cobain (I'm ready to get flamed...)

    Bass (really don't know much, I don't play bass in real life)
    1) Flea
    2) Tim Commorford
    3) Ben Sheppard
    4) Les Claypool?
    5) David Ellefson?

    Drums (once again, don't know much)
    1) Steve Shelley
    2) Jimmy Chamberlain
    3) Matt Cameron
    4) Dave Grohl
    5) Jack Irons?

    Vocalists
    1) Kurt Cobain
    2) Roger Waters
    3) Eric Clapton
    4) Chris Cornell
    5) Dave Mustaine


    Let me guess. You like Kurt Cobain?
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    tridentgum0;2154513 said:
    Let me guess. You like Kurt Cobain?
    who dosen't??
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    We're back on this are we? Well, whatever.

    Guitar
    1. Thurston Moore
    2. Carrie Brownstein
    3. Greg Gin
    4. Joey Santiago
    5. Cat Power

    Drums
    1. Janet Weiss
    2. Scout Niblett
    3. I
    4. Don't
    5. Know

    Vocals
    1. Corin Tucker
    2. Kathleen Hanna
    3. Cat Power
    4. Black Francis
    5. Nick Cave

    Bassists
    1. Donna Dresch
    2. Bootsy Collins
    3. Kim Gordon
    4. Klaus Flouride
    5.


    Meh, I drew blanks, I'll fill them in later.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Okay, SO THIS IS A FAV THREAD. I CAN C&P MY STUFF THEN SINCE FAVORITES ARE SUBJECTIVE AND HERE I THOUGHT THIS WAS A OBJECTIVE THREAD.

    Percussion:

    Rob Ahlers (50 Foot Wave)
    Matt Bajda (Funeral Diner, ...Who Calls So Loud)
    Pat Broderick (Majority Rule)
    Damon Che (Don Caballero)
    Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
    Pat DeLeon (Tiles)
    Tony Hajjar (Sparta)
    Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü)
    George Hurley Minutemen, fIREHOSE)
    David Lovering (Pixies)
    Jose Medeles (The Breeders)
    Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert)
    Neal Peart (Rush)
    David Sandström (Refused)
    John Stanier (Helmet, Battles, Tomahawk)
    Todd Trainer (Shellac)
    Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists)
    Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould)

    Bass:

    Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, Lou Barlow)
    Kim Deal (Pixies)
    Donald Dunn (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers)
    Bernard Georges (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave)
    Eric Judy (Modest Mouse)
    Tsuyoshi Kawakami (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra)
    Dave Konopka (Battles)
    Fred Kovey (Aden)
    Kevin Lamiell (Majority Rule)
    Dave Lerner (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists)
    Kevin Manwarren (Where's Moo
    Masato Nakamura (Dreams Come True, Sega Entertainment)
    Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
    Dave Riley (Big Black, Fudge Tunnel)
    Ben Steidel (Funeral Diner)
    Michele Temple (Pere Ubu)
    Tim Ward (The Fall of Troy)
    Jared Warren (Melvins)
    Mike Watt (fMinutemen, fIREHOSE, Mike Watt)
    Jeff Whittle (Tiles)
    David William Sims (The Jesus Lizard, Rapeman)

    Guitar(s):

    Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
    Dan Bajda (Funeral Diner)
    D Boon (Minutemen)
    Ash Bowie (Polvo)
    Dave Brylawski (Polvo)
    Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
    Ed Crawford (Ed Crawford)
    Rob Crow (Heavy Vegetable, Thingy, Pinback)
    Kelley Deal (The Breeders)
    Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk)
    Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, Kristin Hersh)
    Ted Leo (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists)
    Doug Martsch (Built to Spill)
    J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr)
    Mac McCaughan (Superchunk, Portastatic)
    Dave Mello (Funeral Diner, ...Who Calls So Loud)
    Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, Bob Mould)
    Liz Phair (Liz Phair)
    Joey Santiago (Pixies, Frank Black)
    Jocelyn Scharoun (Where's Moo)
    Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
    Kristofer Steen (Refused)

    Vocal(s):

    Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
    Seth Babb (Funeral Diner)
    Frank Black (Pixies)
    D Boon (Minutemen)
    Ed Crawford (fIREHOSE)
    Vanessa Hay (Pylon)
    Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, Kristin Hersh)
    J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr)
    Annlouice Loegdlund (Diablo Swing Orchestra)
    Dennis Lyxzén (Refused)
    Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
    Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas)
    David Thomas (Pere Ubu)
    David Yow (The Jesus Lizard)
    Andrea Zollo (Pretty Girls Make Graves)
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Vocalists
    Jimmy Gnecco
    Freddie Mercury
    Elliott Smith
    Sam Beam
    Thom Yorke

    Drums
    Keith Moon
    John Bonham
    Brann Dailor
    Neil Peart
    Carl Palmer

    Bass
    Les Claypool
    Victor Wooten
    John Entwistle
    Geddy Lee
    Phil Lynott

    Guitarists I'll fill in later.
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2154637 said:
    We're back on this are we? Well, whatever.

