How to play guitar like a Rockstar
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix 1942-1970

Jimi Hendrix remains one of the most influential guitarists of all time for always pushing the envelope and lighting stuff on fire. His work as part of The Jimi Hendrix Experience produced the monster albums "Are you Experienced?," "Axis: Bold as Love" and "Electric Ladyland." If you're looking to check out singles, defintely investigate "Manic Depression," "All Along the Watchtower" and "Purple Haze". Photo credit:

"Purple Haze" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience alt :

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page 1944-

Legendary songwriter and guitarist Jimmy Page brought us "Stairway to Heaven" and the "Immigrant Song." Honestly, what more could we ask for? Plant was lead guitarist for Led Zeppelin, one of the most popular hard rock gigs of the 1970's, selling millions of albums throughout the decade. Hit up "Kashmir," "Houses of the Holy" and "Rock and Roll" to hear some licks and riffs that will blow your mind. Photo Credit: Neil Zlozower

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George Harrison

George Harrison 1943-2001

One word says it all: Beatlemania. Hailing from Liverpool, George Harrison was one-fourth of my favorite group of all time, The Beatles. It's hard to summarize his style, Harrison's songwriting changed with the decades. My personal favorite Harrison tunes are "Something," "Here Comes the Sun" and "Revolution," but those don't even begin to scratch the surface. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton 1945-

Every modern guitarist rips off Clapton, it's just inevitable. Highly influential through the '60s and '70s, Clapton is hailed as the best guitarist of all time, though everyone has their own opinion. As guitarist for the group Cream, he recored the song "Sunshine of your Love," to the delight of Guitar Hero players everywhere. Also check out "Layla" because no tour of Clapton would be complete without it.

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John Mayer

John Mayer 1977-

I'll probably get all kinds of ridicule for including tabloid king John Mayer on my list, but he is truly a fantastic guitarist and my all time favorite artist. Getting his start with the acoustic tune "No Such Thing," Mayer has since become a blues powerhouse. With songs like "Gravity" and "Bold as Love" (a Hendrix cover) there really is no discounting the depth and breadth of Mayer's skill.

"Who Did You Think I Was?" by John Mayer Trio alt :

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