I always thought it would be interesting to see a post like this. Who are they to you? Any genre, any style. I'm talking individuals though.
Mine would have to be:
Chuck D of Public Enemy
- The man, in my opinion, drops the most meaningful tracks I have ever heard. Racism, social issues, you name it; he does it with a finesse that goes unmatched.
- The guitar solos he shreds are incredible; unlike anything else. He is one of those guitarists that has dynamically changed the way we see and hear guitar.
- Tim Armstrong represents the DIY, fun-loving attitude that I take pride in as a punk. His guitar, though not as complex as Tom, is important to me in that it has been a key piece in a small band that went on a cross-country tour in a crappy car for six weeks and has influenced countless other bands to do the same.