It's time for a new, controversial list for Guitar Month!
Most truly great rock bands have a fantastic Guitar Duo...that electric combination of rhythm and lead guitarists that make a group sizzle. As Keith Richards has said (and I paraphrase), two excellent guitarists in the pocket together can sound like an orchestra.
Anyway, I hope you're ready for the scandalous debate and name-calling! So, without further delay......here is East Side Dave's Top 5 Guitar Duos! BAM!
5.) Mike McCready & Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
Let's get the controversy swirling right off the bat! Some out there may be saying, "Really?" Well, with Pearl Jam getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this Friday, we thought it was appropriate to recognize this pair as a truly dynamic duo...having written some of the most iconic riffs of the '90's.
4.) Angus Young & Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
These two brothers and legends have always been perfectly in-sync with their amazing, guitar ability. When you listen to them play, it's not hard to tell that they're family.
3,) James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
When one thinks of Metallica, hopefully they think of GUITARS. Big, flaming, rocking guitars. And this rock duo may be the greatest ever for the metal genre.
2.) Slash & Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses)
The Keith & Ronnie of the 1980's, Slash and Izzy instantly made icons out of themselves with cartoonish names and appearances, and AWESOME-sounding guitars!
1.) Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones)
We obviously could have gone a couple of different directions here. We could have said Keith and Brian Jones (original Stones member and co-founder). We also could have went with Keith and Mick Taylor (the virtuoso who played with the Stones on such albums as Let It Bleed, Stickyfingers, and Exile On Main Street). Instead, we're going with a guy who has been with the Stones for the past 42 years...the iconic Ronnie Wood.
- East Side Dave