Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 25th December: Dave Grohl

There’s a couple of things to be impressed by when it comes to Dave Grohl… like him being the drummer of one of the absolutely largest bands of the 90’s (that’s Nirvana if you didn’t know) and going about to start a new band which is one of the largests rockband 30 years later and not as a drummer but as the frontman, vocalist and guitarist! And his ability to write great songs! Might not impress you but it do impress the crap out of me! 😀

This is the last entry of Have Guitars! Christmas Countdown – I hope you liked it and a Merry Christmas to You from me!

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 24th December: Bård Torstensen (Clawfinger)

Another band that I listened to a lot in the 90’s, the style of Clawfinger was very innovative at that time and so was the playing of their guitarist Bård Torstensen.

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 23th December: Mary Beats Jane (Urban Olsson & Magnus Nyberg)

Well, here’s more like a band in this spot – Mary Beats Jane. MBJ only made two albums and are cathegorized as hardcore/trash metal and well… they are a kinda “all in” band, no doubt about that!

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 22th December: Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter is another legend in my book, playing the blues with energy and great feeling! I’m happy I managed to see him live just a few months before him passing away…

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 21th December: Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

The first time I heard Soundgardens “Badmotorfinger” I was struck with awe of those riffs… kinda disharmonic and brutal, then pair that up with the incredible voice of Chris Cornell (RIP); I was just sold. Grunge or not, Kim Thayil deserves a place on my Christmas Countdown!

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 20th December: Dick Dale

Here’s a blast from the past! Dick Dale with the classic song Misirlou from 1962. Considered the father of surf rock he sure has earned a spot on this Xmas countdown!

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 19th December: Al Jourgenson (Ministry)

There are no epic guitar solos but some fantastic riffs on Ministrys album “Psalm 69: The way to succeed and the way to suck eggs” from 1992, which is really the one album from Ministry that I like. Here’s “Just one fix” from that album:

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 18th December: Thomas “Juneor” Andersson (Kamchatka)

Kamchatka is one of my favourite Swedish bands, hardly commercial as a power trio playing their own style but they are definitely worth listening to. Thomas has his own personal style and great phrasing as well. Here they are doing a cover of Whipping Pole by the Allman Brothers;

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Christmas Countdown – Guitarist 17th December: Eric Gales

I discovered Eric Gales quite recently and well, he’s very skilled and worth listening to! don’t know what more I should say about him so just have a listen instead:

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