Musician's death that really effected you...

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SRV died in a helicopter crash. One of the biggest tragedies in music history.
Plane, helicopter, blimp, hot air balloon, glider, big ass kite----------------------------it was up in the air and decided to fall to Earth in a brutal way, same result.

SRV was one of the greatest guitar players ever in my book, so smooth, clean licks and unbelievably fast progressions. His prodigy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is still playing and making a name for himself, but will never be a big as SRV.
 
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Plane, helicopter, blimp, hot air balloon, glider, big ass kite----------------------------it was up in the air and decided to fall to Earth in a brutal way, same result.

SRV was one of the greatest guitar players ever in my book, so smooth, clean licks and unbelievably fast progressions. His prodigy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is still playing and making a name for himself, but will never be a big as SRV.
It might seem counter-intuitive, but some people who were close to SRV are saying John Mayer is the closes thing we have to SRV in terms of style and skill. He does his pop music thing, but then he'll go on tour with a bassist and drummer playing only blues. He's such a killer guitar player. I never did get into KWS.

 
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Are there certain death's of musicians, singers, etc that really had an effect on you?

Prince hit me pretty hard. Dude was not old at all. Pretty amazing musician. Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest really bothered me a lot as well. ATCQ's music has been constantly playing since I first heard them back in 1990. Their music has impacted me so much. My musical tastes were heavily influenced by ATCQ.

What about you?
Definitely Phife.

Taken far too young. I get sad when young musicians that I'm not a huge fan of die.

Amy Winehouse for example.
 
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It might seem counter-intuitive, but some people who were close to SRV are saying John Mayer is the closes thing we have to SRV in terms of style and skill. He does his pop music thing, but then he'll go on tour with a bassist and drummer playing only blues. He's such a killer guitar player. I never did get into KWS.

I think it's extremely clear the Mayer is a highly proficient and skilled guitarist/musician. But it's about more than that really. Not to sound all wankery, but it's about style, attitude, uniqueness, swagger as well as technical proficiency when it comes to great guitarists for me.

I like Mayer, I can listen to lots of his stuff, but he just doesnt excite me anywhere near the level of a Hendrix, Clapton, even a gary Clark jr. That dude, Clark jr, has style and swagger and talent.
 

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I think it's extremely clear the Mayer is a highly proficient and skilled guitarist/musician. But it's about more than that really. Not to sound all wankery, but it's about style, attitude, uniqueness, swagger as well as technical proficiency when it comes to great guitarists for me.

I like Mayer, I can listen to lots of his stuff, but he just doesnt excite me anywhere near the level of a Hendrix, Clapton, even a gary Clark jr. That dude, Clark jr, has style and swagger and talent.
Nobody is gonna wanna hear this... but as far as technical proficiency, John Mayer has all those dudes beat. I like Gary Clark Jr., but he's all style and swagger with not very much technical ability. Hendrix was his own beast..he originated that high gain, feedback taming sound... he had tons of technical ability but it was all self-taught. He had no (or very very little) formal music theory training. Clapton was never a shredder, always depended on tone. He is more of a 'make the guitar sing' kind of player like David Gilmour, but with more of a natural blues style and a little less on the technical side. John Mayer is low-key a guitar master. And I don't say this as like a John Mayer stan, I don't go out and buy John Mayer records and shit. I say this as a guitar player who has seen him play and went 'omfg I'll never be that good'. He's a blues player who has a mastery of theory (he went to Berklee College of Music and occasionally TEACHES there). I've never seen another blues player get into the fine details of music theory like he does. He can shred with the best metal players and he can musically break down any progression you give him.

All that being said, John Mayer will never write a Purple Haze or a Layla.
 
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Nobody is gonna wanna hear this... but as far as technical proficiency, John Mayer has all those dudes beat. I like Gary Clark Jr., but he's all style and swagger with not very much technical ability. Hendrix was his own beast..he originated that high gain, feedback taming sound... he had tons of technical ability but it was all self-taught. He had no (or very very little) formal music theory training. Clapton was never a shredder, always depended on tone. He is more of a 'make the guitar sing' kind of player like David Gilmour, but with more of a natural blues style and a little less on the technical side. John Mayer is low-key a guitar master. And I don't say this as like a John Mayer stan, I don't go out and buy John Mayer records and shit. I say this as a guitar player who has seen him play and went 'omfg I'll never be that good'. He's a blues player who has a mastery of theory (he went to Berklee College of Music and occasionally TEACHES there). I've never seen another blues player get into the fine details of music theory like he does. He can shred with the best metal players and he can musically break down any progression you give him.

All that being said, John Mayer will never write a Purple Haze or a Layla.

I never understood why people talk about what a musician can do when they rate them . All that matters is does it sound good to you or not.
 
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Nobody is gonna wanna hear this... but as far as technical proficiency, John Mayer has all those dudes beat. I like Gary Clark Jr., but he's all style and swagger with not very much technical ability. Hendrix was his own beast..he originated that high gain, feedback taming sound... he had tons of technical ability but it was all self-taught. He had no (or very very little) formal music theory training. Clapton was never a shredder, always depended on tone. He is more of a 'make the guitar sing' kind of player like David Gilmour, but with more of a natural blues style and a little less on the technical side. John Mayer is low-key a guitar master. And I don't say this as like a John Mayer stan, I don't go out and buy John Mayer records and shit. I say this as a guitar player who has seen him play and went 'omfg I'll never be that good'. He's a blues player who has a mastery of theory (he went to Berklee College of Music and occasionally TEACHES there). I've never seen another blues player get into the fine details of music theory like he does. He can shred with the best metal players and he can musically break down any progression you give him.

All that being said, John Mayer will never write a Purple Haze or a Layla.
Yeah exactly, basically what I feel about him.
 
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Scott Weiland for some reason jarred me too, despite him being a career junkie & a drug-related death was inevitable.

Chris Cornell was sad but by the time he took his own life I'd started to become desensitised to celebrity deaths as so many occurred over that 3 or 4 year period.
I can remember many years ago wondering how rock stars like these would adapt to getting older. Sadly, quite a few of them haven't fared so well.
 
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Are there certain death's of musicians, singers, etc that really had an effect on you?

Prince hit me pretty hard. Dude was not old at all. Pretty amazing musician. Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest really bothered me a lot as well. ATCQ's music has been constantly playing since I first heard them back in 1990. Their music has impacted me so much. My musical tastes were heavily influenced by ATCQ.

What about you?
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