Jimmy Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary (Live)

Stuck for an evening-long conversation topic? Try Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitar songs

There’s some really weird choices here. Why would you choose Look Over Yonders Wall from the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band LP (1965), when there are three or four better songs on that album, including “Our Love is Drifting” and “Blues with a Feeling”, which both spotlight Mike Bloomfield’s extraordinary playing. Same goes for Hideaway from the John Mayall Beano album – there are better songs there. Couldn’t see Johnny Winter in the list (Rock ‘n Roll Hoochie Koo?). I wouldn’t have made Black Magic Woman my Santana song in the list. And so on. Everyone will have their own list. Next time you’re in a pub or bar with guitar freaks, you can play this game all night. See the list here. Before you click though, try to guess who is number one.

Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith Recording CD

MUSIC NEWS NET comments: ‘Certainly an interesting mix of players, a new group (SHAS ?) that features ex-Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, ex-VH bassist Michael Anthony, rock guitarist Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are recording an album together. They played live together in February at a Sammy Hagar solo concert stop in Las Vegas, “We were very excited about that show,” they told Billboard Magazine’. See the full story at Music News Net

Joe Satriani – Until we say goodbye

Another track from the guitar Master of the Universe. This is from the 2005 DVD and CD “LIve in San Francisco”. This DVD gives a lot of nice close-ups of the fretboard and hence the Satriani technique. I challenge my Satriani-detracting good friends Ivan and Roy to say they actually don’t like this. Is it really possible there are guitar enthusiasts who don’t like this? Surely not.