Who is the most influential musician for you?

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leigh01
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STEVE VAI
Hank Marvin
Gary Moore
Jimi Hendrix
Joe satriani
Paul gilbert
Yngwie Malmsteen
Jeff Beck
Pink floyd
udy
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I am playing guitar for long years. Mainly I was influenced by hungarian player. Later I caught some cds some others but my favourite player is Tatrai Tibor. http://www.tatraitibor.hu
He can play from his soul entirely. Huge energy and spirit come into your brain. Great !!!!!!!
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Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Dave Mustaine
Cliff Burton
Iron Maiden
Paul Gilbert
Billy Sheehan
vaibajez
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prince is so underminded. listen to his 80s stuff, hes like steve vai meets michael jackson. in a strange fabulous way.
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if you listened to him in the 90s he did great funk-music
today he only plays the guitar life
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if you listen to his most recent album 3121 theres abit of synth goin on its a good album but purple rain, parade, lovesexy.. that was wen he was at his best. and it was amazin his best.
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alot of prince fans lurk around this forum actually :wink: :D
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lurk! im striding with great dignity havin alittle boggie now and then whilst listen to 1999! :lol:
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Strongest influences:

1. Steve
2. Billy Corgan
3. David Gilmour
4. Jimmy Page
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Jesse Cook
7. Satch
8. Petrucci
9. Zappa
10.Devin Townsend
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1) Joe Satriani
2) Vai
3) Randy Roads
4) Hendrix
5) My Uncle :lol: :wink:
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Back then:
Peter Criss
Bill Ward
John Bonham
Nick Mason

Somewhere in between:
Cozy Powell
Les Binks
Lenny White
Billy Cobham
Kirk Arrington
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In order of which i heard them
Randy Rhoads
Yngwie Malmsteen
Paul Gilbert
Richie Kotzen
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Chris Impellitteri
Vinnie Moore
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i saw richie kotzen once at my college he came in and performed for about 60 of us and it was good, i didnt know who he was but i liked it.
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in no particular order..

Nuno Bettencourt
Marty Friedman
Paul Gilbert
Steve Vai
John Petrucci
Michael Romeo (not only his guitar work, he´s a mindblowing composer as well! check out The Odyssey)
Bach
Mozart
did I already mention Paul Gilbert?
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John Lennon

Nuno Bettencourt

Steve Vai

John Petrucci
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