    Guitar
    1. Thurston Moore
    2. Carrie Brownstein
    3. Greg Gin
    4. Joey Santiago
    5. Cat Power

    Drums
    1. Janet Weiss
    2. Scout Niblett
    3. I
    4. Don't
    5. Know

    Vocals
    1. Corin Tucker
    2. Kathleen Hanna
    3. Cat Power
    4. Black Francis
    5. Nick Cave

    Bassists
    1. Donna Dresch
    2. Bootsy Collins
    3. Kim Gordon
    4. Klaus Flouride
    5.


    Meh, I drew blanks, I'll fill them in later.
    I listened to Sleater-Kinney for the first time today...awesome. :D
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    kwami42;2154973 said:
    I listened to Sleater-Kinney for the first time today...awesome. :D
    My constant badgering has got someone into them, hooray. In other happy news, I actually got a Sleater-Kinney shirt in the post today. I'm thinking of starting a religion based around the Kill Rock Stars label too.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    I've known about Sleater-Kinney since Paul started hyping them.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2155001 said:
    I've known about Sleater-Kinney since Paul started hyping them.
    Yea well I've known about them since, like, forever.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2154991 said:
    My constant badgering has got someone into them, hooray. In other happy news, I actually got a Sleater-Kinney shirt in the post today. I'm thinking of starting a religion based around the Kill Rock Stars label too.
    I'm thinking about starting a religion with Gary Busey as God and Bo Diddley as Jesus.
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2154991 said:
    My constant badgering has got someone into them, hooray. In other happy news, I actually got a Sleater-Kinney shirt in the post today. I'm thinking of starting a religion based around the Kill Rock Stars label too.
    I've discovered so much music from these forums as well as the QC forums. My library's doubled in the last couple months.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Vocals
    5. Ian Gillan
    4. Ronnie James Dio
    3. Jack Black
    2. Freddie Mercury
    1. Chris Cornell

    Guitar
    5. Richie Sambora
    4. Rusty Cooley
    3. Tony Iommi
    2. John Petrucci
    1. Kim Thayil

    Bass
    5. Ben Shepherd
    4. John Myung
    3. Chris Squire
    2. Flea
    1. Les Claypool

    Drums
    5. Dave Grohl
    4. Danny Carey
    3. Keith Moon
    2. Matt Cameron
    1. Mike Portnoy

    Yes, I do have all four members of Soundgarden somewhere in my list. I think that Portnoy and Cameron are extremly close though, practically a tie.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    What, is there something WRONG with me liking extremely technical artists?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    I don't see how there's too many technical musicians there. But yeah, yawn.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Rusty Cooley, John Petrucci, Les Claypool, and Mike Portnoy?

    And if that's not it, why "yawn"?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Just another typical list, it's not yuppie rock-brand, but it's another one I've seen too commonly over the years on my other message board.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    Guitarists:
    Frank Zappa
    Robert Fripp
    Mick Box
    Jonny Lang
    Alvin Lee

    Drummers:
    Carl Palmer
    Clive Bunker
    Clem Burke
    Michael Giles
    Terry Bozzio

    Vocalists:
    Simone Simons
    Aretha Franklin
    Michael Hutchence
    Peter Hamill
    Eric Burdon

    Bassists:
    Tim Bogert
    Donald Dunn
    Larry Graham
    Tina Weymouth
    Marcus Miller

    Keyboardists:
    Keith Emerson
    George Duke
    Thijs van Leer
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Herbie Hancock
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    I will admit that it's a pretty typical list. I probably should have put Paulie Z up there for guitar.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Vocalists:
    Serj Tankian
    Michael Stipe
    Tom Gabel
    Jello Biafra
    Ann Wilson

    Guitarists:
    Buck Dharma
    Kurt Cobain
    Daron Malakian
    Buckethead
    Stevie Ray Vaughn

    Bassists:
    Flea
    Les Claypool
    John Entwhistle
    Schavo Odadjian
    Krist Noveselic

    Drummers:
    Phil Collins
    Carl Palmer
    Mike Portnoy
    Matt Cameron
    Neil Peart
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