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Born Paul Daniel Frehley. Ace grew up in the Bronx and got his 1st guitar as a Christmas gift at the age of 13. Both of his parents played piano and both....More

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Billy founded his first band, the Moving Sidewalks, in the mid 1960’s, before forming ZZ Top in late 1969 with bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill and...More

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Angus is best known for his hard-edge blues style lead guitar, incredible energy, wild stage antics and his schoolboy outfit. Angus started...More

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Born Riley B. King. B.B. was born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi and was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother...More

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Nicknamed "Slowhand", is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who became one of the most respected and...More

Malmsteen was born into a musical family. On September 18, 1970, at age seven, he saw a broadcast reporting the death of Jimi Hendrix. That drove...More

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Frank Zappa’s talents covered just about everything in the music industry. He was a distinctive composer who worked in just about every...More

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Born Jeffery Phillip Wiedlandt in Bayonne, New Jersey, Zakk started playing the guitar at the age of fifteen. He practiced guitar as much as...More

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Eddie and Alex Van Halen came to the United States in 1962. Eddie began playing drums, which he paid for by delivering papers, and Alex began...More

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With the astonishing way he played his guitar, Stevie Ray Vaughan helped jump start the blues guitar revival of the 1980’s. SRV drew equally...More

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Steven Vai is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer. Steve showed up at Joe Satriani’s door as a teenage with a guitar and...More

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Stephen James Howe credits his parents' record collection as the origins of his influences, including Les Paul, Barney Kessel and Chet Atkins. Howe received his first guitar...More

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SLASH is more recently known from his current band, Velvet Revolver and from his time with the groundbreaking band, Guns N' Roses. SLASH got his...More

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Joe was inspired to play guitar at age fourteen after hearing that Jimi Hendrix had died. Satriani is one of the world’s most renowned...More

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He started playing violin at the age of five. Carlos made the crossing from his native Mexico to San Francisco and began helping his family by...More

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Blackmore began his musical career at age eleven when he received his first guitar and began to take classical music lessons. As his...More

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Randy started playing guitar at age six on his grandfather’s Gibson acoustic. Eight years later, Randy formed a band named...More

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With his mother as his teacher, Glen started out on piano; he didn’t make the switch to guitar until age twenty-one. Tipton’s first semi-successful...More

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Pete is the guitarist, songwriter for The Who, and is widely considered to be among the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. As the...More

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After spending his youth in Detroit, Ted relocated to Chicago. In 1965 at the age of seventeen, he joined the original Amboy Dukes. Ted was...More

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James Hetfield is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and a founding member of Metallica. Hetfield was nine when he...More

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Les Paul was born Lester William Polfuss. Les started playing music on harmonica at the age of eight. By the time he was thirteen, he was...More

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As a guitarist for The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards was largely responsible for bringing the rock n' roll of Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry into the...More

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In Joe's early musical years, he formed a band with Tom Hamilton called The Jam Band. After meeting with Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and...More

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Jimmy Page is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock and roll. Prior to being a founding father of Led Zeppelin, he was...More

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Jeff Beck began his career in 1962, taking part in many bands through out the 1960’s and 1970’s and continues on today. Beck broke into...More

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Frank Anthony “Tony” Iommi is best known as the guitarist for the band, Black Sabbath. However, Iommi had a tough start when he lost the tips... More

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James Marshall Hendrix’s, father and gave him his first guitar at age three. Being left-handed, he turned it upside down and....More

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Dimebag Darrell Abbott, was born Darrell Lance Abbott on August 20, 1966, in Arlington, Texas. Dime was the lead guitarist for...More

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At thirteen, David was given a Spanish guitar by a neighbor and so the journey began. The band, Pink Floyd was named to honor of...More

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Chuck Berry is one of the pioneers of rock and roll; in fact, John Lennon once said "If you tried to give rock and roll another name...More

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Brian May’s band, Queen, a quartet that combined elements of hard rock, metal, opera, and art rock, and combined many other...More

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Alex Lifeson founded Rush in the summer of 1968. Musically, Rush has altered its sound dramatically over the years. Beginning in...More

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