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Old 09-27-2012, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tony Iommi named Gibsons best metal guitarist ever

Here's the list:

Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time

A lot of people will say that he wasn't even metal, a lot of people will say that he sucked. I, however, am fine with him being number one. He may not be the most technical, but the list isn't "most technical" heavy metal guitarist, it is the "greatest". And greatest to me is a combination of technical ability, creativity, innovativeness and influence. He was the pioneer of heavy metal guitar, coming up with some of the nastiest and greatest riffs and was one of a kind for his time. He was no slouch when it came to technical ability, either. You have to remember that he comes from a time when there were no Eddie Van Halens or Randy Rhoads or people of that technical ability in rock music. He was very versatile as well, that can be heard in songs like "planet caravan" and "solitude" (not to mention he played the flute on that track as well). Sure, they weren't really metal songs, but why limit yourself to one style?

I cant think of anyone who fits the criteria any better than Tony.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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People that get upset about these lists don't know how to read them (imo). Theres a theme going on not implicit in the title of "best guitarist ever."

The only time I've seen a half-decent poll like this is when readers of a magazine chose, without parameters, the best guitarist of all time, living or dead. And that was a magazine about guitar playing.

That and of course they chose Kirk Hammett so I was thrilled.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not supporting the list or anything, Im just talking about Tony Iommi being number one, and if anyone else thinks he's deserving of it. All the trash talking I saw about him on this Facebook link inspired me to bring it here.

There definitely needs to be more reasoning behind the choices rather than a little paragraph.
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maybe not the "greatest"

but certainly the most influential and a pioneer
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That comes into play when you're talking about greatest, though. He had the riffs and sufficient technical ability to combine with his innovativeness and influence to make him greatest, in my opinion.

Who would you say, Howard, is the greatest?
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Good to hear Adam Jones got some credit.

Iommi deserves 1st position. His innovation of metal guitar simply made it what it is today.
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Sure, pick the one metal guitarist that has played a Gibson exclusively throughout the course of his career.
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Sure, pick the one metal guitarist that has played a Gibson exclusively throughout the course of his career.
I Was wondering if all these guys played Gibsons.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's all a matter of personal opinion. Beauty/Eye/Beholder.

Here's my list (if you put a gun to my head and told me to make one):

1. Schenker

Then, I'd be dead.
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Good to hear Adam Jones got some credit.

Iommi deserves 1st position. His innovation of metal guitar simply made it what it is today.
He might not be as technical as Someone like Van Halen, but you have to give the guy some credit, he could still play pretty damn good. He was pretty versatile as well.
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